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Bloody Scotland Q and A Session With Lin Anderson – Mark Billingham And Alex Gray

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Lin Anderson

Lin (Linda) Anderson (born in Greenock, Scotland) is a Tartan Noir crime novelist and screenwriter, best known as the creator of forensic scientist Rhona MacLeod. The Rhona MacLeod books are currently being developed for ITV.

Lin is a member of the Femmes Fatales crime writing trio, together with Alanna Knight and Alex Gray and she is also one of the founder members of Bloody Scotland, a Tartan Noir and Scottish crime writer’s festival, which is held in Stirling since 2012.

Driftnet (2003)
Torch (2004)
Deadly Code (2005)
Blood Red Roses (2005)
Dark Flight (2007)
Easy Kill (2008)
Final Cut (2009)
The Reborn (2010)
Picture Her Dead (2011)

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Mark Billingham

Mark Philip David Billingham (born 2 July 1961) is an English novelist whose series of “Tom Thorne” crime novels are best-sellers in that particular genre. He is also a television screenwriter and has become a familiar face as an actor and comic.

In 2001, Billingham’s first crime novel, Sleepyhead, was published in the UK by Little, Brown and Company. He is a self-confessed fan of crime fiction, as well as a really serious collector and has alleged that the expense of collecting books inspired him to get into interviewing and reviewing books, partly for the complimentary copies. Starting with a local newspaper, he progressed to providing reviews and interviews for SHOTS, and then to magazines, including Time Out, where he found himself interviewing people such as Michael Connelly, talking and learning from other writers.

Mark Billingham became the first crime writer to win the Theakston’s Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award twice when his novel Death Message won in 2009. He won this prestigious award against strong opposition including Reginald Hill, Val McDermid, Ian Rankin and Lee Child.

Sleepyhead (Little, Brown & Company [Aug 2001])

Scaredy Cat (Little, Brown & Company [Jul 2002])

Lazybones (Little, Brown & Company [Jul 2003])

The Burning Girl (Little, Brown & Company [Jul 2004])

Lifeless (Little, Brown & Company [May 2005])

Buried (Little, Brown & Company [May 2006])

Death Message (Little, Brown & Company [Aug 2007])

Bloodline (Little, Brown & Company Aug 2009)

From the Dead (Little, Brown & Company Aug 2010)

Good as Dead (Little, Brown & Company Aug 2011)

The Dying Hours ( Little, Brown & Company May 2013)

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Alex Gray

Alex Gray, born 27 May 1950, Glasgow, is a Scottish crime writer. She has published 9 novels, all set around Glasgow and featuring the character of Detective Chief Inspector Lorimer and his psychological profiler Solomon Brightman, the earlier novels being published by Canongate and later books by Little Brown.

Alex is also member of the Femmes Fatales crime writing trio, together with Alanna Knight and Lin Anderson and she is also one of the founder members of Bloody Scotland, a Tartan Noir and Scottish crime writer’s festival, which is held in Stirling since 2012.

Never Somewhere Else (2002)
A Small Weeping (2004)
Shadows Of Sounds (2005)
The Riverman (2007)
Pitch Black (2008)
Glasgow Kiss (2009)
Five Ways To Kill A Man (2010)
Sleep like the Dead (2011)
A Pound of Flesh (2012)
The Swedish Girl (2013)

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Q. 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.

A.

LIN – Josephine Tey – Miss Pym and Allan Grant Mysteries
MARK – Daniel Woodrell Ozark Noir
ALEX – Alana Knight – Tam Eildor Mysteries

Q. If you could add any book to the list for Crime Book of the Year who would you choose

A.

LIN – James Oswald – Natural Causes and John Niven – Cold Hands
MARK – Robert Galbraith – Cuckoo’s Calling and Gillian Flynn Gone Girl
ALEX – Robert Galbraith – Cuckoo’s Calling

Q. If you could meet and interview any Crime writers alive or dead who would you choose

A.

LIN – Kathy Reichs
MARK – Peter Robinson, Val McDermott, Stuart Macbride
ALEX – Michael Connelly

Q. If you could collaborate with any author on a book and have any two characters from your books work together who would you choose

A.

LIN – Alex Gray – Magnus Pirie and professor Solomon Brightman
MARK – Michael Connelly – Tom Thorne and Harry Bosch
ALEX – Lin Anderson – Detective Superintendent Lorimer and Dr Rhona Macleod

Q. If you could choose any actor to play your lead character in a television adaptation of your books who would you choose

A.

LIN – STV Have Their Own Idea, Lin Was Not Sure Who She Wanted As Long As The Actress Was Not A Wee Slip Of A Girl
MARK – Tom Thorne – David Morrissey
ALEX – Detective Superintendent Lorimer – Clive Owens

Author Websites
http://www.lin-anderson.com
http://www.markbillingham.com/
http://www.alex-gray.com/

Amazon Author Page
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Lin-Anderson/e/B001K87X92/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1379587740&sr=1-2-ent

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Mark-Billingham/e/B001HMPE0Q/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1379587679&sr=1-2-ent

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Alex-Gray/e/B001K88LTS/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1379587632&sr=1-1

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