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Conviction

Written by Denise Mina — In her deftly plotted new crime thriller, Denise Mina effectively uses one of my favourite devices – the story-within-a-story – to draw you in. First-person narrator Anna McDonald lives in Glasgow with her older husband Hamish and two young daughters….
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The crime fiction innovators

On the Radar — What a time we have ahead with huge releases on the way from Denise Mina and Jeffery Deaver. There are new characters, new concepts and new twists being introduced among this week’s upcoming crime novels so we’re declaring it a week…
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A report from Bloody Scotland 2018

There was plenty of near bloodshed going on at the annual Caledonian shindig with the Fun Lovin’ Crime Writers band murdering songs for a laugh, England crossed the border for a 6-3 victory over Scotland in the authors’ football match and fake news triumphed in…
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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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