Susannah Stapleton at Edinburgh International Book Festival

GIN SLINGS AND GUN SLINGERSThe gin industry has been booming of late. Food and drinks expert Nikki Welch offers an exploration of the different styles and tastes available, alongside authors Paul French and Susannah Stapleton, who bring the tasting to life with readings. French’s City of Devils is a dramatic account of 1930s Shanghai and its notorious crime scene, while Stapleton's The Adventures of Maud West, Lady Detective is the true story of Britain’s first female detective. Over 18s only.Tickets go on sale at 8:30am on Tuesday 25 June