Guest column: TF Muir on Tartan Noir

Not long ago, the town of Stirling hosted Bloody Scotland, a literary festival dedicated to the one of the country’s finest exports: crime fiction. Tartan noir has arguably become as well known as Scotch whisky. But how can we account for the disproportionate success of…
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Libraries: crime most wanted

Public Lending Right – the body that pays royalties for library borrowing to authors – has released its lists of the most borrowed books in the UK, and crime tops the fiction tables. The most borrowed book in 2010/11 was Dan Brown’s The Lost Symbol,…
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Top 5 Nordic noir bargains for Kindle

In 2006 UK publisher Quercus posthumously published a book by Swedish journalist Steig Larsson. In Sweden it was titled Men Who Hate Women, and it was to be the first book in the Millennium trilogy. That book is The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and…
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