Denise Mina at Borders Book Festival


One of Britain’s most celebrated crime writers turns her attention to a famous murder, one that took place in Edinburgh in 1566. Rizzio is a historical novel that tells the tale of the secretary and friend of Mary Queen of Scots. It is riveting. As the young queen, six months pregnant with the future James VI and I, enjoys a supper party at Holyrood, the palace is surrounded. A gang of men creeps silently upstairs to murder David Rizzio on the orders of Mary’s husband, Lord Darnley. And he wanted the deed done in front of her, to have her watch it done. This is a thrilling, pungent tale, and a radical new take on one of the darkest episodes in Scottish history.

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Wednesday 03 Nov 2021
McInroy & Wood Marquee, United Kingdom