Craig Robertson launches Cold Grave

Calling all crimefic-loving Scots!

Craig Robertson will be breaking a bottle of Buckfast over the bow of his third novel Cold Grave in Waterstones, Argyle Street, Glasgow this Wednesday, June 13 at 18:30.  Waterstones have promised wine and biscuits.  There will be a reading, some chat and book signings, with a post-launch drinks at a venue still to be decided.

The Waterstones event is ticketed but free. You can get a ticket at the store or by phoning Waterstones on 0141 248 4814.

If you can’t make the launch then Craig will be signing books on Thursday June 14 on a whirlwind tour of Waterstones plus one.  Here’s where and when you can find him:
09.30 – Waterstones Stirling
11.00 – Waterstones East Kilbride
12.00 – Waterstones Newton Mearns
14.00 – Waterstones Braehead
15.30 – The Hyndland Bookshop

Now, at It’s a Crime! we love Mr Robertson’s novels.  His first, Random was shortlisted for the 2010 CWA John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger and his second, Snapshot, was reviewed here.  We’re looking forward to Cold Grave especially after reading this:

“Even the coldest case will eventually crack. November 1993. Scotland is in the grip of the coldest winter in living memory and the Lake of Menteith is frozen over. A young man and woman walk across the ice to the historic island of Inchmahome which lies in the middle of the lake. Only the man comes back.

In the spring, as staff prepare the abbey ruins for summer visitors, they discover the unidentifiable remains of the body of a girl, her skull violently crushed.

Twenty years later, present day. Retired detective Alan Narey is still haunted by the unsolved crime. Desperate to relieve her father’s conscience DS Rachel Narey returns to the Lake of Menteith and unofficially reopens the cold case. With the help of police photographer Tony Winter, Rachel discovers that the one man her father had always suspected was the killer has recently died.

Risking her job and reputation, Narey prepares a dangerous gambit to uncover the killer’s identity – little knowing who that truly is. Despite the freezing temperatures the ice cold case begins to thaw, and with it a tide of secrets long frozen in time are suddenly and shockingly unleashed.”