THE McILVANNEY PRIZE 2019 LONGLIST ANNOUNCED FOR THE SCOTTISH CRIME BOOK OF THE YEAR & THE SHORTLIST FOR THE INAUGURAL McILVANNEY DEBUT PRIZE 2019

I went to Bloody Scotland and I was just knocked out….this event was so friendly, so supportive I was honestly overwhelmed’William McIlvanney – speaking on BBC Scotland, 2012 Three years ago the Scottish Crime Book of the Year Award was renamed the McIlvanney Prize in memory of William McIlvanney who is often described as theContinue reading “THE McILVANNEY PRIZE 2019 LONGLIST ANNOUNCED FOR THE SCOTTISH CRIME BOOK OF THE YEAR & THE SHORTLIST FOR THE INAUGURAL McILVANNEY DEBUT PRIZE 2019”

In Defence of Crime Fiction – a rant @EdBookFest

I have had enough. Barely a month goes by these days without someone having a pop at crime fiction. Now that’s fair enough. It is the most popular genre and as such it’s not unreasonable for critics to have a shot at analysing and critiquing its inner workings. But that tends not to be whatContinue reading “In Defence of Crime Fiction – a rant @EdBookFest”

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