Crime in the Spotlight, 9th September

From the Bloody Scotland site: It’s that time of the year again when we reveal the Crime in the Spotlight-ers! Being selected for ‘Crime in the Spotlight’ is like being asked to be the support band on a major stadium tour. A bit like what Travis were to Oasis. Two years ago Graeme Macrae Burnet […]

Sara Hunt and Claire talk ‘Cross Purpose’ and the McIlvanney Prize

Sara Hunt from ‘Cross Purpose’ publisher Contraband talks to Claire about making the McIlvanney Prize longlist:   “Claire MacLeary’s debut thriller Cross Purpose has been longlisted for this year’s prestigious McIlvanney Prize for the Scottish Crime Book of the Year.   The novel, which features an unlikely crime-fighting partnership between two middle-aged women – and […]

Herald review of ‘Cross Purpose’

The Herald (Glasgow) reviews ‘Cross Purpose’ (full review behind paywall): TWO middle-aged women may not seem the ideal protagonists for a crime novel but in Claire MacLeary’s debut they offer a refreshingly different approach to the private investigator genre. The setting is respectable suburban Aberdeen and the city’s dank housing estates with their drug dealers and feral […]