Authors 2018




  • Stuart MacBride
Stuart MacBride is the No.1 Sunday Times bestselling author of the Logan McRae and Ash Henderson novels. He’s also published standalones, novellas and short stories as well as a children’s
picture book.

Stuart lives in the northeast of Scotland with his wife Fiona, cats Grendel, Gherkin, Onion, and Beetroot, some hens, horses, and a vast collection of assorted weeds.



  • Lilja Sigurðardóttir
Lilja Sigurðardóttir is a highly-successful Icelandic crime-writer and award winning playwright. She is the author of five crime novels, detective novels Steps 2009 and Forgiveness 2010 and the Reykjavík Noir Trilogy of which the first book, Snare, was out in English published by Orenda books last year. Netið (English title coming in 2018)  for which she was shortlisted for Iceland's 2017 crimefiction awards and Búrið (English title coming in 2019).

The Reykjavík Noir Trilogy has been sold to many countries and the film rights to the story have been sold to 66 Degrees North/Palomar Pictures. Lilja lives in Reykjavík with her partner and dog.


  • LJ Ross
Louise Ross is the international bestselling author of the DCI Ryan series of mystery thrillers, all based in the North-East. Of the seven books she has published, three have topped the Amazon UK and Australian Kindle charts including her debut, Holy Island, amassing over two million loyal readers.

Louise was born and bred in Northumberland but worked as a regulatory barrister in London before deciding to pursue her dream to write. She recently moved home to Northumberland where she lives with her husband and young son and is enjoying introducing him to the beauty of its countryside, castles and coastline.


  • Ian Skewis

Ian Skewis was born in Scotland in 1970. He wrote articles for a local paper and had his first poems published at the age of 19. He trained at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and became an actor, appearing on film and television, and providing his voice for radio. He performed in numerous stage plays that toured internationally, including Like Thunder, which received a Fringe First Award in 2001.

He is the author of several short stories, including Inkling, which was published in an anthology, The Speculative Book, in 2016.  His debut novel, a psychological thriller entitled A Murder Of Crows, was published by Unbound in 2017. It went on to become a No.1 Best Seller on Amazon and was long listed for the Guardian's Not The Booker Prize.

He is currently working on his second novel, as well as numerous other projects. He lives and works in Glasgow.




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