Alex interviews acclaimed Scottish thriller writer Douglas Skelton, a crime writer steeped in the real stories of Scotland, where he once worked for the law and as a newspaper editor. That gritty experience of life's underside is distilled in his work. You don't want to miss this discussion that also touches on why Skelton doesn't care for the "Tartan Noir" label, his take on the state of journalism, and why he decided to create a female protagonist for his latest series.
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Learn more about Douglas Skelton and his other books at http://www.douglasskelton.com/.
"A cracking good thriller, taking place before an atmospheric Scottish setting that's almost as much a character as our questing heroine Rebecca Connolly. This book doesn't take the easy route of cozy mystery cutouts--instead it realistically examines the psychological and emotional hole blown through the survivors of the murdered. As dark as the story can be in places, it still solves the mystery entertainingly. Douglas Skelton is a new master of the genre, and I am wild with anticipation for the second book in the series, The Blood is Still." - ALEX GREENWOOD, MYSTERIOUS GOINGS ON
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