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Malcolm Mackay - Author

About the Author

Malcolm Mackay was born and grew up in Stornoway where he still lives. The Necessary Death of Lewis Winter, his much lauded debut was the first in the Glasgow Trilogy, set in the city’s underworld. It was shortlisted for the CWA John Creasey New Blood Dagger Award for Best Crime Debut of the Year, the Scottish First Book of the Year, and was featured in ITV3's Specsavers Crime Thriller Club programme. How A Gunman Says Goodbye, the second book in the series, won the Deanston Scottish Crime Book of the Year Award. The Sudden Arrival of Violence is the final book in the trilogy.

 

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Featured books by Malcolm Mackay

The Sudden Arrival of Violence The Glasgow Trilogy Book 3

The Sudden Arrival of Violence The Glasgow Trilogy Book 3

Author: Malcolm Mackay Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/06/2014

It begins with two deaths: a money-man and a grass. Deaths that offer a unique opportunity to a man like Calum MacLean. A man who has finally had enough of killing. Meanwhile two of Glasgow's biggest criminal organisations are at quiet, deadly war with one another. And as Detective Michael Fisher knows, the biggest - and bloodiest - manoeuvres are yet to come ...The stunning conclusion to Malcolm Mackay's lauded Glasgow Trilogy, The Sudden Arrival of Violence will return readers to the city's underworld: a place of dark motives, dangerous allegiances and inescapable violence ...

How a Gunman Says Goodbye The Glasgow Trilogy Book 2

How a Gunman Says Goodbye The Glasgow Trilogy Book 2

Author: Malcolm Mackay Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/01/2014

WINNER OF THE DEANSTON SCOTTISH CRIME BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD How does a gunman retire? Frank MacLeod was the best at what he does. Thoughtful. Efficient. Ruthless. But is he still the best? A new job. A target. But something is about to go horribly wrong. Someone is going to end up dead. Most gunmen say goodbye to the world with a bang. Frank's still here. He's lasted longer than he should have ...

Other books by Malcolm Mackay

A Line of Forgotten Blood

A Line of Forgotten Blood

Author: Malcolm Mackay Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/11/2019

Scotland has been a proudly independent country for centuries. But success has now turned sour. Malcolm Mackay's remarkable novel of crime and corruption is set in a brooding, rain-swept Scottish city that is compellingly different from the one we think we know. The Scottish city of Challaid is a corruption-riddled place where people frequently go off the radar. So when PC Vinny Reno discovers his ex-wife, Freya, has disappeared, he turns to private detectives Darian Ross and Sholto Douglas. Their search will lead them to a collision between Freya and a wealthy banking family. But it also leads to more questions. What does Freya's disappearance have to do with a year-old murder case? What is the involvement of a young man who never leaves his house? As they dig deeper into the past, Darian and Sholto realise they must stand against the most powerful people in the city if they are to unearth the truth...

A Line of Forgotten Blood

A Line of Forgotten Blood

Author: Malcolm Mackay Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/06/2019

Scotland has been a proudly independent country for centuries. But success has now turned sour. Malcolm Mackay's remarkable novel of crime and corruption is set in a brooding, rain-swept Scottish city that is compellingly different from the one we think we know. The Scottish city of Challaid is a corruption-riddled place where people frequently go off the radar. So when PC Vinny Reno discovers his ex-wife, Freya, has disappeared, he turns to private detectives Darian Ross and Sholto Douglas. Their search will lead them to a collision between Freya and a wealthy banking family. But it also leads to more questions. What does Freya's disappearance have to do with a year-old murder case? What is the involvement of a young man who never leaves his house? As they dig deeper into the past, Darian and Sholto realise they must stand against the most powerful people in the city if they are to unearth the truth...

A Line of Forgotten Blood

A Line of Forgotten Blood

Author: Malcolm Mackay Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/06/2019

Scotland has been a proudly independent country for centuries. But success has now turned sour. Malcolm Mackay's remarkable novel of crime and corruption is set in a brooding, rain-swept Scottish city that is compellingly different from the one we think we know. The Scottish city of Challaid is a corruption-riddled place where people frequently go off the radar. So when PC Vinny Reno discovers his ex-wife, Freya, has disappeared, he turns to private detectives Darian Ross and Sholto Douglas. Their search will lead them to a collision between Freya and a wealthy banking family. But it also leads to more questions. What does Freya's disappearance have to do with a year-old murder case? What is the involvement of a young man who never leaves his house? As they dig deeper into the past, Darian and Sholto realise they must stand against the most powerful people in the city if they are to unearth the truth...

