Renowned crime author Owen Mullen returns to Coatbridge from Crete for special event

Crime author Owen Mullen is returning to his hometown for a special free event at Coatbridge library.

The writer will speak about his award-nominated work on Monday, September 11, at 7pm in the library located in the Buchanan Centre.

It will follow on from his visit to the Bloody Scotland writing festival in Stirling – where his debut novel, Games People Play, has been longlisted for 
the prestigious McIlvanney Prize for Scottish crime book of the year.

The book opens with the abduction of 13-month-old Lily Hamilton from a Scottish beach, leading her frantic parents to engage private investigator Charlie Hamilton.

Owen is among 12 writers in the running to win the crime-writing prize, alongside such established names as Christopher Brookmyre, Val McDermid and Ian Rankin, with the final four and overall winner being announced at the festival next weekend.

The writer is originally from Kirkshaws and attended St James’ Primary and St Patrick’s High.

He and wife Christine split their time between Scotland and their home in Apokoronas, Crete, where Owen writes for between four and six hours every day.

Daily Record

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