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.
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…Continue reading Sara Hunt and Claire talk ‘Cross Purpose’ and the McIlvanney Prize
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 –…Continue reading ‘Cross Purpose’ longlisted for the 2017 McIlvanney Prize!
Claire talks to Shirley Whiteside of Pulse 98.4’s ‘Booked’ programme about her novel ‘Cross Purpose’. You can listen to the interview below: