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The Gathering Storm

Do you love Scottish crime novels? Have a taste for tartan noir? Then join crime author Lynne McEwan as she talks and answers your questions about her bestselling series.

When: Saturday 14 September

Nottingham Central Library are proud to partner with the Society of Authors on this series of workshops and talks for 2024. From writing witchcraft, world building, crime writing, to children’s storytimes, we have something for everyone.

Society of Authors Presents: Lynne McEwan

Talk: ‘The Gathering Storm’

  • Saturday 14 September, 11pm to 12.30pm
  • Genre: Crime
  • Audience: 18+
  • Ticket Price: £5

Do you love Scottish crime novels? Have a taste for tartan noir? Then join crime author Lynne McEwan as she talks and answers your questions about her bestselling series featuring part-time lifeboat volunteer, and full-time detective DI Shona Oliver, from researching locations to creating compelling characters – and all things crime writing.

The Gathering Storm, published in February, is the fourth in the series set in Scotland’s beautiful, but deadly Solway Firth. DI Shona Oliver’s past and present collide when James McGowan, her ex-classmate, now a famous actor, is making a Robert Burns biopic locally. It’s Shona’s job to keep him safe while filming on an isolated island in the Solway Firth. But when a dead man wearing James’s coat is found on the beach in suspicious circumstances, it seems someone wants him out of the picture. Can Shona keep her head above the waves, and protect those around her?