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Rowan
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Post by Rowan » Tue September 20th, 2011, 3:38 pm

Anyone know of any good female UK mystery writers? I had the name of an author whose setting is predominantly Scotland, but I don't remember who it was. :( :(

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Post by boswellbaxter » Tue September 20th, 2011, 4:24 pm

[quote=""Rowan""]Anyone know of any good female UK mystery writers? I had the name of an author whose setting is predominantly Scotland, but I don't remember who it was. :( :( [/quote]


She's not the one you're looking for, but I love P.D. James's novels.

Is it M. C. Beaton you're thinking of, maybe?

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Post by Rowan » Tue September 20th, 2011, 5:17 pm

Thanks! I don't think I'd even recognise the author I found before, but this looks good so I'll read 'em anyway. LOL

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Post by rebecca » Tue October 18th, 2011, 1:43 am

I remember watching an episode of the Bookshow and the writer Val McDermid made an appearance. I don't know if that's the author you are looking for as I don't read mysteries? But for some reason she came to mind?

Hope this helps

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Post by Manda Scott » Tue October 18th, 2011, 7:37 am

Val McDermid is a Scot, but her books are almost exclusively set in England.


Denise Mina is Scottish, lives in Scotland and all her books are set there - they are excellent.


My first four novels - all contemporary thrillers - were set in Scotland. (and I've just written a sequel to the last, No Good Deed, which was until then a stand-alone)

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Post by Vanessa » Tue October 18th, 2011, 9:10 am

Did you mean Ann Cleeves? I've read the first in her Shetland Quartet, Raven Black, and really enjoyed it.

Or were you looking for something more historical?
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Post by SarahWoodbury » Tue October 18th, 2011, 9:38 pm

Some of the old classics, like Dorothy Sayers?

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Post by annis » Fri November 11th, 2011, 7:57 pm

Denise Mina? She's one of the "tartan noir" school of crime writing, and has just been here in NZ for our International Arts Festival.

I've just been reading M C Beaton's Travelling Matchmaker series- gentle regency romances which have a distinctive charm and totally lack any bodice-ripper tendencies. I've read quite a few of her Hamish MacBeth mysteries (I think Beaton's still turning them out), and loved the TV series.

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Post by Madeleine » Fri November 11th, 2011, 8:43 pm

yup Hamish Macbeth is still going strong, and last year a set of 4 novels set in the Edwardian period were re-issued in the UK - I read the first one and thoroughly enjoyed it. I think the Matchmaker series has also been re-issued here; and her Agatha Raisin novels are also still very popular.
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Post by TiciaRoma » Fri November 11th, 2011, 9:39 pm

[quote=""Madeleine""]yup Hamish Macbeth is still going strong, and last year a set of 4 novels set in the Edwardian period were re-issued in the UK - I read the first one and thoroughly enjoyed it. I think the Matchmaker series has also been re-issued here; and her Agatha Raisin novels are also still very popular.[/quote]

How did I miss the Matchmaker books?? Thanks so much! :D

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