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The Innocent Dead by Lin Anderson

The Innocent Dead is 15th in Scottish author Lin Anderson’s long-running series of police procedurals featuring forensic scientist Rhona MacLeod and the Glaswegian team she works with. Echoes of several of those earlier books appear rather frequently in the pages of this new one, although…
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A Dark Matter

Written by Doug Johnstone — There’s death lurking in pretty much every crime novel, but it is the heart and soul of this quirky new book by Doug Johnstone. You see, A Dark Matter features the Skelf family, who have latterly turned their hands to…
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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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Errant Blood

Written by CF Peterson — Errant Blood is an ambitious literary thriller which brings together many different strands. At its heart is Eamon Ansgar, the reluctant laird of Duncul, an estate in the Scottish Highlands. Eamon grew up in a life of privilege, leaving home…
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Conviction

A true crime podcast becomes the spur for Anna and Fin – discarded by their respective spouses who run away together – to investigate the mysterious sinking of the yacht Dana off the coast of France. In Anna, Denise Mina has created a feisty, entertaining,…
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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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