• The Accident on the A35 Graeme Macrae Burnet

    [trim]"Gripping and intelligent." Philip Pullman[/trim]


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  • Miss Blaine’s Prefect and the Vampire Menace Olga Wojtas

    [trim]“Effortlessly blends together a number of genres … Smart, funny and all-round good company, wherever Shona goes, readers will eagerly follow.” Rhona Shennan, Scotsman[/trim]


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  • His Bloody Project Graeme Macrae Burnet

    [trim]'A real box of tricks… a truly ingenious thriller as confusingly multilayered as an Escher staircase.' – Jake Kerridge[/trim]


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  • The Disappearance of Adèle Bedeau Graeme Macrae Burnet

    [trim]'A deeply atmospheric read.… Of all the notable achievements in The Disappearance of Adèle Bedeau the most outstanding is the style of the storytelling. In Graeme Macrae Burnet, we have a refreshing new storyteller, one who presents his morbidly interestingly tales in a most assured and riveting fashion.'” - Scottish Books[/trim]


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  • A Superior Spectre Angela Meyer

    [trim]“This is one of those rare books that penetrates deep into the reader’s most secret self. Read it and hold it close.” The Saturday Paper[/trim]


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  • A Proper Person to be Detained Catherine Czerkawska

    [trim]“Stands out from the crowd for all the right reasons … [a book] clearly destined to be remembered … Catherine Czerkawska takes us on journeys that are deeply revealing about the lives lived only a few generations ago … a fine example of microhistory.” Undiscovered Scotland[/trim]


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  • Chinese Spring Christopher New

    [trim]“An affecting family drama with a cast of interesting and well-drawn characters. New creates a touching, melancholic atmosphere and the pages slip by with ease. There is a haunting quality to the novel, and it lingers in the memory.” The Herald[/trim]


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  • Mr Todd’s Reckoning Iain Maitland

    [trim]'Just great. Truly scary, a fabulous dive into the mind of a classic, self-justifying psychopath … A fantastic book.' Barbara Nadel[/trim]


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  • Runaway Claire MacLeary

    [trim]“This is a thoroughly entertaining series that could run and run.” Sunday Herald[/trim]


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  • Joan Smokes Angela Meyer

    [trim]‘There is so much to admire in Joan Smokes
– the winning entry of the inaugural Mslexia Novella Competition. Its pared-back brittle language is as stark as the Nevada landscape. It’s a sophisticated piece of writing, in which the author pushes at the boundaries of language and form; anguish and suffering are evoked at every turn, in thwarted rhythms and rough syntax. But the real magic is in how the author puts the reader so surely in the protagonist’s shoes. It feels like a cliché to say that good writing should ‘suck you into another psyche’ as Barbara Kingsolver puts it, but empathy is what we all need more of, especially now. As an act of empathy, as well as a beautifully rendered work of literature, Joan Smokes shines.’ Eloise Millar, Mslexia judge[/trim]


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  • The Janus Run Douglas Skelton

    [trim]“A defining work by our finest emerging crime fiction talent.” Quintin Jardine[/trim]


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  • Burnout Claire MacLeary

    [trim]“Absorbing. This is a thoroughly entertaining series that could run and run.” Shirley Whiteside, Sunday Herald[/trim]


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  • In the Valley of the Sun Andy Davidson

    [trim]“A beautiful nightmare. A book that haunts, teases, and compels. a must-read for any brave horror fan.” Erik Storey[/trim]


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  • Miss Blaine’s Prefect and the Golden Samovar Olga Wojtas

    [trim]“This is a delightful addition to the ranks of comic crime, mixing sharp observation with a lightness of touch.” Laura Wilson, Guardian[/trim]


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  • Ed’s Dead Russel D McLean

    [trim]“This book is fantastic! Fast paced and at times just utter nuts… A beautiful masterpiece of modern Scottish Noir that leaves you unsure about whether you should laugh or cry.” Amanda Gillies, Eurocrime[/trim]


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  • Sweet William Iain Maitland

    [trim]"Extremely well written and very frightening." Barbara Nadel[/trim]


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  • Tag – You’re Dead Douglas Skelton

    [trim]“A thoroughly gripping whodunit that shows just how darkly humorous Tartan Noir can become: and how genuinely chilling it can be at the same time.” Undiscovered Scotland[/trim]


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  • The Paper Cell Louise Hutcheson

    [trim]“There is betrayal, bitchiness, cruelty, debauchery, and that’s before there is any suggestion of death. From lust to pride and back again, all the deadly sins are present and correct. The characters are mostly beyond redemption, which of course makes them utterly captivating…Literate, literary, thoughtful and thoroughly entertaining.” Scots Whay Hae[/trim]


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  • The G-String Murders Gypsy Rose Lee

    [trim]"Recommended for the readers who feel better when their eyebrows are raised.” –
 The New Yorker[/trim]


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  • Cross Purpose Claire MacLeary

    [trim]"A dark devious delight, definitely one to watch." - Neil Broadfoot[/trim]


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  • Moscow at Midnight Sally McGrane

    [trim]“A worthy successor to John le Carré... A fast-paced, well-written spy thriller, full of unexpected twists and turns.” – Buchbord[/trim]


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  • Down to the Sea Sue Lawrence

    [trim]"A haunting, moving story." Kirsty Wark[/trim]


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  • The Dead Don’t Boogie Douglas Skelton

    [trim]“Absolutely brilliant ... vastly entertaining ... takes Skelton into the crime fiction big league.” Alex Gray[/trim]


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  • And When I Die Russel D McLean

    [trim]“Brutal and driven … at its heart is Kat Scobie – complicated and conflicted but achingly real.” Eva Dolan[/trim]


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