Tag Archives: Bloody Scotland

The Blood Road by Stuart MacBride

The Blood Road is the twelfth book in the Logan McRae detective series set in Aberdeenshire by Stuart MacBride, but it is the first book that have read by this author. I did see him make an appearance with Caro Ramsey at an event at Bloody Scotland in Stirling a few years ago. But he …

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No Safe House by Linwood Barclay

I have enjoyed every book by Linwood Barclay that I have read. He is an American-born Canadian author who was born in Darien, Connecticut, USA in 1955. Barclay is a noted as a novelist, humourist, and columnist. His popular detective novels are bestsellers in Canada and internationally, beginning with No Time for Goodbye in 2007. …

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The Special Dead by Lin Anderson

Lin Anderson is a gifted author whose writing continues to develop and grow with each novel she produces. She hails from Scotland and is a leading exponent of the “Tartan Noir” genre. Her most recent novel, The Special Dead, tells a gripping story firmly set in Glasgow, Scotland. It is already the tenth book featuring Anderon’s …

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Five Ways to Kill a Man by Alex Gray

Alex Gray comes from Glasgow, Scotland. I am delighted at how her writing has developed and strengthened as her writing career has progressed. When I read one of her early books, A Small Weeping, reviewed on this site at https://bookreviewstoday.info/2013/03/13/a-small-weeping-by-alex-gray/, I did not enjoy the book as much as I had hoped to. However, when I heard her speak recently …

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Saints of the Shadow Bible by Ian Rankin

I enjoy Ian Rankin’s books. It was my sister who introduced my mother to his work many years ago. In turn, my mother lent Knots and Crosses by Ian Rankin to me and the rest is history. I think I have read every book he has written, whether as Jack Harvey or in his own …

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Never Saw It Coming by Linwood Barclay

Linwood Barclay is one of my favourite authors. Ever since my daughter introduced me to his novel, No Time For Goodbye, while we were on holiday in Majorca, Spain, some years ago, I have read his books with excitement. Indeed, No Time for Goodbye, was published in 2007 to critical acclaim and great international success. The …

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Awakening by S J Bolton

Awakening was the second novel published by Sharon Bolton in 2009. It was book of the month for my book group. I particularly enjoy thrillers, crime novels and mysteries so I was really pleased. I had met Bolton at Bloody Scotland in Stirling Scotland last year. It was most interesting to learn how she started writing …

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Mortal Remains by Kathy Reichs

I really enjoy Kathy Reichs books and I enjoyed meeting her at Bloody Scotland in Stirling, Scotland. She is a New York Times bestselling author, although I admit that I do not enjoy the young adult books she co-writes with her son, Brendan Reichs. However, of course, I am not their target audience for those! …

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Blood Tears by Michael J Malone

The first time I met Micheal J Malone was in August of this year as a part of the Tidelines Festival in North Ayrshire, Scotland. He was indulging in his first love and reading some of his poetry from his book In The Raw. That book is reviewed on this site at https://bookreviewstoday.wordpress.com/2014/10/20/in-the-raw-by-michael-malone/. His poetry …

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Sleepyhead by Mark Billingham

The author, Mark Billingham was born and brought up in Birmingham, England.  He worked for a while as an actor, then later as a T V writer and a stand-up comedian.  The book, Sleepyhead was his first novel.  It was published in 2001 and was an instant best seller.   It introduces D I Tom Thorne, …

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