Paisley author George Colkitto has written a crime novel set in his hometown. 

The novel is the first in a series of the genre ‘Tartan Noir’. 

‘A Dish Served Cold’ features murky events in the Paisley underworld that ensue when a restaurateur refuses to pay protection money. 

The crime novel looks at themes of morality, loyalty and revenge. 

The Tax Inspector and book shop owner is a popular writer of poetry and fiction. 

Colkitto, who has lived in Paisley all of his life, has been involved in the Sebastian Symes series of Victorian detective novellas, featured contemporaries of Sherlock Holmes.

He will be a featured writer at the Bloody Scotland, an international crime writing festival, where he will read from his book, ‘A Dish Served Cold’.

Bloody Scotland will also host the likes of Stephen King, Val McDermid and Ian Rankin. 

The event will run from September 17-19.