Posts Tagged ‘thriller’

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


Exciting new crime writer Pat Young talks about her debut thriller ‘Till the Dust Settles’ at Troon Library

February 21, 2018

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“An enthralling narrative of shifting identity juxtaposed with New York in crisis, Till the Dust Settles is a wickedly unnerving thriller from a writer who demands attention.” Critically acclaimed author Caro Ramsay

Troon Library, Wednesday 7 March 2018 at 7pm

Two women will never meet, but their lives are about to collide.

As Lucie leaves the house on the morning of September 11th, heading to a job interview at the World Trade Centre, the unthinkable happens.

On a street in New York, choking on the dust in the aftermath, Lucie stumbles upon an unexpected opportunity. But starting again is rarely that simple. Sometimes, what lies ahead is far more deadly…

Booking essential. To book your free place visit Troon Library, South Beach, Troon KA10 6EF or Tel: 01292 315 352

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

Bestselling author Clare Mackintosh joins us to celebrate Book Week Scotland

November 17, 2016


Wednesday 23 November, 2pm at Ayr’s Carnegie Library

Join us a we celebrate Book Week Scotland with a visit from bestselling author of psychological thrillers ‘I Let You Go’ & ‘I See You’ Clare Mackintosh. Clare’s debut novel, I Let You Go, is a Sunday Times Bestseller and was the fastest selling title by a new crime writer in 2015. It won the ‘Reader’s Pick’ in the Richard and Judy Book Club and featured on ITV’s Loose Women’s ‘Loose Books’. It has also been shortlisted in the Debut Fiction Category at The British Book Industry Awards 2016. Clare’s second book, I See You, was published in July 2016 and in its first week of sales it charted at number three in the Sunday Times hardback bestseller list.

Tickets are going fast for this event, to book your FREE place
Tel: 01292 286385

2015 Thriller Awards

April 22, 2015

Finalists for the 2015 ITW Thriller Awards have just been announced, and since we know that thrillers is the most popular genre with our patrons, we thought we’d highlight these nominated titles:

The ITW (International Thriller Writersrepresents professional thriller authors from around the world. The board of directors includes some well-known names such as Lee Child, Peter James, and Linda Fairstein. Patrons include Clive Cussler, Jonathan Kellerman and Karin Slaughter.

The 2015 winners will be announced in New York this July.

Shortlisted titles for the 2014 Crime Thriller Awards

September 15, 2014

The CWA Goldsboro Gold Dagger for Best Crime Novel of the Year

The CWA John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger for Best First Novel

The CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger for Best Thriller of the Year

The Crime Thriller Book Club will feature six specially selected titles on ITV3 from 15 September. This year’s selected titles are:

ctacutoutweb-300x263This year’s crime writing ‘Living Legends’ are Dean Koontz, Denise Mina, Robert Harris, Val McDermid, Michael Connelly and Lynda La Plante. As well as being interviewed for the televised Crime Thriller Club, these authors will also be added to the Crime Writers’ Association Hall of Fame.

For more information about the Crime Thriller Awards, including the TV and Film Awards, please visit their website.

Read the Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards 2014 magazine online.

Crime Thriller Awards 2012

August 28, 2012

Crime Thriller Awards official logoThe Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards 2012 shortlist has just been announced, and Ayrshire-born Charles Cumming’s sixth novel ‘A foreign country’ has been shortlisted for the Ian Fleming Steel Dagger.

Six weeks before she is due to take up her position as the first female head of MI6, Amelia Levene vanishes without a trace. Her disappearance is the gravest crisis MI6 has faced for more than a decade. There has been no ransom demand, no word from foreign intelligence services, no hint of a defection. Should news of A foreign country by Charles Cumming.Levene’s disappearance leak out, the consequences would be catastrophic. But for disgraced MI6 officer Thomas Kell, the crisis offers a chance for redemption. He is approached by his former employers and ordered to find her. Kell’s search takes him first to France, then North Africa, where he discovers an extraordinary secret hidden deep in Levene’s past. it is a secret that could fatally compromise Britain’s national security – and for which Kell could pay with his life.

Charles was born in 1971, educated at Eton and graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 1994 with First Class Honours in English Literature. In the summer of 1995, he was approached for recruitment by the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6). His first novel ‘A spy by nature’ was published in 2001, and is based on his experiences in MI6. The Mail on Sunday has described him as the ‘master of the modern spy thriller’.

Check our catalogue for more titles by Charles Cumming.

Darkly Dreaming Dexter

September 2, 2010

As we mentioned on Monday September is Crime Thriller month and there are many new crime thriller titles that we will be promoting and adding to our library catalogue, but I just couldn’t resist mentioning an absolute favourite of mine…

Dexter by Jeff LindsayWhen it comes to what I watch or read I tend to stay away from anything that is too scary, too gory or likely to render me unable to go bed without first checking under it.  So it came as a bit of a surprise that I should fall in love, not only with the books, but the TV series of Dexter.  The reason I didn’t think I would enjoy it, well, not only is Dexter a blood splatter pattern analyst for the Miami Metro Police Department, by night he is also a serial killer who likes to chop his victims up into tiny little pieces before disposing of them.  In the end so many people had recommended that I watch the TV series that curiosity finally got the better of me and how right they were. From episode one I was well and truly hooked.  I watched the first three seasons in quick succession enjoying each one better than the last, so when season 3 finished and I found myself with a whole two weeks to ‘kill’, desperately needing my fix of Dexter I dived into the books by Jeff Lindsay. I was not disappointed.  I don’t want to give too much away, but the books and the TV series don’t go hand in hand so you won’t spoil your viewing by reading the books or vice versa.  What I will share is both the books and the TV series will have you on the edge of your seat and hungry for more.  I am almost finished book number three ‘Dexter in the Dark’ and already scanning the library catalogue for my next victim.

Find Dexter items on our library catalogue