An investigative audience uncovered two of Scotland’s leading crime writers at a ‘Dead Good Lunch’ organised by Hansel.

Hosted by Ayrshire writer Carolyn O’Hara, journalist and crime author Douglas Skelton and Ayrshire-born Michael Malone, revealed the inspiration behind their latest books and how they come up with page turning plots.

Guests were treated to a glass of fizz followed by lunch at the Lochgreen House Hotel and took part in a raffle in aid of Hansel.

Monies raised from the day will be supporting the charity’s Wilson House Refurbishment Appeal which aims to raise £60,300 to enhance facilities at the small group home which accommodates 15 residents.

Agnes Paton, Fundraising & Communications Manager said: “This is our third authors’ lunch and the audience just love to hear behind the scenes of how different writers approach their novels and what it feels like to be published, as many of us believe we have a book in us waiting to come to light!

“Both Douglas and Michael were really engaging and it’s easy to see how they have both built up dedicated followers for their books.”

Following the lunch the authors took the time for book signing.