All the short stories here are brand new, specially commissioned and from a unique mix of bestselling crime writers. Each author was asked for a story which features a crime and is set in Edinburgh. The results range from hard-boiled police procedural to historical whodunit and from the wildly comic to the spookily supernatural.

Author

Lin Anderson

Lin Anderson was born in Greenock of Scottish and Irish parents. A graduate of both Glasgow and Edinburgh Universities, she has lived in many different parts of Scotland and also spent five years working in the African bush. A teacher of Mathematics and Computing, she began her writing career four years ago. Her first film, Small Love, which was broadcast on STV, was nominated for TAPS writer of the year award 2001. Her African short stories have been published in the 10th Anniversary Macallan collection and broadcast on BBC Radio Four.

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Series: Rhona MacLeod

Book Number:
3
2007
2007
Review DEADLY CODE - Lin Anderson
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Review THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF BEST BRITISH CRIME - ed by Maxim Jakubowski
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Review CRIMESPOTTING - Introduced by Irvine Welsh
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Blog Currently Reading - The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime, ed by Maxim Jakubowski
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Blog Currently Reading - Crimespotting intro by Irvine Welsh
Karen Chisholm
Friday, April 29, 2011
Review DARK FLIGHT - Lin Anderson
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Blog Currently Reading - Dark Flight, Lin Anderson
Karen Chisholm
Sunday, January 20, 2008
Review TORCH - Lin Anderson
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Blog Torch by Lin Anderson
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, September 20, 2007

Christopher Brookmyre

Christopher Brookmyre is a Scottish novelist whose novels mix politics, social comment and action with a strong narrative. He has been referred to as a Tartan Noir author. 

Country of Origin
Review Country Of The Blind (Audio), Christopher Brookmyre
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, February 28, 2019
Review Country of the Blind, Chris Brookmyre
Gordon Duncan
Monday, December 24, 2018
Blog #amreading #audio Country of the Blind, Christopher Brookmyre
Karen Chisholm
Monday, December 3, 2018
Review Quite Ugly One Morning, Christopher Brookmyre
Karen Chisholm
Friday, November 23, 2018
Review Review - Flesh Wounds, Christopher Brookmyre
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Blog #amreading - Festive Season Reading Pile - Flesh Wounds, Christopher Brookmyre
Karen Chisholm
Monday, January 2, 2017
Review WHEN THE DEVIL DRIVES - Christopher Brookmyre
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Blog CR - When the Devil Drives, Christopher Brookmyre
Karen Chisholm
Friday, November 1, 2013
Review NOT THE END OF THE WORLD - Christopher Brookmyre
Karen Chisholm
Friday, January 4, 2013
Blog CR - Not the End of the World, Christopher Brookmyre
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Review WHERE THE BODIES ARE BURIED - Chris Brookmyre
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Blog Currently Reading - Where the Bodies are Buried, Chris Brookmyre
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Review CRIMESPOTTING - Introduced by Irvine Welsh
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Blog Currently Reading - Crimespotting intro by Irvine Welsh
Karen Chisholm
Friday, April 29, 2011
Review PANDAEMONIUM - Christopher Brookmyre
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Blog Currently Reading - Pandaemonium, Christopher Brookmyre
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Review A TALE ETCHED IN BLOOD AND HARD BLACK PENCIL - Christopher Brookmyre
Karen Chisholm
Monday, October 1, 2007
Review ONE FINE DAY IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT - Christopher Brookmyre
Karen Chisholm
Monday, September 17, 2007

Denise Mina

Denise Mina was born in Glasgow in 1966. Because of her father's job as an Engineer, the family followed the north sea oil boom of the seventies around Europe

She left school at sixteen and did a number of poorly paid jobs, including working in a meat factory, as a bar maid, kitchen porter and cook.
Eventually she settled in auxiliary nursing for geriatric and terminal care patients.

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Review Review - BLOOD, SALT, WATER, Denise Mina
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Blog Currently Reading - Blood, Salt, Water, Denise Mina
Karen Chisholm
Monday, September 28, 2015
Review Review - OXCRIMES, Ian Rankin
Karen Chisholm
Monday, September 22, 2014
Blog Currently Reading - OxCrimes, introduced by Ian Rankin
Karen Chisholm
Friday, August 8, 2014
Review THE END OF WASP SEASON - Denise Mina
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Blog Currently Reading - The End of The Wasp Season, Denise Mina
Karen Chisholm
Monday, September 19, 2011
Review THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF BEST BRITISH CRIME - ed by Maxim Jakubowski
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Review CRIMESPOTTING - Introduced by Irvine Welsh
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Blog Currently Reading - The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime, ed by Maxim Jakubowski
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Blog Currently Reading - Crimespotting intro by Irvine Welsh
Karen Chisholm
Friday, April 29, 2011
Blog Currently Reading - Sanctum, Denise Mina
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Review SANCTUM - Denise Mina
Karen Chisholm
Friday, February 5, 2010
Review STILL MIDNIGHT - Denise Mina
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Blog Currently Reading - Still Midnight, Denise Mina
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Ian Rankin

Born in the Kingdom of Fife in 1960, Ian Rankin graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 1982 and then spent three years writing novels when he was supposed to be working towards a PhD in Scottish Literature. His first Rebus novel was published in 1987; the Rebus books are now translated into 22 languages and are bestsellers on several continents.

