The Skeleton Road

Written by Val McDermid — If Agatha Christie is the queen of crime writing, then Val McDermid is surely her lady in waiting. She’s written…

Falling Fast

Written by Neil Broadfoot — This debut novel was recently shortlisted for the Deanston Scottish Crime Book of the Year alongside the likes of Peter…

The Dead Beat

Written by Doug Johnstone — With a story that features suicide, clinical depression and the struggling newspaper industry in Edinburgh, The Dead Beat might sound…

A Plague of Crows

Written by Douglas Lindsay — A Plague of Crows is the second of Lindsay’s police procedural novels with Edinburgh cop, DS Thomas Hutton at the…

Interview: Ian Rankin

Rebus is back! Just a year since the publication of Standing in Another Man’s Grave, the ex-cop’s comeback that had him working in a cold…

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Pelecanos takes us back to DC

On the Radar — The some of the biggest names in crime fiction are back this week with Pelecanos, Rankin, Rose, Patterson, Cruz Smith and…

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Rebus: saint or sinner?

Earlier this month the paperback version of Ian Rankin’s Standing in Another Man’s Grave came out and it saw the return of one of Scotland’s…

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…

The Book of Souls

Written by James Oswald — James Oswald’s first foray into crime fiction, Natural Causes, has become a bona fide word-of-mouth hit. With over 100,000 downloads…

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…

Hit and Run

Driving home from a swanky PR do in Edinburgh with his girlfriend and brother – everyone up to the eyeballs on pilfered narcotics and beetroot…

Hit and Run

Written by Doug Johnstone — Doug Johnstone’s previous novel Smokeheads was one hell of a read, a breakneck tear-up of a book following four blokes…