Crime story fans can enjoy a free talk by Paisley & District u3a’s next speaker.

Alex Gray, the international and best-selling crime writer, gives the lowdown on what makes a killer story. This popular author bases fictional tales in and around Glasgow.

Attendees will hear first-hand tips for successful crime writing on Thursday 2nd May at 2pm. Refreshments at u3a monthly meetings are available from 1.30pm in the Salvation Army Hall, Mill Street in Paisley.

u3a chair, Kathy O’Donnell commented: “I think most of us love a good crime mystery and try hard to guess ‘whodunnit.’ Thrillers remain in the top five most common fiction genres. My guess is our speaker has a few plot twists and surprises to share with us!”

Author Alex Gray remarked: “A good crime novel for me must be well written, with credible characters and a setting I can see in my mind’s eye, as well as a story that grips me from beginning to end.

“It’s also what led me and fellow crime novelist, Lin Anderson to devise and co-found this country’s biggest annual crime writing event. The Bloody Scotland festival still showcases the best International and national authors, as well as giving a hand to those who will be tomorrow’s crime authors or are at the very start of their career.”

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Photo: Alex Gray
Photo Credit: Charlie Hopkinson

By Ricky Kelly

Main writer for Renfrewshire News

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