IT seems Scottish crime writers are like buses: you wait ages for one to do an Inverness event and then three come along (almost) at once.
First up, and representing the east coast, is Stuart MacBride, who will be talking about the 10th book in his series about Aberdeen detective Logan McRae, In The Cold Dark Ground, at Waterstones’ Eastgate Centre bookshop this evening, Friday January 15.
Then on Tuesday, the focus shifts west when Glasgow born author Peter May, author of the bestselling and award-winning Lewis trilogy, will be at The Ironworks to talk about his return to the Outer Hebrides in his latest novel, The Coffin Road, which opens with a man being washed up on a Harris beach with no idea of why he is on the island, or even what his own name is.
The following evening, again at The Ironworks and proving a beard is not a necessary requirement for a successful author of "tartan noir", Chris Brookmyre braves an Inverness audience in spite of using the Highland Capital as the setting for his latest tale of murder and intrigue, Black Widow.
All three events begin at 7pm and for further information and to reserve tickets, contact the Inverness branch of Waterstones.