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 – […]
We are delighted to have Claire MacLeary in store to discuss her brilliantly received debut novel, Cross Purpose. Waterstones Aberdeen, Tuesday 23rd May 19:00-20:30
Dundee University’s industry day, Write Stuff, was a sell-out, the lecture theatre jam-packed. I was delighted to be back on Dundee’s friendly campus, and to share my experience of the road to publication with students on Dundee’s Writing Study and Practice programme and with members of the public. Readings from my debut crime novel, Cross […]
Dundee Rep hosted an intimate evening of readings and chat when Eddie Small interviewed crime writer Claire MacLeary. Claire, whose debut crime duo, Cross Purpose was launched in February under the Contraband imprint, hails from Glasgow, but has lived for the past 30 years in Fife. Set in Aberdeen with a nod to Dundee, her […]
Claire talks to Shirley Whiteside of Pulse 98.4’s ‘Booked’ programme about her novel ‘Cross Purpose’. You can listen to the interview below:
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 […]
Cross Purpose comes to Fife. Meet Maggie and Big Wilma on Thursday, 9 March, at Waterstones, St Andrews. Described as “Tartan Noir meets Happy Valley”, the evening will be fun! Tickets are free, and there will be wine!
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.
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 […]