Crime Scene August Newsletter

Welcome to the August round up of crime ficition goodies. Download it here:

This month is packed full of criminal reads and online events – so much, that you’ll want to stay in lockdown to get in on the action.

Running from 14th – 16th August, it’s the Reading Between the Crime online book festival, organised by blogger Lynsey Adams.… Read the rest

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This month I’m delighted to recommend to you Lies to Tell by Marion Todd, published by Canelo on 25th June. In fact, I’m recommending the whole series.

Marion Todd’s Detective Clare Mackay series is fast becoming a favourite of mine. It follows DI Clare Mackay, who is determined to make a new start in Fife following a difficult episode in her Glasgow life and career.… Read the rest

Recommended new read for May

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Each month in the Crime Scene Newsletter I preview a new release for the coming month. In May’s newsletter, I looked at Small Mercies by Alex Walters, published by Canelo on 11th May.

This is the first book in Alex Walters’ new Detective Annie Delamere Series.

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A killer is sending a message – but for who?… Read the rest

Crime Scene May Newsletter

Welcome to the May round-up of crime fiction goodies – download it here:

This month, we feature the incredible lockdown sensation that is our public libraries. We also review top pick of this month’s new releases, Small Mercies by Alex Walters.

You’ll find details of Newcastle Noir virtual events, Noir at the Bar in your home (with some sneaky previews), and some great podcasts you can tune into.… Read the rest

Crime scene September newsletter

Welcome to the September round-up of criminal activity – and if you thought August was busy, just wait until you see what’s coming up next!

On the cover this month, we feature Seonaid Francis of ThunderPoint Publishing Ltd, as we continue to share the love for small independent publishers.

We’ve got Bloody Scotland and Noir at the Bar Edinburgh to look forward to, as well as the Tidelines book festival, and I have exciting news of my own to add…

On Noir at the Bar Edinburgh, I’m delighted to be announcing the lineup for the evening, and you’re in for a treat.… Read the rest

Free short story

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by Jackie McLean

“Is it true?”

The question took me by surprise.  Not just the noise springing suddenly out of the silence but the tone of it, and coming from Mrs Sillars, too.

Now, let me tell you a thing or two about Mrs Sillars.  She would come into the library most days, and she had pretty much taken up residence there by that time. … Read the rest