Malcolm Mackay

About Malcolm

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

Books by Malcolm Mackay

For Those Who Know the Ending
For Those Who Know the Ending
Every Night I Dream of Hell
Every Night I Dream of Hell
The Necessary Death of Lewis Winter
The Necessary Death of Lewis Winter
How a Gunman Says Goodbye
How a Gunman Says Goodbye
The Night the Rich Men Burned
The Night the Rich Men Burned
The Sudden Arrival of Violence
The Sudden Arrival of Violence

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The sudden arrival of Malcolm Mackay

The sudden arrival of Malcolm Mackay

Few new novelists have enjoyed such immediate (and unanimous) acclaim in the critical fraternity as the young Scottish crime writer Malcolm Mackay...

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Malcolm Mackay's top five crime novels

Malcolm Mackay's top five crime novels

Malcolm Mackay, author of The Night The Rich Men Burned, lists his top five crime novels.

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An interview with Malcolm Mackay

An interview with Malcolm Mackay

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.

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Lin Anderson's favourite Glasgow crime

Lin Anderson's favourite Glasgow 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. 

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Malcolm Mackay on writing The Necessary Death of Lewis Winter

Malcolm Mackay on writing The Necessary Death of Lewis Winter

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...

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Malcolm Mackay on keeping up with criminals

Malcolm Mackay on keeping up with criminals

Malcolm Mackay, author of For Those Who Know the Ending, on the difficulty of keeping up with the latest in criminal technology. 

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The killer inside as all

The killer inside as all

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...

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Flash fiction: How to kill a man well by Malcolm Mackay

Flash fiction: How to kill a man well by Malcolm Mackay

The shortest of short stories from Scottish crime writer Malcolm Mackay. 

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