Big and Bloody Scotland

Torches as mighty as claymores fired up the biggest Bloody Scotland crime writing festival to date, with an opening procession from the crag of Stirling…

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CIS: The classics of Tartan noir

Scottish crime fiction has a long and lustrous history. Whether set in Scotland or written by Scots there is a wealth of classics from which…

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Insidious Intent

Written by Val McDermid — In a crowded genre where the word ‘girl’ has become so overused in book titles, it’s a breath of fresh…

Appetite for destruction

On the Radar — It looks like 24 August is going to be a big date on the crime fiction calendar with releases from veteran…

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Iceland Noir 2016: open for business

“There ain’t no cure for loving crime fiction,” said Val McDermid in her keynote speech, which opened the Iceland Noir festival in Reykjavik this evening.…

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Out of Bounds

This new Val McDermid novel is a great achievement – not just for her fantastic writing, but because it is the Scottish author’s 30th crime…

Out of Bounds

Written by Val McDermid — Chain-reading crime fiction is a seriously satisfying hobby, but not the most sociable if we’re honest. It’s all very well…

Clare Mackintosh wins at Harrogate!

Crime author Clare Mackintosh has won the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year 2016 for her book I Let You Go. She was handed the…

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