Talk: Hanged by the neck until ye be dead!

I’m giving an illustrated talk based on my book Perthshire Murders this coming Thursday (24th March).

It’s called “Hanged By the Neck Until Ye Be Dead – Murders, Murderers and Executions in 19th Century Perthshire” and does what it says on the can, being filled with gruesome crimes from Georgian and Victorian Perthshire and Kinross-shire, plus a brief history of hangings in the area.

I’ll be covering murders from Perth, Dunning, Birnam and Braco, not to mention the Blairingone Bread Cart Murder. One of the crimes is my candidate for the title of ‘The Oldest Unsolved Murder in Scotland’, while another may possibly have ended in a gross miscarriage of justice. Expect massive blunt force trauma to the head, gunshot wounds, and fatal stabbings. The talk is not suitable for young children, honest.


The talk kicks off at 7pm in the Souter Theatre at the AK Bell Library, York Place, Perth PH2 8EP.


See here for details!


Tickets are £5 on the door (unless you’re a Friend of Perth & Kinross Council Archives, in which case admission is free). I’ll be selling and signing copies of Perthshire Murders and all my other books. You should come along!




Geoff Holder