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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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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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Runaway

Written by Claire MacLeary — Maggie and Wilma are the Thelma and Louise of Aberdeen. On the surface, they’re two very different women, but fate threw them together by way of a series of circumstances which featured in the previous books of this series. The…
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Thunder Bay

Written by Douglas Skelton — Scotland and its myriad islands have become rich hunting grounds for crime fiction authors, with Ann Cleeves focusing on Shetland and Peter May targeting Lewis. Welcome to Stoirm. It may be fictional, but thanks to the skilful writing of Douglas…
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