Douglas was born in Scotland and some decades later he left to live in Belgium. Meeting his future wife, Kathryn, he took the opportunity to drop out of reality and join her on a Foreign and Commonwealth Office posting to Senegal. It was while in Africa that he developed the character of the barber Barney Thomson. Since the 1990’s, he has penned seven books in the Barney series, and several other crime novels written in a non- traditional style. His first novel, The Long Midnight of Barney Thomson, has been translated into several languages and in July 2015 was released in the UK as a major movie, The Legend of Barney Thomson, starring Robert Carlyle, Emma Thompson and Ray Winstone. Since then, Douglas has gone ‘straight’, writing a series of stunning crime novels. His latest, The Art of Dying, is the third in the DI Ben Westphall series set in the Scottish Highlands. In it, a man walks into a police station twelve years after his parents and girlfriend identified his body. That’s strange enough but things are about to get stranger still.
Friday, 2nd August: 4.30pm – 5.30pm
“Watching The Detectives”
Douglas Lindsay, Ed James, Caro Ramsay and Craig Robertson
Sunday, 4th August 11am – 12pm
Douglas Lindsay and Douglas Skelton