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Initial post: 10 Nov 2011 19:25:59 GMT
Hi Folks,have read ian rankin,alex gray,lin anderson,stuart pawson,stuart mc bride,love the scotish themes and just wondering if there are any simaler authers of crime to the above list.
Thanks Tony

Posted on 10 Nov 2011 19:43:41 GMT
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Posted on 10 Nov 2011 20:13:28 GMT
monica says:
I read very little crime fiction, so I don't know whether the books mentioned are all detective-catches-bad-guy stuff. The Cutting Room by Louise Welsh is nothing of the sort, but it's about crimes in Glasgow. Very atmospheric and worth reading.

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Nov 2011 20:19:27 GMT
LEP says:
Hamish MacBeth series - M C Beaton

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Nov 2011 20:49:28 GMT
LEP says:
Long Time Dead; Truth Lies Bleeding; Loss; Gutted; Paying for It - Tony Black
Quest for a Killer - Alanna Knight
The Existential Detective - Alice Thompson
Dying of the Light - Gillian Galbraith
The Burning - Sue Walker
Killing Mum; Savage Night; Hard Man - Allan Guthrie
No Suspicious Circumstances - Helen Mulgray
The Dead Pool - Sue Walker
Fall from Grace - David Ashton
Torch - Lin Anderson
Tremor of Demons - Frederic Lindsay
Dead and Buried - Quinton Jardine

Posted on 10 Nov 2011 21:38:08 GMT
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In reply to an earlier post on 10 Nov 2011 22:40:16 GMT
M. Brown says:
Quintin Jardine's books set in Edinburgh with Bob Skinner as the "hero". If you like Ian Rankin you'll Quintin Jardine. Start with the first Skinner book - Skinner's Rules and carry on from there.

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Nov 2011 14:15:24 GMT
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LEP says:
Here's some more, and I'm sorry if I've repeated myself, but I haven't checked my last list:

Christopher Brookmyre
Joyce Holms
Irvine Welch
Allan Guthrie
Paul Johnstom
Alanna Knight
Frederic Lindsay
Bill Knox
Campbell Armstong
Lin Anderson
Alex Gray
Anthony O'Neill
Robin Mitchell
Louise Anderson
William McIlvarney

Posted on 11 Nov 2011 14:21:25 GMT
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Posted on 11 Nov 2011 19:16:45 GMT
Hi all what a great response many thanks to all,will have a good look and try a few each day and hopefully have more authers to my bow.

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Nov 2011 19:20:38 GMT
Last edited by the author on 12 Nov 2011 19:24:21 GMT
This book gave me nightmares and I couldn't finish it! I'm not a softie when it comes to these types of books, not sure why this affected me so much.

I keep meaning to read more Scottish crime after reading so much Scandinavian stuff, I have read The Falls by Ian Rankin which I really enjoyed. I believe Denise Mina's books are very good too, don't think she has been mentioned yet.

Posted on 13 Nov 2011 14:10:58 GMT
Remote Control is one of ten books I've had uploaded to Kindle this summer, and is one never published before. It was dramatised and performed once as Bomber at the Traverse Theatre. It's set in Edinburgh and is about an assassination attempt and the main protagonist is a dope dealer. Costs 86p. There's a free kindle download for PC.

Posted on 13 Nov 2011 14:13:04 GMT
Apart from that, I've read a couple of Allan Guthrie's books and they're good!! Hugh Collins wrote a couple of crackers, The Licensee being the best one, I think.

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Posted on 14 Nov 2011 15:24:13 GMT
Huck Flynn says:
Arthur Conan Doyle was scottish although i don't think Sherlock MacHolmes solved any crimes there. Buchan's 39 Steps is located there for the most part

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Nov 2011 19:05:40 GMT
monica says:
That's interesting. And in a way, it's a back-handed endorsement of a book with, obviously, some power . . . Certainly some of the scenes in it have stayed in my memory for a long time. Perhaps the occasional slapstick element in it were what kept it from having the effect on me that it did on you? Dunno.

Posted on 14 Nov 2011 21:56:20 GMT
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Posted on 14 Nov 2011 22:42:49 GMT
G Clark says:
Still honing my IT skills but pleased to be part of the Kinlde revolution. Of the few eBooks I've read so far I've liked Relatively Guilty by William McIntyre the best. It's a crime/legal thriller with a very unexpected yet satisfying ending. It's well written and no typo's (that I noticed anyway) - and it's set in Scotland.

Posted on 15 Nov 2011 12:11:44 GMT
A. Melrose says:
Ken McClure write medical thrillers set in Scotland and are well worth a look. Main character in most of the books Steven Dunbar who investigates medical related crime including outbreaks of deadly viruses / bioterrorism. Difficult to track down in places like Waterstones but can normally get them on Amazon (last book published - Lost Causes)

Read a few Alex Gray books and they've been good so far..

As M Brown said, Quintin Jardine books are set in and around Edinburgh and are in a similar vein to Ian Rankin.

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Posted on 15 Nov 2011 13:09:12 GMT
What about Craig Robertson? Random and Snapshot are both superb reads

In reply to an earlier post on 15 Nov 2011 14:43:29 GMT
I can't really remember what it was about it that gave me the nightmares, just the subject matter I suppose (snuff pictures, what a horrible idea!) but not sure I got far enough to encounter any slapstick!

Posted on 15 Nov 2011 20:15:00 GMT
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