Country of Origin
Review In a House of Lies, Ian Rankin
Andrea Thompson
Saturday, November 10, 2018
Review Book Review - Rather be the Devil, Ian Rankin
Andrea Thompson
Saturday, August 19, 2017
Review Review - OXCRIMES, Ian Rankin
Karen Chisholm
Monday, September 22, 2014
Blog Currently Reading - OxCrimes, introduced by Ian Rankin
Karen Chisholm
Friday, August 8, 2014
Blog CR - Standing in Another Man's Grave, Ian Rankin
Karen Chisholm
Monday, November 11, 2013
Review THE IMPOSSIBLE DEAD - Ian Rankin
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Blog Currently Reading - The Impossible Dead, Ian Rankin
Karen Chisholm
Monday, January 9, 2012
Review THE COMPLAINTS - Ian Rankin
Karen Chisholm
Monday, January 9, 2012
Blog Currently Reading - The Complaints, Ian Rankin
Karen Chisholm
Monday, November 7, 2011
Review THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF BEST BRITISH CRIME - ed by Maxim Jakubowski
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Review CRIMESPOTTING - Introduced by Irvine Welsh
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Blog Currently Reading - The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime, ed by Maxim Jakubowski
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Blog Currently Reading - Crimespotting intro by Irvine Welsh
Karen Chisholm
Friday, April 29, 2011
Review BEST INTERNATIONAL CRIME - Edited by Maxim Jakubowski
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Review EXIT MUSIC - Ian Rankin
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Blog Ian Rankin and Shane Maloney Chat
Karen Chisholm
Friday, November 16, 2007
Blog Exit Music, Ian Rankin
Karen Chisholm
Monday, November 12, 2007

Kate Atkinson

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Review Transcription, Kate Atkinson
Gordon Duncan
Monday, December 3, 2018
Review THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF BEST BRITISH CRIME - ed by Maxim Jakubowski
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Review CRIMESPOTTING - Introduced by Irvine Welsh
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Blog Currently Reading - The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime, ed by Maxim Jakubowski
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Blog Currently Reading - Crimespotting intro by Irvine Welsh
Karen Chisholm
Friday, April 29, 2011

Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood was born in 1939 in Ottawa and grew up in northern Ontario, Quebec, and Toronto. She received her undergraduate degree from Victoria College at the University of Toronto and her master's degree from Radcliffe College.

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Books:

Series:

Review CRIMESPOTTING - Introduced by Irvine Welsh
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Blog Currently Reading - Crimespotting intro by Irvine Welsh
Karen Chisholm
Friday, April 29, 2011

John Burnside

John Burnside is the author of nine collections of poetry and five works of fiction. Burnside has achieved wide critical acclaim, winning the Whitbread Poetry Award in 2000 for The Asylum Dance which was also shortlisted for the Forward and T. S. Eliot prizes. Born in Scotland, he moved away in 1965, returning to settle there in 1995. In the intervening period he worked as a factory hand, a labourer, a gardener and, for ten years, as a computer systems designer. He now lives in Fife with his wife and children and teaches Creative Writing, Literature and Ecology courses at the University of St Andrews. 

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Books:

Series:

Review CRIMESPOTTING - Introduced by Irvine Welsh
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Blog Currently Reading - Crimespotting intro by Irvine Welsh
Karen Chisholm
Friday, April 29, 2011

Isla Dewar

Born in Edinburgh, Isla Dewar now lives in Fife with her husband, a cartoonist, and two sons. Her first novel, Keeping Up with Magda, published in 1995, has been followed by a string of bestsellers.

Country of Origin

Books:

Series:

Review CRIMESPOTTING - Introduced by Irvine Welsh
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Blog Currently Reading - Crimespotting intro by Irvine Welsh
Karen Chisholm
Friday, April 29, 2011

A.L. Kennedy

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Country of Origin
Review THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF BEST BRITISH CRIME - ed by Maxim Jakubowski
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Review CRIMESPOTTING - Introduced by Irvine Welsh
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Blog Currently Reading - The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime, ed by Maxim Jakubowski
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Blog Currently Reading - Crimespotting intro by Irvine Welsh
Karen Chisholm
Friday, April 29, 2011
ISBN
9781846971242
Year of Publication
Publisher
Review CRIMESPOTTING - Introduced by Irvine Welsh
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Blog Currently Reading - Crimespotting intro by Irvine Welsh
Karen Chisholm
Friday, April 29, 2011

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