New Talent November 2012 recap

A little over a month ago, we started New Talent November 2012 with a review of Sam Hawken’s Tequila Sunset. During our theme month, we…

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NTN: Malcolm Mackay interviewed

January will see the release of an interesting sounding first novel by the promising Scottish author Malcolm Mackay. While many writers dream of escaping to…

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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…

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First look: Rebus returns!

The Crime Fiction Lover mailbag was very kind to us yesterday, with the arrival of a novel that Ian Rankin fans are bound to be…

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Gods and Beasts

Written by Denise Mina — Last month, Denise Mina picked up the Theakston’s Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award at the Crime Writing Festival…

Defending Joe

Written by Paul Vincent Lee — Kate Turner is married to Glaswegian ex-bad boy Joe, who went straight years ago and runs a collection of…

Murder Mile

The term ‘tartan noir’ might have been coined for Tony Black. Following his successful Gus Dury series, he’s turned his attention to the police procedural…

Cold Grave

Written by Craig Robertson — Random, Robertson’s first novel, is a firm fixture on my top 10 crimes novels. Genuinely chilling and with one of…

Interview: Tony Black

If you like your crime fiction gritty and lean Tony Black’s your man. With two highly successful series under his belt – the Gus Dury…

The Storm Without

Written by Tony Black — ‘Irvine Welsh’s favourite British crime writer.’ That is one hell of plaudit to live up to, but Tony Black has…

Murder Mile

Written by Tony Black — The term ‘tartan noir’ might have been coined for Tony Black. His Gus Dury series, following the gradual downward spiral…