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James Oswald book signing at The Avenue

James Oswald Book Signing


Best-selling crime writer James Oswald will be at The Avenue Shopping Centre in Newton Mearns to discuss and sign copies of The Hangman’s Song in a free event organised by Waterstone’s at Primavera on Tuesday 4th March 7pm till 8.30pm.

The Hangman’s Song is the third novel in Oswald’s Inspector McLean series which is set in Edinburgh. The plot starts with a young man found hanging by a rope in his Edinburgh home. A simple, sad suicide, yet Detective Inspector Tony McLean is puzzled by the curious suicide note.

A second hanged man and another strange note hint at a sinister pattern. Investigating a brutal prostitution and human trafficking ring, McLean struggles to find time to link the two suicides. But the discovery of a third convinces him of malicious intent.

Digging deeper, McLean finds answers much closer to home than he expects. Something terrifying stalks the city streets, and bringing it to justice may destroy all he holds dear.

Oswald’s first two Detective Inspector McLean books have been massive bestsellers – reaching the top of national charts – and the first was a Richard and Judy book club pick. He has also written an epic fantasy series, as well as comic scripts and short stories.

In his spare time Oswald runs a 350-acre livestock farm in North East Fife, where he raises pedigree Highland cattle and New Zealand Romney sheep.

To book a space at this free event contact Waterstone’s or Primavera Bistro at The Avenue.
The Avenue Shopping Centre, managed by commercial property consultancy BTWShiells, offers shoppers a warm and welcoming shopping experience conveniently located on the outskirts of Glasgow city centre.

For further information about The Avenue log onto the website.

Books – Author Helen FitzGerald brings her new book to The Avenue

POPULAR author Helen FitzGerald will be at the Avenue Shopping Centre in Newton Mearns to discuss her work and introduce her new book, The Cry, at Primavera Bistro on Wednesday 13th November from 7pm – 8pm.


In The Cry, a baby goes missing on a lonely roadside in Australia, setting off a police investigation that will become a media sensation. Lies, rumours and guilt snowball, causing the parents, Joanna and Alistair, to slowly turn against each other.


Finally Joanna starts thinking the unthinkable: could the truth be even more terrible than she suspected? And what will it take to make things right?

Michelle McCabe, Centre Manager at The Avenue, said: “The Cry is a dark psychological thriller with a gripping moral dilemma at its heart and characters who will keep you guessing on every page.”


Helen FitzGerald is one of thirteen children and grew up in Victoria, Australia. She now lives in Glasgow with her husband and two children.


To book a space at this free event contact Waterstones or Primavera Bistro in the Avenue.


The Avenue Shopping Centre, managed by commercial property consultancy BTWShiells, offers shoppers a warm and welcoming shopping experience conveniently located on the outskirts of Glasgow city centre.


For further information about The Avenue log onto www.avenueshopping.co.uk.


Gliterary Lunch November 25th 2010

This is a lunch with a difference which will take place on November 25th 2010 at Oran Mor, from 12pm to 3pm

The format is that you have a starter with your pre lunch refreshment, then you eat your main course followed by a reading from one of the authors, followed by some questions. Then you get your pudding, the second author speaks and then you get to have the books signed. Great format which allows for lots of chat over lunch, so take your friends!

Portrait  photograph of author Caro RamsayDark Water
by Caro Ramsay

Caro Ramsay was born in Glasgow and now lives in a village on the West Coast of Scotland.

She is widely recognised as one of the most significant new voices in the crime genre. This is her third DI Anderson and DS Costello novel.

Praise for Caro Ramsay

‘Many shivers in store for readers, followed by a shattering climax’
The Times

‘Ramsay handles her characters with aplomb, the dialogue crackles and the search for the killer has surprising twists and turns’

The Plot

A bitterly cold February in Glasgow. A body of a criminal, his face hideously disfigured, is discovered hanging from a rope in the attic of a deserted tenement…

Investigating officers DI Anderson and DS Costello believe the dead man to be a suspect, in a decade old case involving rape and attempted murder. But what has happened to the dead man’s accomplice, ‘Mr Click’?

With the discovery of another young woman who has been brutally attacked, detectives Anderson and Costello realise this terrifying psychopath has started working once more. For Mr Click has developed a taste for his bloodthirsty trade. And to satisfy his lust he will strike again and again…

Portrait photograph of author Arabella WeirThe Real Me is Thin
by Arabella Weir
Arabella Weir is the author of the best-selling Does My Bum Look Big In This? She is best known for her role in BBC2’s The Fast Show and is a frequent commentator on current issues in the Guardian. Arabella contributed regularly to the Radio 4 comedy series Smelling of Roses and most recently appeared in E4’s teen drama Skins. Arabella recently appeared in the West End show Calendar Girls. She lives in north London with her husband and two children.Praise for Arabella Weir

‘Arabella is such a funny and charming person she talks about herself and these issues in a really light-hearted and entertaining way.’
Harper Collins

The Plot

Lumped into ‘the too fat for potatoes group’ by her mother, carefree eating isn’t something Arabella Weir had much experience of growing up.

Written with startling frankness, Arabella unravels her own eating history in this humorous appraisal of our attitudes towards eating disorders and obesity. Not easy for someone who still can’t be alone unsupervised in a room with a packet of chocolate biscuits.

Recounting stories of unhinged mothers and callous doctors, mystery-meat suppers, and egg custard battles with calculating boyfriends’ mothers, this candid memoir vividly recreates a childhood and adolescence marred by the social embarrassment of being marked as different simply due to your weight.

Tickets: £50 per head / £500 per table of 10 You can book online

[googleMap name=”Oran Mor” width=”400″ height=”400″]Byres Road Glasgow G12 8QX[/googleMap]