Bloody Scotland winner makes me Quake in my boots.

  Liam McIlvanney’s  2018 novel The Quaker deservedly won the McIlvanney prize last night. The judging panel made up of Craig Sisterson, Alison Flood, and Susan Calman said that the book evokes Scotland and I whole heartedly agree with this opinion and feel that this was a great spin on the Bible John case. The fictionalised… Continue reading Bloody Scotland winner makes me Quake in my boots.

Alison James shows a different side to the Edinburgh Festival

  Alison James’ nomination for the McIlvanney prize for her second book featuring Detective Rachel Prince shows a refreshing element with her use of the National Crime Agency as a backdrop to the character. This allows the story to move between multiple countries quite comfortably, something that I’ve not yet seen before. Her writing style… Continue reading Alison James shows a different side to the Edinburgh Festival