Graeme Macrae Burnet is one of Scotland’s brightest new literary talents. His novel His Bloody Project was a huge international success and was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and the LA Times Book Award. It also won him the Glasgow Herald’s Author of the Year Award. It’s a tour-de-force, a dark historical thriller, beautifully written and brilliantly crafted and drew high praise from Ian Rankin and Val Macdermid as well as the Booker judges. His new novel, just published, is The Accident on the A35 which returns to the French setting of his debut novel The Disappearance of Adele Bedau and has drawn favourable comparison with the Maigret novels of Simenon.