Depeschen mit dem Leitwort Alexander McCall Smith

  • Police by Jo Nesbø
  • The Chatelet Apprentice by Jean-François Parot
  • The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon by Alexander McCall Smith
  • Pagan Spring by G. M. Malliet

Watch your back: Marilyn Stasio about new crime fiction books by Jo Nesbø, Jean-François Parot, Alexander McCall Smith and G. M. Malliet. Her reviews at The New York Times.

»Sometimes we present ourselves in a less than complimentary light, which is a pity. The portrayal of Scotland disappoints me. There is urban dysfunction and violence in Scotland, and aggression, but that’s not the whole picture.«

Alexander McCall Smith

Author Alexander McCall Smith has spoken out against the dark depiction of Scotland by his fellow Scottish writers. His view on ‚tartan noir‘ at

»The Female Detective has a claim to mark the beginning of a rich and continuing tradition in crime literature. That tradition shows no signs of abating, even if the factors that distinguish the respective roles of men and women in society are becoming increasingly irrelevant.«

Alexander McCall Smith

Author Alexander McCall Smith about „the first lady“ of crime fiction The Female Detective by Andrew Forrester. His views about female detectives at