Third in the Harcus & Laird series, ‘Runaway’ launches on the 23rd of February at Aberdeen’s book festival, Granite Noir. A crime fiction page-turner with a social conscience, ‘Runaway’ plunges unlikely sleuths Maggie and Big Wilma into the world of sex-trade trafficking, putting them in deadly danger. ‘Runaway’ is available now to pre-order!
Our mentoring programme provides professional writers with a sustained period of support devoted to developing a particular writing project. Meet the three writers who’ll be working with mentors to explore new avenues, make new breakthroughs and hone their skills in 2018 – Claire MacLeary, Jack O’Donnell and Morna Young. Read more on the Scottish Book…Continue reading Claire featured in the Scottish Book Trust’s 2018 mentoring programme
‘Cross Purpose‘ features in Nudge-Book’s May Crime Round-Up: Scotland has always been a hotbed of crime writing but several new authors are coming up with some very interesting and original stories that are pushing the boundaries of the genre, helping to keep it fresh. Realistic crime that is very much a product of modern life.…Continue reading Cross Purpose featured on Nudge-Book
As she launches her new crime novel Burnout, former Fife businesswoman Claire MacLeary tells Michael Alexander how she has St Andrews and Dundee universities to thank for honing her writing skills. Read the full article here!
By the author of McIlvanney-prize-listed Cross Purpose. My husband is trying to kill me : a new client gets straight to the point. This is a whole new ball game for Maggie Laird, who is trying to rebuild her late husband’s detective agency and clear his name. Her partner, Big Wilma, sees the case as…Continue reading New from Claire MacLeary – ‘Burnout’
21st Mar 2018 • 7:45PM – 8:45PM • Mitchell Library Three crime writers who started out life in Glasgow, but haven’t always chosen to set their work in the city come together to discuss the influence Glasgow has had on their books. More info on the AyeWrite site.
From elementaryvwatson: Today on the blog, we have the lovely Claire MacLeary. Claire is the author of ‘Cross Purpose’ which was longlisted for the McIlvanney Prize – Bloody Scotland’s annual prize – this year. The award was renamed in memory of William McIlvanney who was often described as the Godfather of Tartan Noir so to be nominated…Continue reading Claire interviewed on the ‘elementaryvwatson’ blog
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…Continue reading Crime in the Spotlight, 9th September
With ‘Noir at the Bar’ in Dundee fast approaching, Claire talks about Dundee and ‘Cross Purpose’ at Love Books Group.