Crime and thriller writer Helen FitzGerald brought down the curtain on a week of author visits to Bute on Saturday with a signing session at Rothesay bookshop Print Point.
Helen, who was born in Melbourne, Australia but now lives in Glasgow, followed fellow writers Marguerite Kaye, Myra Duffy and Jane Common through the door of Print Point to mark Independent Booksellers Week.
“I’m a regular visitor to Bute,” Helen, whose novels include Dead Lovely, The Devil’s Staircase and most recently The Cry, told us. “In the last few years I’ve found I need time away to write, and Bute is where I come to do it. There’s something about not needing to drive, getting on a boat and feeling as if you’re cut off from the world - even though you’re not really - that really inspires me.”
* More from our chat with Helen in this week’s issue of The Buteman - on sale from Thursday, July 10.