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Mal McEwan: Top five books of 2017

My list this year rattles around some varied sub-genres and pushes at the radical edges of crime fiction. The Long Drop delves into the realms of fictionalised true crime while Graeme Macrae Burnet has carved out another literary gem in his preferred ‘faction’ style. Mr…
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CIS: The classics of Tartan noir

Scottish crime fiction has a long and lustrous history. Whether set in Scotland or written by Scots there is a wealth of classics from which to choose. Our feature includes some of the earliest examples as well as modern works by still-active authors – all…
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The Red Road

Written by Denise Mina, narrated by Cathleen McCarron — Denise Mina has earned her place among Scotland’s most distinguished authors. This award-winning novel about the long, entangling tails of murder has its beginning in Glasgow in 1997, when a young boy is accused, convicted, and imprisoned…
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The Long Drop

Denise Mina rolls up her sleeves and flexes her literary muscles in this atmospheric crime tale set in 1950s Glasgow. Based, somewhat loosely, on real events it focuses on two men and a notorious murder trial. William Watt is an ambitious businessman and Peter Manuel…
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The Long Drop

Written by Denise Mina — In The Long Drop, Denise Mina takes a break from the fine Alex Morrow series to serve up a novel loosely based on real events in Glasgow in the 1950s. The story focuses on two men, William Watt and Peter Manuel. Watt is…
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