Saturday, September 14, 2013

“Goodbye” Says Hello to a Prize

Malcolm Mackay being honored during this weekend’s Scottish Crime Book of the Year ceremony. (Photo © 2013 by Alex Hewitt/Writer Pictures, used with permission.)

Our hard-working correspondent at the Bloody Scotland convention, Nancie Clare, reports that Malcolm Mackay has won this year’s Deanston Scottish Crime Book of the Year award for his second novel, How a Gunman Says Goodbye (Mantle).

Also shortlisted for that commendation were Dead Water, by Ann Cleeves (Pan); Pilgrim Soul, by Gordon Ferris (Corvus); The Red Road, by Denise Mina (Orion), The Vanishing Point, by Val McDermid (Little, Brown); and Standing in Another Man’s Grave, by Ian Rankin (Orion).

Congratulations to Mackay as well as the other nominees.

READ MORE: Lewis Man, 31, Wins Top Crime Writer Award,”
by Emma Cowing (The Scotsman).

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