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Edge of the Grave

Scottish comic book writer Robbie Morrison makes a fine debut in the world of crime fiction with a 1930s mystery set in dark and dirty Glasgow. When the solicitor Charles Geddes is pulled from the Clyde with his throat slit, his widow insists that police…
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The Cut by Chris Brookmyre

“Millicent Spark’s life ended on the twenty-third of January, 1994,” starts Chris Brookmyre’s new thriller about the movie business. She woke up that morning after an alcohol- and drug-fuelled night with the body of her lover Markus next to her, covered in stab wounds. As…
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Interview: Robbie Morrison

If you read comic books and graphic novels, the name Robbie Morrison might be familiar to you. Over the last 20 years, he has been prolific for 2000AD, writing stories for Judge Dredd, Shakara, Nikolai Dante and more. However, with the publication of Edge of…
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In the Silence

Written by MR Mackenzie — Tartan noir continues to produce the finest of crime fiction and although authors such as Ian Rankin, Val McDermid, and Denise Mina dominate there is new talent coming through. In The Silence sits alongside these heavyweights of Scottish crime fiction…
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Worst Case Scenario

Hilariously dark revenge thriller from Helen FitzGerald featuring Mary Shields, a Glasgow probation officer juggling a chaotic caseload and a murderous menopause. Mary has to supervise the release of a man who killed his wife and then found celebrity as a men’s rights activist. As she…
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Worst Case Scenario

Written by Helen FitzGerald — Helen FitzGerald’s The Cry, a harrowing story about a missing child, was dramatised by BBC TV last year. Worst Case Scenario is a very different book. It’s a satirical take on the revenge thriller and is funny, dark and provocative…
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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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