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Dreda Say Mitchell presents a special on Tartan Noir

Duration:
28 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 26 August 2012

Open Book goes north of the border to explore Tartan Noir - the new generation of Scottish crime writers who continue to dominate the literary scene.
Glasgow based author Denise Mina joins Edinburgh writer and publisher Allan Guthrie to discuss the importance of place in this increasingly popular genre, while Stuart MacBride, writer of the DS Logan McRae books, takes us on a tour of his inspirational Aberdeen setting.

Producer: Andrea Kidd.

  • Read the Opening Chapter of The End of the Wasp Season by Denise Mina

    Chapter 1: The End of the Wasp Season by Denise Mina
  • Read the Opening Chapter of Slammer by Allan Guthrie

    Chapter 1: Slammer by Allan Guthrie
  • Read the Opening Chapters of Birthdays for the Dead by Stuart MacBride

    Chapters 1 & 2: Birthdays for the Dead by Stuart MacBride
  • BOOKLIST

    The End of the Wasp Season - Denise Mina
    Publisher: Orion

    Gods and Beasts - Denise Mina
    Publisher: Orion

    Slammer - Allan Guthrie
    Publisher: Polygon An Imprint of Birlinn Limited

    Kiss Her Goodbye - Allan Guthrie
    Publisher: Polygon An Imprint of Birlinn Limited

    Birthdays for the Dead - Stuart MacBride
    Publisher: Harper

    Cold Granite - Stuart MacBride
    Publisher: HarperCollins

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