Killer Heels & Lunch To Die For - Thursday 14th June 2018
Last updated: 11.18am, Tuesday 19th June 2018
Crime writers Caro Ramsay and Karen Campbell gave an insight into the trials and tribulations of being best-selling authors at a special fundraising lunch for Hansel at Lochgreen House Hotel in Troon on Thursday 14th June 2018 raising an amazing £2,633!
The pair had the audience in fits of laughter with their tales of the early days of their careers at the Killer Heels & Lunch to Die For event.
Caro then read an extract from a short story called The Snapperoody from the Ten Year Stretch a collection of work from leading crime writers, while Karen shared a few pages of This Is Where I Am, a novel about a Somali refugee in Glasgow, which has been optioned for television.
They then took part in a lively question and answer session before meeting guests and signing books, which were available to purchase from Waterstones Ayr at the event.
Karen and Caro were fantastic and sometimes people expect crime writers to have quite dark, serious personalities but they were both very funny particularly when they were talking about all the Scottish words they had to change in their novels to please their English editors and Karen’s days as a wet-behind-the-ears police officer in Glasgow.
We would like to thank Caro and Karen for giving up their time for free for us, all our guests for attending this our second Killer Heels event and Lochgreen for the wonderful food and service.
Caro’s latest book The Sideman goes on general release at the end of the month and is the 10th book in the DI Anderson and DS Costello series. It follows DI Costello in her quest to prove that George Haggerty murdered his wife and son despite having a cast-iron alibi. But is she right about Haggerty’s guilt and where has she disappeared to?
Karen Campbell is the author of six novels including The Twilight Time, After the Fire, Shadowplay and Proof of Life which received praise for their true to life portrayals of police force investigation – an accuracy explained by the fact Karen used to be a police officer herself.
Her latest books leave crime behind, with the novel This Is Where I Am charting the unlikely friendship between a lonely Glasgow widow and a Somali refugee.
Rise is an engrossing tale about freedom and forgiveness set in the remote Highland village of Kilmacarra. Her next book is set in Barga in Italy.