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The Point of No Return


So . . . September is now upon us and we’ll all be missing the annual pilgrimage to Stirling to attend the most fun crime fiction festival of them all – Bloody Scotland. But fear not, as in these Covid-ravaged times the festival has moved online from 17th – 20th September… and tickets to the events are free!  So there really is no excuse to miss out.

And if you’re still needing a further fix of Stirling then really you should turn your attentions to Neil Broadfoot’s third Connor Fraser outing in The Point of No Return. As ever, Connor’s adventures are truly Stirling-centric and this latest starts with the release of a killer who years previously had murdered two Stirling university students on campus. He’s now been asked to write his autobiography, causing outrage among the local populace, but his PR agency know of a protection expert in Stirling who can keep him safe . . . Enter Connor Fraser. Connor reluctantly agrees to take the job as a favour to a friend but when a body is found, mutilated in the same way the killer’s victims were, attention is focused on the released man. But how can he be the murderer when Connor’s own security detail gives him an alibi?

If you haven’t discovered Neil Broadfoot yet then you really should give him a go; described by Ian Rankin as ‘a true rising star of crime fiction’, read this and you’ll feel as if you haven’t missed out at all this year on the Stirling experience! And if you want to see Neil in action at this year’s virtual Bloody Scotland, on Sunday 20th September, Neil will be joining a mammoth roster of writers on their Neverending panel, when authors dial in to a rolling discussion about all things crime, with participants passing the baton between Scotland, Norway and the US over the course of four hours. More info here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sunday-bloody-scotland-2020-tickets-117541338307

And fingers crossed we’ll all be back in the bar of the Golden Lion in 2021.

Krystyna Green