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A Proper Person to be Detained: The story of a murder and its aftermath

A Proper Person to be Detained: The story of a murder and its aftermath

Catherine Czerkawska’s A Proper Person to be Detained, published by Contraband on 4 July, tells the …

Chinese Spring: profound insights into modern China and Hong Kong

Chinese Spring: profound insights into modern China and Hong Kong

As the 30th anniversary of Tiananmen Square approaches, Christopher New’s Chinese Spring, published …

Mr Todd’s Reckoning: A first-rate serial killer thriller

Mr Todd’s Reckoning: A first-rate serial killer thriller

Iain Maitland’s Mr Todd’s Reckoning, out now, is adrenaline-pumping, creepy and atmospheric – bringi …

Rocks and Rain, Reason and Romance

Rocks and Rain, Reason and Romance

In Rocks and Rain, Reason and Romance, published by Saraband on 28 March 2019, David Howe tells the …

Overlander: Bikepacking coast to coast across the heart of the Highlands

Overlander: Bikepacking coast to coast across the heart of the Highlands

Bikepacking is an up-and-coming trend in cycling. Freedom. Nature. Time well spent. What could be be …

The Amber Seeker: (pre-)historical fiction in an ancient world

The Amber Seeker: (pre-)historical fiction in an ancient world

Mandy Haggith’s new novel, The Amber Seeker, published on 21 March 2019, plunges us into a world sel …

Runaway: Aberdeen’s answer to Happy Valley

Runaway: Aberdeen’s answer to Happy Valley

Claire MacLeary’s Runaway, published by Contraband on 14 March, is the third novel in her hit Harcus …

Down to the Sea: a dark Victorian Scottish mystery

Down to the Sea: a dark Victorian Scottish mystery

Down to the Sea, the latest historical thriller by Sue Lawrence and published by Contraband on 14 Ma …

New year, new titles

New year, new titles

In 2019, Saraband is looking forward to another great year of publishing. As usual there will be a t …

Commemorating the Iolaire disaster

Commemorating the Iolaire disaster

As the Women Lay Dreaming, the debut novel by acclaimed Hebridean writer Donald S Murray, tells the …