From the McIlvanney Prize website:
We’re pleased to announce the 12-strong McIlvanney Prize Scottish Crime Book of the Year longlist for 2017!
THOSE UP FOR THE £1,000 PRIZE INCLUDE:
Lin Anderson – None But the Dead
Chris Brookmyre – Want You Gone
Ann Cleeves – Cold Earth
Helen Fields – Perfect Remains
Val McDermid – Out of Bounds
Claire MacLeary – Cross Purpose
Denise Mina – The Long Drop
Owen Mullen – Games People Play
Ian Rankin – Rather Be the Devil
Craig Robertson – Murderabilia
Craig Russell – The Quiet Death of Thomas Quaid
Jay Stringer – How to Kill Friends & Implicate People
The judges will be chaired by Director of Granite Noir, Lee Randall, comedian and crime fiction fan, Susan Calman and journalist, Craig Sisterson who between them cover three continents. The finalists will be revealed at the beginning of September and the winner announced at our Opening Gala reception on Friday 8th September, which you can buy tickets to attend.