»Whatever the reason, if Scots are so „chirpy,“ as Edinburgh’s Scotsman newspaper put it, why is there such grisly violence and deep psychological distress in their crime fiction? And why is crime fiction this bonnie land’s favorite genre to begin with?«
Answers to this questions are coming from four of the top practitioners of Tartan Noir. Lloyd Sachs talked with Denise Mina, Val McDermid, Ian Rankin and Stuart MacBride about the dark side of Scotland. His essay you will find at the Printers Row at the Chicago Tribune.
- The Burning Air by Erin Kelly
- Close to the Bone by Stuart MacBride
- Tom-All-Alone by Lynn Shepherd
- Capital Punishment by Robert Wilson
Writer Andrew Taylor with a choice of recent crime novels. His reviews at The Spectator.
»Detectives always have big personalities but they also always have a sidekick and I thought it would be interesting to do it the other way round and make the sidekick the central character.«
Mark Smith took a walk with crime writer Stuart MacBride through Aberdeen. Their conversation about the city, the places and the latest novel of Mr. MacBride, Close to the Bone, you will find at The Herald.