Granite Noir: A Sense of Place
The scene of the crime can be an extension of the character involved and much of the action could not take place anywhere but the specific site of some stories. Get to know Logan MacRae’s Aberdeen, Harry McCoy’s Glasgow and Clare Mckay’s St Andrews as Sally Magnusson chats with Granite Noir ambassador Stuart MacBride, alongside Alan Parks and Marion Todd about their outstanding books and how their detectives have been shaped by the cities in which they are set.
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About the authors
Alan Parks has worked in the music industry for over twenty years. His debut novel Bloody January was shortlisted for the Grand Prix de Littérature Policière, February’s Son was nominated for an Edgar Award and The April Dead was shortlisted for The McIlvanney Prize for Scottish Crime Book of the Year. He lives and works in Glasgow.
A native of Dundee, Marion studied music with the Open University and worked for many years as a piano teacher and jobbing accompanist. A spell as a hotel lounge pianist provided rich fodder for her writing and she began experimenting with a variety of genres. Early success saw her winning first prize in the Family Circle Magazine short story for children national competition and she followed this up by writing short stories and articles for her local newspaper.
Life (and children) intervened and, for a few years, Marion’s writing was put on hold. During this time, she worked as a college lecturer, plantswoman and candle-maker. But, as a keen reader of crime fiction, the lure of the genre was strong, and she began writing her debut crime novel. Now a full-time writer, Marion lives in North-east Fife, overlooking the River Tay. She can often be found working out plots for her novels while tussling with her jungle-like garden and walking her daughter’s unruly but lovable dog.