In the Cage Where Your Saviours Hide

In the Cage Where Your Saviours Hide

Author: Malcolm Mackay Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 15/11/2018

In the Cage Where Your Saviours Hide

In the Cage Where Your Saviours Hide

Author: Malcolm Mackay Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/10/2018

The independent kingdom of Scotland flourished until the beginning of the last century. Its great trading port of Challaid, in the north west of the country, sent ships around the world and its merchants and bankers grew rich on their empire in Central America. But Scotland is not what it was, and the docks of Challaid are almost silent. The huge infrastructure projects collapsed, like the dangerous railway tunnels under the city. And above ground the networks of power and corruption are all that survive of Challaid's glorious past. Darian Ross is a young private investigator whose father, an ex cop, is in prison for murder. He takes on a case brought to him by a charismatic woman, Maeve Campbell. Her partner has been stabbed; the police are not very curious about the death of a man who laundered money for the city's criminals. Ross is drawn by his innate sense of justice and his fascination with Campbell into a world in which no-one can be trusted.

In the Cage Where Your Saviours Hide

In the Cage Where Your Saviours Hide

Author: Malcolm Mackay Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/04/2018

The independent kingdom of Scotland flourished until the beginning of the last century. Its great trading port of Challaid, in the north west of the country, sent ships around the world and its merchants and bankers grew rich on their empire in Central America. But Scotland is not what it was, and the docks of Challaid are almost silent. The huge infrastructure projects collapsed, like the dangerous railway tunnels under the city. And above ground the networks of power and corruption are all that survive of Challaid's glorious past. Darian Ross is a young private investigator whose father, an ex cop, is in prison for murder. He takes on a case brought to him by a charismatic woman, Maeve Campbell. Her partner has been stabbed; the police are not very curious about the death of a man who laundered money for the city's criminals. Ross is drawn by his innate sense of justice and his fascination with Campbell into a world in which no-one can be trusted.

In the Cage Where Your Saviours Hide

In the Cage Where Your Saviours Hide

Author: Malcolm Mackay Format: eBook Release Date: 05/04/2018

The independent kingdom of Scotland flourished until the beginning of the last century. Its great trading port of Challaid, in the north west of the country, sent ships around the world and its merchants and bankers grew rich on their empire in Central America. But Scotland is not what it was, and the docks of Challaid are almost silent. The huge infrastructure projects collapsed, like the dangerous railway tunnels under the city. And above ground the networks of power and corruption are all that survive of Challaid's glorious past. Darian Ross is a young private investigator whose father, an ex cop, is in prison for murder. He takes on a case brought to him by a charismatic woman, Maeve Campbell. Her partner has been stabbed; the police are not very curious about the death of a man who laundered money for the city's criminals. Ross is drawn by his innate sense of justice and his fascination with Campbell into a world in which no-one can be trusted.

For Those Who Know the Ending

For Those Who Know the Ending

Author: Malcolm Mackay Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/02/2017

A multi-layered and unnerving portrait of gangland Glasgow, For Those Who Know the Ending is the gripping novel from the award-winning author of The Glasgow Trilogy, Malcolm Mackay. He has to clear thoughts of Joanne and thoughts of the past out of his mind. He has to think about himself, his situation. Think about the next hour . . . In that hour, everything will be decided. It's been almost two hours. Two hours, and Martin Sivok is still tied up, alone in a darkened warehouse; plastic strips digging into the soft flesh of his wrists. He wants them to come back. Get this over with. But he also knows that as soon as they return, this could very well be his ending. Because Martin has messed up. Stolen dirty money he should never have touched. Dirty money that the Jamieson organization, the most dangerous criminal outfit in Glasgow, wants back. Someone has to die for this. And over the next few hours, he has to work out how that somebody can be anyone but him . . .

Impeccable Connections

Impeccable Connections

Author: Malcolm Mackay Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/07/2016

Der Killer hat genug vom Toten

Der Killer hat genug vom Toten

Author: Malcolm Mackay Format: eBook Release Date: 28/07/2016

Coole Spannung vom neuen Star der schottischen Krimiautoren.Mit zwei Toten beginnt es: ein Kredithai und ein Informant. Tote, die fur Calum MacLean der Anfang vom Ende sein sollen. Denn er hat genug vom Toten. Doch die zwei wichtigsten Organisationen von Glasgow liefern sich gerade einen stillen, todlichen Verdrangungskampf. Die blutigsten Schachzuge stehen noch aus und Calum gerat zwischen die Fronten ... Es ist das atemberaubende Finale der Glasgow-Trilogie, die mit dem "e;Scottish Crime Book of the Year Award"e; ausgezeichnet wurde und Malcolm Mackay fur die Presse als die wichtigste neue Krimistimme Schottlands etabliert.

For Those Who Know the Ending

For Those Who Know the Ending

Author: Malcolm Mackay Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/07/2016

A multi-layered and unnerving portrait of gangland Glasgow, For Those Who Know the Ending is the gripping novel from the award-winning author of The Glasgow Trilogy, Malcolm Mackay. He has to clear thoughts of Joanne and thoughts of the past out of his mind. He has to think about himself, his situation. Think about the next hour . . . In that hour, everything will be decided. It's been almost two hours. Two hours, and Martin Sivok is still tied up, alone in a darkened warehouse; plastic strips digging into the soft flesh of his wrists. He wants them to come back. Get this over with. But he also knows that as soon as they return, this could very well be his ending. Because Martin has messed up. Stolen dirty money he should never have touched. Dirty money that the Jamieson organization, the most dangerous criminal outfit in Glasgow, wants back. Someone has to die for this. And over the next few hours, he has to work out how that somebody can be anyone but him . . .

