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Episode 1

Ian Rankin has nearly 50,000 followers on Twitter, William McIlvanney doesn't own a computer and writes in longhand but he started this phenomenal writing goldmine with Laidlaw ...

In the first of her three part examination of Scottish crime writing, Edi Stark talks to international bestsellers Ian Rankin, Val McDermid, Denise Mina, Stuart McBride, Christopher Brookmyre and the godfather of them all, McIlvanney. This episode looks at how this phenomenal success began and what it's like to make up gore and crime for a living.


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28 minutes

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Sun 11 Oct 2015 06:00