Gordon Brown

Bloody Scotland

"...a cracking collection of vignettes from a highly talented group of authors and not be missed!"


In 'Bloody Scotland' a selection of Scotland's best crime writers use the sinister side of the country's built heritage in stories that are by turns gripping, chilling and redemptive.

Stellar contributors Val McDermid, Chris Brookmyre, Denise Mina, Ann Cleeves, Louise Welsh, Lin Anderson, Doug Johnstone, Gordon Brown, Craig Robertson, E S Thomson, Sara Sheridan and Stuart MacBride explore the thrilling potential of Scotland's iconic sites and structures. From murder in an Iron Age broch and a macabre tale of revenge among the furious clamour of an eighteenth century mill, to a dark psychological thriller set within the tourist throng of Edinburgh Castle and a rivalry turning fatal in the concrete galleries of an abandoned modernist ruin, this collection uncovers the intimate - and deadly - connections between people and places.

Prepare for a dangerous journey into the dark shadows of our nation's buildings - where passion, fury, desire and death collide.

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Being a fan of several of the authors included in this anthology I was keen to read it and let me say right from the start that it is a cracking foray into a dozen dark minds. Each story is worthy of its place in the book although my favourites include those by Chris Brookmyre, Stuart MacBride, Craig Robertson and the recent winner of the Bloody Scotland McIlvanney Prize Scottish Crime Book of the Year 2017 winner, Denise Mina. There are tales of revenge, justice and approbation aplenty, yet all the stories educated me about locations I have yet to visit, as well as entertaining me with macabre thoughts and characters who pulled my heartstrings many different ways. This is a cracking collection of vignettes from a highly talented group of authors and not be missed!

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