Will Dean is the debut novelist everyone’s talking about. His novel Dark Pines, set in a remote Swedish town, introduces deaf journalist Tuva Moodyson, sent to investigate a body found deep in the woods. Will grew up in the East Midlands, studied Law, then moved to rural Sweden with his wife. There he built a wooden house in a boggy forest clearing, and it's from this base that he compulsively reads and writes. James Oswald is one of Scotland’s most popular authors, who’s just published The Gathering Dark, his eighth Inspector Edinburgh-set Tony McLean novel—and inked an exciting deal that sees him launching a new series this autumn. He was the only Scottish author listed in this year’s CWA ‘Dagger in the Library’ award. In addition to writing, James runs a sheep and cattle farm in Fife.