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Still Dark by Alex Gray

I recently treated myself to Still Dark by Alex Gray. She is a Scottish crime writer whose books I have enjoyed in the past. Several are reveiwed on this site including Five Ways to Kill a Man https://bookreviewstoday.info/2015/09… and The Darkest Goodbye https://bookreviewstoday.info/2017/07…. Still Dark follows on from The Darkest Goodbye. Indeed, although this crime thriller has a …

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Where Memories Go by Sally Magnusson

Sally Magnusson is a Scottish broadcaster and writer, who has worked as a news journalist and the presenter of Reporting Scotland for BBC Scotland for many years. Her father, Magnus Magnusson a well-known television personality, emigrated to the UK from Iceland as a small boy and her mother, Mamie Baird, was a well-respected Scottish journalist. It is, …

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Perfectly Dead by Iain McDowall

Iain McDowall is a British crime writer. He was born near to where I now live, Kilmarnock, Scotland.  He worked as a university lecturer and reseacher before he took up a career as an author.  He now lives in the midlands of England and sets his series of novels featuring his character Chief Inspector Jacobson …

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Tender is the North by Sheila Templeton

Sheila Templeton is one of my favourite contemporary Scottish poets. She comes originally from Buchan, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Sheila always claims she had a nomadic childhood,travelling from Aberdeenshire to Dar-es-Salaam. She was educated at  Aberdeen Academy followed by a degree in History at Aberdeen University.  This led to a thirty year career in secondary teaching followed, based in West …

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Time and Again by Evelyn Hood

My friend, Evelyn Hood is a former journalist.  She probably best known as the author of  family sagas mainly set in her home town of Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland and on the Scottish Clyde Coast.   Although she is the author of  over 40 novels and of ‘Forward by Degrees’, a history of the University of Paisley.   The history …

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Aftershock by Quintin Jardine

Quintin Jardine is a major Scottish crime writer who hails from Motherwell in Scotland.  He was born there on 29th June 1945 and educated at University of Glasgow.  He now lives in Scotland and in Spain. Quintin Jardine writes a number of serial style books about recurring characters.  The one I like best is Bob Skinner, …

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Torment of Others by Val McDermid

Val McDermid is a Scottish author who read English at St Hilda’s College, Oxford, England.  She was accepted at 17, one of the youngest undergraduates they have ever taken on, and the first from a Scottish state school. It should therefore come as no surprise that she is an excellent writer.  This story was very well …

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