Every Night I Dream of Hell

Every Night I Dream of Hell

Author: Malcolm Mackay Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/03/2016

Longlisted for the Theakston's Old Peculiar Crime Novel of the Year 2016. From the award-winning author of The Glasgow Trilogy, comes Every Night I Dream of Hell, a dark and thrilling Glaswegian crime drama. Nate Colgan: a violent man; 'smart muscle' for the Jamieson organization. Someone to be afraid of. But now, with its most powerful individuals either dead or behind bars, things within the Jamieson organization are beginning to shift. When Nate, long working on the fringes of the business, is reluctantly appointed its new 'security consultant', he can little imagine how things are about to unravel . . . It begins with an execution, a message; and soon the various factions within the organization are sent into chaos. But out of the confusion comes one clear fact: a new group has arrived in Glasgow, and in their quest for power they are prepared to ignite a war. But who is behind the group? And why has the calculating Zara Cope - the mother of Nate's child - suddenly appeared back in town? Meanwhile DI Fisher, buoyed by his recent successes in finally jailing some of the city's most notorious criminals, is prowling on the edges of these latest battles, looking for his chance to strike before all hell breaks loose . . . In Every Night I Dream of Hell Malcolm Mackay takes us deep into a world of violence, fear and double-crossing that grips until the final page has been turned.

The Necessary Death of Lewis Winter

The Necessary Death of Lewis Winter

Author: Malcolm Mackay Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/07/2015

Winner of the ITV3 Crime Thriller Book Club Best Read Award. Shortlisted for the CWA John Creasey Dagger for Best Debut Crime Novel of the Year and the Saltire Scottish First Book of the Year Award. Longlisted for the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger for Best Thriller of the Year and the Theakston's Crime Novel of the Year Award. A twenty-nine-year-old man lives alone in his Glasgow flat. The telephone rings; a casual conversation, but behind this a job offer. The clues are there if you know to look for them. He is an expert. A loner. Freelance. Another job is another job, but what if this organization wants more? A meeting at a club. An offer. A brief. A target: Lewis Winter. It's hard to kill a man well. People who do it well know this. People who do it badly find out the hard way. The hard way has consequences. An arresting, gripping novel of dark relationships and even darker moralities, The Necessary Death of Lewis Winter introduces a remarkable voice in crime fiction. Malcolm Mackay's award-winning The Glasgow Trilogy continues in How A Gunman Says Goodbye and The Sudden Arrival of Violence.

The Sudden Arrival of Violence

The Sudden Arrival of Violence

Author: Malcolm Mackay Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/07/2015

It begins with two deaths: a money-man and a grass. Deaths that offer a unique opportunity to a man like Calum MacLean. A man who has finally had enough of killing. Meanwhile two of Glasgow's biggest criminal organizations are at quiet, deadly war with one another. And as Detective Michael Fisher knows, the biggest - and bloodiest - manoeuvres are yet to come . . . The stunning conclusion to Malcolm Mackay's lauded Glasgow Trilogy, The Sudden Arrival of Violence will return readers to the city's underworld: a place of dark motives, dangerous allegiances and inescapable violence . . .

How a Gunman Says Goodbye

How a Gunman Says Goodbye

Author: Malcolm Mackay Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/07/2015

Winner of the Deanston Scottish Crime Book of the Year Award How does a gunman retire? Frank MacLeod was the best at what he does. Thoughtful. Efficient. Ruthless. But is he still the best? A new job. A target. But something is about to go horribly wrong. Someone is going to end up dead. Most gunmen say goodbye to the world with a bang. Frank's still here. He's lasted longer than he should have . . . The breathtaking, devastating sequel to lauded debut The Necessary Death of Lewis Winter, How a Gunman Says Goodbye will plunge you back into the Glasgow underworld, where criminal organizations war for prominence and those caught up in events are tested at every turn. Malcolm Mackay's award-winning The Glasgow Trilogy concludes in The Sudden Arrival of Violence.

Der Killer hat das letzte Wort

Der Killer hat das letzte Wort

Author: Malcolm Mackay Format: eBook Release Date: 26/03/2015

Wie geht ein Auftragskiller in den Ruhestand? Frank MacLeod war der Beste in seinem Fach. Uberlegt. Effektiv. Skrupellos. Aber ist er immer noch der Beste? Er bekommt einen neuen Auftrag. Ein Ziel. Aber diesmal wird etwas furchtbar schiefgehen. Und dann stirbt jemand.Der atemberaubende Thriller nach Der unvermeidliche Tod des Lewis Winter zieht den Leser hinein in die Unterwelt von Glasgow, wo rivalisierende Organisationen um die Vorherrschaft kampfen. Wer zwischen die Fronten gerat, darf sich keinen Fehler erlauben. Denn Fehler sind todlich.

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