An annual celebration of reading in Aberdeenshire will focus on the subjects of crime and mystery, with more than 150,000 novels in these categories borrowed by local readers in the last 18 months.
Book Week Scotland (BWS) is a national event which takes place every November, with libraries across the country celebrating reading and Scottish authors.
This year BWS is running from November 16-22 and Live Life Aberdeenshire libraries will be holding a week of author talks.
The talks all take the form of online, pre-recorded films created by members of the library team, who conducted virtual interviews whilst the authors remained safely at home.
Though different to how BWS events are normally delivered, this will not impact on the quality of the talks audiences have become accustomed to from the library service.
From today (Monday, November 2), readers can get an insight into the author line-up to help them decide which of the interviews they would like to watch. An online presentation is available on the Live Life Aberdeenshire website with information about the authors, including links to the library team reading extracts from their books.
From Monday, November 16 an author talk will be released each day at 2.30pm on the site.
The line-up starts with Aberdeen author Eric R Davidson, historical crime writer, on the Monday.
He’ll be followed on Tuesday, November 17 by Jane Eddie, discussing her debut novel published last year.
On Wednesday, November 18, Shona (SG) MacLean, historical crime writer will speak about her Alexander Seaton and Damian Seeker series.
On Thursday, November 19, Douglas Skelton, investigative journalist and crime writer will chat about his Davie McCall and Rebecca Connelly series.
On Friday November 20, Theresa Talbot, Broadcaster and crime writer will speak about her Oonah O’Neil books.
On Saturday, November 21, Caro Ramsay, Osteopath and crime writer will speak about her popular Anderson and Costello books.
Finally, on Sunday, November 22 local storyteller Jackie Ross will share a tale or two about local myths and legends.