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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 …

Saraband secures Creative Scotland funding

Saraband secures Creative Scotland funding

Saraband has been awarded funding from Creative Scotland in support of our aim to publish a series o …

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 …

Douglas Skelton’s The Janus Run: the ultimate New York thriller

Douglas Skelton’s The Janus Run: the ultimate New York thriller

Douglas Skelton, one of Scotland’s foremost Tartan Noir authors, is muscling in on new territory wit …

THIRD award shortlisting for In the Valley of the Sun

THIRD award shortlisting for In the Valley of the Sun

In the Valley of the Sun, Andy Davidson’s sublime literary horror, has been shortlisted for the Kill …

The Accident on the A35 out in paperback

The Accident on the A35 out in paperback

The paperback edition of Graeme Macrae Burnet’s latest novel, The Accident on the A35, is published …

Burnout: a crime novel for the Weinstein, Westminster and #MeToo era

Burnout: a crime novel for the Weinstein, Westminster and #MeToo era

Maggie and Wilma, the crime-fighting odd couple who first appeared in last year’s McIlvanney Prize-l …