BARRHEAD author Chris Brookmyre will take centre stage this month as the Bloody Scotland book festival is held.

The talented writer will perform at a number of events as the highly-acclaimed festival turns ‘hybrid’ as a result of the ongoing Covid pandemic.

Fans of Tartan Noir will be able to see Chris in person or join in the fun online.

He will take part in the Fun Lovin’ Crime Writers event in the Albert Halls, Stirling, on Friday, September 17, from 10pm until 11.45pm, when he will be joined by the likes of Val McDermid, Luca Veste and Stuart Neville as they show off their cabaret skills by ‘murdering’ some well-known tunes.

Tickets to watch the show in person cost £10, while those who want to tune in online can do so for £5.

Chris will be back on stage at the Albert Halls on Saturday, September 18, for two events.

From 5pm until 6pm, he will team up with fellow author Mark Billingham for the Killer Bs show, during which they will chat about their books.

And from 10.15pm until 11.30pm, Chris will take part in the Quiz Lovin’ Crime Writers event, where a number of writers will try to answer questions about a range of successful novels.

Tickets for both of these events are also priced at £10 for seats or £5 for online.

Festival director Bob McDevitt said: “It’s going to be a Bloody Scotland like no other but we do love a challenge and I can’t wait to see all of our authors and crime fans back together in real life while extending our global reach as we beam the festival all over the world.”