Posts Tagged ‘book launch’

Pat Young talks about her new psychological thriller ‘I Know Where You Live’ at Carnegie Library

March 2, 2018

Carnegie Library, Thursday 15 March 2018 at 7pm

Exciting new crime writer Pat Young will be joined by Michael J Malone to talk about her latest book ‘I Know Where You Live‘…

She’d had enough fear. Enough hiding. Enough running away.

Penny seizes the chance of a new life for her family when her husband is offered a job in Europe.

At the airport, they meet charming Sophie, fluent in French and looking for work as an au pair. Penny, struggling to cope in France, offers Sophie a job and she soon becomes an important part of the family’s life. But Sophie is hiding something.

To book your free place please visit Carnegie Library, 12 Main Street, Ayr KA8 8EB or Tel: 01292 286 385


Michael J. Malone talks about his new book ‘House of Spines’ at Ayr’s Carnegie Library

September 7, 2017

Local author and prize-winning poet Michael Malone will be joining us at Carnegie Library for the launch of his new psychological thriller ‘House of Spines’ on Thursday 14 September at 7pm.

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House of Spines by Michael J. Malone

Ran McGhie’s world has been turned upside down. A young, lonely and frustrated writer, and suffering from mental-health problems, he discovers that his long-dead mother was related to one of Glasgow’s oldest merchant families. Not only that, but Ran has inherited Newton Hall, a vast mansion that belonged to his great-uncle, who appears to have been watching from afar as his estranged great-nephew has grown up. Entering his new-found home, he finds that Great-Uncle Fitzpatrick has turned it into a temple to the written word – the perfect place for poet Ran. But everything is not as it seems. As he explores the Hall’s endless corridors, Ran’s grasp on reality appears to be loosening. And then he comes across an ancient lift; and in that lift a mirror. And in the mirror…the reflection of a woman … A terrifying psychological thriller with more than a hint of the Gothic, House of Spines is a love letter to the power of books, and an exploration of how lust and betrayal can be deadly…

Library members can place a request for Michael’s new book on our online library catalogue or in any South Ayrshire Library.

About the author

Michael has published over 200 poems in literary magazines throughout the UK and Blood Tears, his bestselling debut novel won the Pitlochry Prize from the Scottish Association of Writers. His other published work includes: Carnegie’s Call (a non-fiction work about successful modern-day Scots); A Taste for Malice; The Guillotine Choice; Beyond the Rage and The Bad Samaritan. His psychological thriller, A Suitable Lie, was a number one bestseller.

This is a free event, no need to book.
Carnegie Library, 12 Main Street Ayr KA8 8EB, Tel: 01292 286385

Author Tony Black launches his novel ‘The Storm Without’

May 28, 2012

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Acclaimed Scottish crime writer Tony Black launches his new book ‘The Storm Without’ as serialised in the Ayrshire Post.

‘Tony Black is my favourite British Crime Writer’
Irvine Welsh

The Storm Without by Tony BlackStill recovering from the harrowing case that ended his police career, Doug Michie returns to his boyhood home of Ayr on Scotland’s wind-scarred west coast. He hopes to rebuild his shattered life, get over the recent failure of his marriage and shed his demons, but the years have changed the birthplace of the poet Robert Burns.

When Doug meets his old school-day flame Lyn, however, he feels his past may offer the salvation of a future.  But, Lyn’s son has been accused of murder and she begs Doug to find the truth.

Soon Doug is tangled in a complicated web of corrupt politicians, frightened journalists and a police force in cahoots with criminals.  Only Burns’ philosophical musings offer Doug some shelter as he wanders the streets of Auld Ayr battling The Storm Without

Find titles by Tony Black on our library catalogue.

Thursday 14th June 2012, Carnegie Library, 7.30pm
FREE ticketed event 

For more information and tickets:
Carnegie Library, 12 Main Street, Ayr KA8 8EB
t: 01292 286385 or  e:

Author Michael Malone launches his first crime novel ‘Blood Tears’

May 18, 2012

Book shelf with books and feet poking out with dead body toe tag on one foot


It’s National Crime Writing Month in June and we can’t wait to celebrate our favourite reading genre.  For the next week or so we will be posting on our blog the wide variety of events that will be taking place in and about South Ayrshire Libraries. There is something for everyone to enjoy; book groups, author talks, an old Ayr crime walk, murder mystery writing workshops and competitions galore. We really hope you can join us for a whole month of crime related thrills…it would be a crime to miss it!

Download our Crime Writing Events leaflet.

Blood Tears by Michael Malone

Author Michael Malone ‘Blood Tears’

A body is discovered: the terrible mutilations spell out the wounds of the Stigmata.  For Glasgow DI Ray McBain, the killing’s are strangely familiar…and then the dreams begin.

A cool new voice in the popular Scottish crime fiction genre, Malone deserves a place alongside the likes of Stuart MacBride, Alex Grey and Ian Rankin.

Monday 6th June 2012, Carnegie Library at 7.30pm
Tickets £3, refreshments provided. 

Find other titles by Michael Malone on our library catalogue.

For more information and tickets:
Carnegie Library, 12 Main Street, Ayr KA8 8EB
t: 01292 286385 or  e: