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 […]
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 […]
With ‘Noir at the Bar’ in Dundee fast approaching, Claire talks about Dundee and ‘Cross Purpose’ at Love Books Group.
Read the author interview here.
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 […]
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 – […]
Claire talks to Shirley Whiteside of Pulse 98.4’s ‘Booked’ programme about her novel ‘Cross Purpose’. You can listen to the interview below:
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 […]
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 […]