Four Scottish writers will discuss all aspects of crime novels, including plot, writing, plus general death and destruction, in Dunfermline.

The "evening of intrigue" will take place at Reuben's Wine Store in New Row on Thursday June 23 with local author Neil Broadfoot joined by Gordon J Brown, Mark Leggatt and Douglas Skelton.

In conjunction with Waterstone's, the four have embarked on a 'Crime Factor' live tour with sell-out appearances across Scotland.

Neil Broadfoot, who now lives in Dunfermline, was nominated for the Deanston prize for his debut crime thriller, Falling Fast, whilst its follow-up, The Storm, won over readers and authors alike.

A journalist for 15 years, his third book, All The Devils, is out later this year.

GJ Brown is the author of four crime thrillers, Falling, 59 Minutes, The Catalyst and Meltdown.

He is also a DJ, runs a creativity training business and helped found Bloody Scotland – Scotland’s international crime writing festival.

Mark Leggatt is the author of two international thrillers, Names of the Dead and The London Cage, and has appeared at several international festivals to talk about his work. European history and modern global conspiracy lie at the heart of his novels.

Douglas Skelton wrote 11 true crime / Scottish criminal history books before turning, in 2013, to fiction with Blood City, the first in the Davie McCall quartet. The final Davie McCall book, Open Wounds, was published in April.

Fellow writer Peter Burnett will chair the discussion in Dunfermline and attempt to keep the hilarity and body count under control.

Tickets are free and can be obtained from Waterstone's store in the Kingsgate Shopping Centre. It starts at 7.30pm.