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‘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. […]
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 […]
Crime Fiction Lover reviews ‘Cross Purpose’: You may think you know all there is to know about Tartan noir, but there is still tremendous appetite for crime fiction set in Scotland. So what can a debut novelist bring to the table that’s new and different from all of the successful authors out there, like Ian […]
Grab This Book reviews ‘Cross Purpose’: We first meet Maggie Laird when she is at her lowest possible ebb. Family life has been challenging of late as her husband had been forced to leave his job with the police after allegations of corruption. After scrabbling to make a success of a private investigator business we learn that […]
Author profile in The Courier (Dundee): Claire takes gran lit to a new level with debut crime thriller Claire MacLeary is proof that good things come to those who wait. Now in her 60s, her first novel, a crime thriller called Cross Purpose, the first in a series of Harcus & Laird stories, is to […]