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Candlelit Crime : Kaite Welsh’ The Wages of Sin

January 11 at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Free - £8.99

This January don’t fight the darkness, embrace it! Kaite Welsh shares her irresistible gothic murder mystery at our next candlelit crime night…

Set in 1890s Edinburgh, Kaite’s The Wages of Sin is a gruesome, feminist crime novel featuring a female medical student-turned-detective, and some magisterial twists. We’ll be serving up mulled wine to complement spine tingling, skin crawling readings.

Kaite Welsh is a novelist, critic and journalist and one of the bookshop’s favourite queer writers and commentators as well as the Books editor for Diva Magazine. The Wages of Sin is the first in a spectacular series and it’ll be fresh off the presses as a paperback – we’re sure you’ll be as hooked as we were.

Sarah Gilchrist has fled from London to Edinburgh in disgrace and is determined to become a doctor, despite the misgivings of her family and society. As part of the University of Edinburgh’s first intake of female medical students, Sarah comes up against resistance from lecturers, her male contemporaries, and – perhaps worst of all – her fellow women, who will do anything to avoid being associated with a fallen woman…

When one of Sarah’s patients turns up in the university dissecting room as a battered corpse, Sarah finds herself drawn into Edinburgh’s dangerous underworld of bribery, brothels and body snatchers – and a confrontation with her own past.


January 11
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Free - £8.99


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43-45 West Nicolson Street
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