Denise Mina at the Pitlochry Winter Words Festival


Denise Mina was born in East Kilbride in 1966. Her novels include The End of the Wasp Season and Gods and Beasts, both of which won the prestigious Theakstons Old Peculiar Crime Novel of the Year Award in consecutive years. Her novel Conviction was a Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick and a Sunday TimesObserver and Telegraph Book of the Year.

In 2021, Denise released Rizzio, breathtakingly tense work is a tale of sex, secrets and lies, one that explores the lengths that men – and women – will go to in the search for love and power. Denise Mina brilliantly portrays the sexual dynamics and politics of power in the court of Mary Queen of Scots in the lead up to the murder of David Rizzio. The period is masterfully researched yet lightly drawn, the characterisation quick, subtle and utterly convincing.



Saturday 19 February  8.30pm – 9.30pm

Tickets £12 pre household

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Saturday 19 Feb 2022
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