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 […]

Herald review of ‘Cross Purpose’

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 […]

Granite Noir

This Sunday morning (26th February) at The Lemon Tree discussing Aberdeenshire crime in conversation with Russel McLean and Clio Gray at Aberdeen’s new Crimefest, Granite Noir. Then, on Sunday night, joining a host of notable British and Scadinavian crime writers at The Belmont Filmhouse from 9pm onwards for Noir At The Bar.