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September Crime Question

So far this year we had the republication of William Mcilvanney Laidlaw novels that were also made available for digital publication. Also the back catalogue of books by the late Scottish crime author Frederic Lindsay have been made available for digital publication including two of his books from the D.I. Jim Meldrum Series.

My question this month is if you could choose any out of publication novels that were part of a series to republished and make.available for digital release, what would  you choose.  My Choice would be the late Glasgow Crime Author Bill Knox and his Thane and Moss books

Bill Knox

(born 1928 – died March 1999) – Glasgow
William Knox was a Scottish author, journalist and broadcaster. Born in Glasgow in 1928, he went into journalism aged just 16, covering crime and motoring, and eventually becoming a news editor. William (Bill) Knox began writing crime novels in the 1950s, often writing under a pseudonym such as Robert MacCleod, Michael Kirk or Noah Webster, particularly when writing for the American market. Between 1957 and 1999 he wrote over 50 crime novels – the final of which, The Lazarus Widow, was finished posthumously by Martin Edwards.
In the 1970s Bill Knox joined Scottish Television as a crime show presenter, and made a number of programmes about famous Scottish crimes.
His most famous series of novels where the Thane and Moss books, and a number of his Glasgow crime novels have been republished by Constable. Bill Knox died in 1999.

This is a list of all of the novels written by Bill Knox * indicates a Thane and Moss Book
Deadline For A Dream – 1957 *
The Cockatoo Crime – 1958
Death Department – 1959 *
Leave It To The Hangman – 1960 *
Death Calls The Shots – 1961
Die For Big Betsy – 1961
Little Drops Of Blood – 1962 *
Sanctuary Isle – 1962 *
The Man In The Bottle – U 1963
The Scavengers – 1964
The Taste of Proof – 1965 *
The Deep Fall – 1966 *
Devilweed – 1966
Justice On the Rocks – 1967 *
Blacklight – 1967
The Klondyker – 1968
Court of murder: Famous trials at Glasgow High Court – 1968
Blueback – 1969
The Tallyman – 1969 *
Children of the Mist – 1970 *
Seafire – 1970
To Kill a Witch – 1971 *
Stormtide – 1972
Draw Batons – 1973 *
Whitewater – 1974
View from Daniel Pike – 1974
Children of the Water – 1974
Rally to Kill – 1975 *
Hellspout – 1976
A Witchdance in Bavaria – 1976
A Pay-off in Switzerland – 1977
Witchrock – 1977
Pilot Error – 1977 *
Live Bait – 1978 *
Bombship – 1980
Killing in Antiques – 1981 *
Storyland Wall Frieze – 1981
Tales of Crime – 1982
Bloodtide – 1982
The Hanging Tree – 1983 *
Wavecrest – 1985
The Crossfire Killings – 1986 *
Dead Man’s Mooring – 1987
The Interface Man – 1989 *
The Drowning Nets – 1991
The Counterfeit Killers – 1996 *
Lake of Fury – 1996
An Incident in Iceland – 1996
Place of Mists – 1996
Salvage Job – 1997
Blood Proof – 1997 *
A Burial in Portugal – 1997
Cargo Risk – 1997
Isle of Dragons – 1997
Nest of Vultures – 1997
Country Club Wives – 1997
A Cut in Diamonds – 1997
Drum of Power – 1998
Mayday from Malaga – 1998
Death Bytes – 1998
A Problem in Prague – 1998
Cave of Bats – 1998
Witchline – 1999
The Lazarus Widow – with Martin Edwards – 1999 *

So what would your choice be

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