An exceptional talent" - - John Connolly
Russel D McLean is the author of five novels featuring Scottish PI J. McNee. In order of release, they are: The Good Son, The Lost Sister, Father Confessor, Mothers of the Disappeared and Cry Uncle.
McLean's short stories have been published in a variety of markets including Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, the 2007 anthology Expletive Deleted, where 'Pedro Paul' was singled out by Publisher's Weekly as "awesomely dark", the "Geezer Noir" anthology Damn Near Dead 2: Live Noir or Die Trying and the forthcoming (2015) Mammoth Book of Professor Moriarty Adventures.
He has previously run the highly regarded noir fiction ezine Crime Scene Scotland, and now writes reviews for newspapers in the UK and various other markets as well as working as a freelance editor and events chair. His reviews and interviews with authors have appeared in the Independent on Sunday, the TLS, The Skinny and he writes a regular crime column for The Sunday Herald (Scotland). In addition he regularly blogs with the Do Some Damage crew (www.dosomedamage.com), a collective of noir writers from the US and the UK. His official website can be found at www.russeldmcleanbooks.com, where his blog often reviews TV shows and movies.
He spent over a decade in Dundee, and now lives in Glasgow.