- The Red Road by
- Dead Man’s Land by Robert Ryan
- Pilgrim Soul by Gordon Ferris
- The Hanging Shed by Douglas Brodie
- Bitter Water by Douglas Brodie
- Snow White Must Die by Nele Neuhaus
- A Man Without Breath by Philip Kerr
- The Good Suicides by Antonio Hill
- The Necessary Death of Lewis Winter by Malcolm Mackay
- I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes
- The Tilted World by Tom Franklin and Beth Ann Fennelly
- Rustication by Charles Palliser
Critic Barry Forshaw with his favorit crime books of 2013. His fine list at The Independent.
»Perhaps one day the beauty and peace on my island doorstep may make a suitable setting for a future book. I wouldn’t rule it out. Empty northern landscapes are all the rage right now with so many great Scandinavian crime thrillers. But not just yet. For now I’ll stay in the urban dark.«
The crime novelist Malcolm Mackay (The Necessary Death of Lewis Winter) rarely leaves Lewis, his remote island home. So how – and why – does he set the books critics are calling ‚remarkable’ in the depths of the Glaswegian underworld? His essay at The Telegraph.