Authors > Claire MacLeary
Claire MacLeary lived for many years in Aberdeen and St Andrews, but describes herself as “a feisty Glaswegian with a full life to draw on”. Following a career in business, she gained an MLitt with Distinction from the University of Dundee and her short stories have been published in various magazines and anthologies. She has appeared at Granite Noir, Noir at the Bar and other literary events. Claire’s debut novel, Cross Purpose, was longlisted for the prestigious McIlvanney Prize, Scottish Crime Book of the Year Award 2017, and Burnout was longlisted for the Hearst Big Book Award 2018. Runaway is her third novel and continues the Harcus & Laird series.
Books by Claire MacLeary
"A dark devious delight, definitely one to watch." - Neil Broadfoot
“Outstanding … the clever blending of several stories opens up different perspectives on [domestic abuse]...
“A gripping, dark and gritty read.” The Quiet Knitterer
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