Chris Brookmyre and Marisa Haetzman (aka Ambrose Parry)

Thursday May 9th : 7.30pm : The Mill on the Fleet

VOICES OF THE DEAD – Ambrose Parry: The fourth Raven and Fisher mystery

Ambrose Parry is the penname for two very different authors – the internationally bestselling and multi-award-winning Chris Brookmyre, and consultant anaesthetist of twenty years’ experience, Dr Marisa Haetzman. 

Inspired by the gory details Haetzman uncovered during her History of Medicine degree, the couple teamed up to write a series of historical crime thrillers, featuring the darkest of Victorian Edinburgh’s secrets. They are married and live in Scotland.

A fan of this series since opener THE WAY OF ALL FLESH, it was a pleasure to step back in time with Ambrose Parry once again… Prepare to be mesmerised by the misdirection in this cleverly plotted crime thriller. The Scotsman.

Tickets: £10.  Available from the Mill Bookshop or online below via Ticketsource.


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Big Lit - Get Involved – Volunteers Sought

BIG LIT 2024 : 19–21 July

The Bakehouse Community Arts is a charity registered in Scotland and is the organisation which delivers Big Lit. The success of Big Lit is in no small part due to the support and enthusiasm of our volunteers who help with many aspects of the festival, before, during and after.  If you think you could support us please fill in our online form here indicating those areas you could help with. (The link takes you to The Big Lit website)


Bakings is The Bakehouse’s new online literary magazine – poems submitted by invitation alongside recordings of featured poets from previous Bakehouse events. Trawl through the site to find fine poetry from Scotland and beyond alongside film poems and illustrations. We’ll be sending videos out  intermittently to a growing national and international database. Videos have been filmed by artist Ken Smyth at The Bakehouse, or submitted courtesy of various clever folk on personal technology. Enjoy.