Chris Dolan’s ‘Lies of the Land’ Book Launch, 1 June, 2016, Glasgow Caledonian University
A book launch with a difference…. Lies Of the Land, the second Maddy Shannon mystery by Chris Dolan
Glasgow Caledonian University, 6.30 Wednesday June 1st, 2016.
Should be fun, and it would be great if you could come along.
Celebrate the first day of summer with a mini, all singin’ all dancin’ (well, mibbe not dancing) event. Chris Dolan will be joined by David Hayman, two new songs from The Bookends ft. Maeve McKinnon plus a micro play with all-star cast.
The book launch will take place in the refurbished Glasgow Caledonian (outside if the weather holds) plus a micro play with all star cast. Forty minutes max, with wine and friends.
The Venue and Getting There:
Glasgow Caledonian University, Cowcaddens Rd, G4 0BA. Across the road from Buchanan Bus Station; 4 minute walk from Cowcaddens Subway, 5 from Queen Street railway. Junction 15, 16 & 17 M8. Parking across the road in Buchanan Galleries car park. Venue inside signed at entrance.
“Lies Of The Land is utterly engrossing. Maddy is engagingly sexy and beautifully flawed. Had me hooked right until the end … a humdinger of a story with Glasgow as its heart.” – David Hayman
This. Has. Got. To. Stop.
Procurator fiscal Maddy Shannon wakes up in her West End Glasgow flat to a hangover and several mysteries, starting with who is the strange man in her bed? After solving the first mystery, Maddy discovers that the man’s boss, a successful defence lawyer, has met a gruesome end in his posh Merchant City office.
With a bad reputation for getting too close to her cases, Maddy tries to stand back from this one. But as the murders continue and Maddy herself receives a disturbing message, she winds up in a race against the measured malevolence of an unknown killer.
Maddy’s unorthodox meetings with Detective Inspector Alan Coulter further complicate an increasingly bloody case whose roots may go years back to one Maddy failed to win.
Chris Dolan’s follow-up to Potter’s Field is at once frightening and funny, earthy and thoughtful. It’s a love poem to Glasgow, a technicolour rendering of a city whose beauty lies in its contradictions.
Praise for Potter’s Field:
“Chris Dolan knows about crime … and his first crime novel, Potter’s Field, is very good indeed.” — Ian Rankin
“Chris Dolan has turned his considerable talents to crime. The result is a wickedly good, page-turning classic cut through with literary bite.” — Louise Welsh
“Following the tradition of McIlvanney, Dolan draws a hypnotic image of Glasgow as a city haunted by violence, beauty and the weight of its own history. A gorgeous new voice in Tartan Noir.” — Denise Mina
“Dolan hits the ground running, a lyrical and literate writer turning blunt and hard-boiled when the occasion demands, and setting up a momentum that carries this thriller through to its final act. … Strong on both character and atmosphere, Potter’s Field casts an intelligent eye over a murky, labyrinthine world whose paths are strewn with red herrings. While it fits comfortably alongside tartan noir, Dolan’s concerns and approach make it distinctively his own.”
— The Herald
Chris Dolan writes for page, stage and screen. Already winner of Macallan short story prize, Dolan was shortlisted for the Saltire First Book Award in 1995 for Poor Angels and Other Stories. His first novel, Ascension Day, won the McKitterick Prize in 1999. Vagabond Voices published Redlegs in 2012, his first Maddy Shannon mystery, Potter’s Field in 2014, and his “Arabian night”, Aliyyah in 2015.
Buy online at Vagabond Voices
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