VIDEO: Crime writer Craig Robertson shares his secrets

Best-selling Scottish crime writer Craig Robertson has been sharing some of the secrets of his success with audiences around the country as part of the Book Week Scotland celebrations.

Craig, the author of five murder mysteries set in Glasgow (Random, Snapshot, Cold Grave, Witness The Dead and In Place of Death) - and a sixth, The Last Refuge, in which the action is based on the Faroe Islands - visited libraries across Scotland during the week from November 23-29, giving talks in Ayr, Newton Mearns, Rothesay and Larbert.

Craig Robertson in conversation with his partner and fellow crime novelist Alexandra Sokoloff at Rothesay Library.

Craig Robertson in conversation with his partner and fellow crime novelist Alexandra Sokoloff at Rothesay Library.

In the video above Craig - a director of the ‘Bloody Scotland’ international crime writing festival - explains how he turned from journalism to writing fiction, and sheds a little light on where he gets his inspiration for the stories which have made him one of Scotland’s most popular crime authors.