Malcolm Mackay was born and grew up in Stornoway where he still lives. His much-lauded Glasgow-set novels have won the Crime Thriller Book Club Best Read Award and the Deanston Scottish Crime Book of the Year Award and have been shortlisted for the CWA John Creasey New Blood Dagger Award for Best Crime Debut of the Year and the Scottish First Book of the Year Award.
Malcolm Mackay, award-winning Scottish crime writer and author of the Glasgow Trilogy, discusses the significance of place in crime fiction.
The shortest of short stories from Scottish crime writer Malcolm Mackay.
Malcolm Mackay, author of For Those Who Know the Ending, on the difficulty of keeping up with the latest in criminal technology and cyber crime.
Lin Anderson, author of the Glasgow-set Rhona MacLeod crime series and co-founder of the Bloody Scotland Crime Writing Festival, on the best crime books, films and TV series set in her home city.
You sit alone in front of a computer and you think about how you want to kill someone. The technical details, they’re easy enough. The time and the place, the weapon of choice. You’ll have a victim in mind and a reason to do it. Then, when the moment comes, you need to be inside the h...
A young man, on his own, hiding his life from the world. That’s what did it for me. The idea of revelling in isolation, using it to your advantage. That's the starting point. The single idea from which the rest flows. Your characters, your setting, your scenario. You work it all out fro...
Malcolm Mackay, author of The Night The Rich Men Burned, lists his top five crime novels.
August 2014, and Malcolm Mackay's fourth novel, The Night the Rich Men Burned, is just out. We caught up with him to ask about his inspiration for his writing and to dig into the lives of the shady characters of the Glasgow Trilogy.
Few new novelists have enjoyed such immediate (and unanimous) acclaim in the critical fraternity as the young Scottish crime writer Malcolm Mackay...
@alanabrks Should be in Edinburgh over the summer sometime.
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@htrae @HoZ_Books Don't worry Frank, it'll be waiting for you.
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That skeleton draft in a notebook is dated summer of 2015, in case you're wondering how long the trek through the jungle of words took me.
Look what came today!
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@_AlexandraClare I did think about giving all my titles a link but thought I'd be boxing myself into a corner, deci… https://t.co/1ORMUMnl66
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