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 […]

Claire profile by the University of Dundee

Author profile by the University of Dundee: Graduate Claire’s first novel published by Contraband Cross Purpose, the debut novel of creative writing graduate Claire MacLeary, will be published this month as part of a two-book deal she signed with Sara Hunt of Saraband under their Contraband imprint. The crime thriller has been a long time coming […]

Coming soon… Cross Purpose

The debut crime novel from Claire MacLeary, ‘Cross Purpose’, launches on the 23rd February 2017. Set in Aberdeen, Cross Purpose is surprising, gritty, sometimes darkly humorous – a tale combining police corruption, gangs and murder with a paean to friendship, loyalty and how ‘women of a certain age’ can beat the odds. Read more about […]