Alex Gray: ‘Only The Dead Can Tell’…

Join celebrated crime writer, Alex Gray, as she discusses here latest book ‘Only The Dead Can Tell’..

When Dorothy Guildford is found stabbed to death in her home, all signs point to her husband, Peter. The forensic psychologist is convinced there’s more to the case that meets the eye but Police Scotland are certain they have their man. While DC Kirsty Wilson searches for evidence that will put Peter away for good, she is shocked to discover a link with a vast human-trafficking operation that Detective Superintendent William Lorimer has been investigating for months. But before they can interrogate him, Peter is brutally attacked. With one person dead and another barely hanging on, the clock is ticking for DC Wilson and DSI Lorimer. And the stakes grow higher still when one of their own is kidnapped . . .

Tickets are £5 from the Office. Café bar is open from 6.30pm

In the Mood for Christmas – an evening of festive flowers and frivolity

Ideas for simple but effective ways to use flowers at Christmas interspersed with humorous stories reflecting the stresses and challenges of the Christmas period! Tickets are £7.50 and on sale after the service or from the Church Office. The ticket price includes a glass of mulled wine and shortbread. All proceeds to the Vine Trust Tanzania trip

Stuart MacBride & Russel D. McLean

Join crime writers Stuart MacBride and Russel D McLean as they share a tipple and discuss books, reviews and lots of other things!

Stuart is the #1 Sunday Times bestselling author of the Logan McRae and Ash Henderson novels. He’s also published a couple of standalones, a short story collection, two novellas, and a slightly twisted picture book for slightly twisted children.

Russel is the author of the “masterpiece of modern noir” (Euro Crime), Ed’s Dead, and the Dundee-based J McNee novels. He is a crime writer, freelance editor and general miscreant.

Raging Goddesses

We have a jam packed programme of poetry and prose featuring an all-female line up.
Prepare to be empowered by Adele Gavin, Ailie Wallace, Angie Walker, Carol Allan, Carolyn Paterson and Suzanne Egerton! Event finishes 6.00pm.

Free entry.
Age 16 plus.

Stuart Cosgrove – Harlem ‘69: The Future of Soul

Stuart Cosgrove is an award winning Scottish journalist, broadcaster and television executive. Originally from Perth, he was a staff writer with the black music paper Echoes, Media Editor on the NME and a feature writer for a range of newspapers and magazines. He joined Channel 4 in 1994, serving for eight years as Controller of Arts and Entertainment and then as Head of Programmes until stepping down in 2015. He is also a rare soul music collector.

‘Harlem 69’ is the third book in Stuart’s series ‘The Soul Trilogy’. In 1969, among Harlem’s Rabelaisian cast of characters are bandleader King Curtis, soul singers Aretha Franklin and Donny Hathaway, and drug peddler Jimmy ‘Goldfinger’ Terrell. A raid on tenements across New York leads to the arrest of 21 Black Panther party members – one of the most controversial trials of the era. Stuart Cosgrove appears live in the Faw Kirk as part of Falkirk Storytelling Festival.