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.

Grab This Book review of ‘Cross Purpose’

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 […]

Claire profile by the University of Dundee

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 […]

Coming soon… Cross Purpose

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 […]

Claire in The Courier

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 […]