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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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If you like Malcolm Mackay you might also like to read books by Jeff Lindsay, Christopher Brookmyre and Allan Guthrie.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Malcolm Mackay

The Night the Rich Men Burned by Malcolm Mackay
The Night the Rich Men Burned
Malcolm Mackay
Shortlisted for the Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award 2015. Acclaimed and garlanded with awards and nominations for his debut Glasgow underworld trilogy which began with The Necessary Death of Lewis Winter, Malcolm Mackay now serves up a terrific and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/08/2015
Every Night I Dream of Hell by Malcolm Mackay
Every Night I Dream of Hell
Malcolm Mackay
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Yet another Scottish slice of realistic noir from the author of the acclaimed and trailblazing Glasgow trilogy of hard men, gangs and double dealings, Mackay's new novel...
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/08/2015
The Night the Rich Men Burned by Malcolm Mackay
The Night the Rich Men Burned
Malcolm Mackay
Maxim Jakubowski September 2014 Highly Recommended. Acclaimed and garlanded with awards and nominations for his debut Glasgow underworld trilogy which began with The Necessary Death of Lewis Winter, Malcolm Mackay now...
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/08/2014
The Sudden Arrival of Violence The Glasgow Trilogy Book 3 by Malcolm Mackay
The Sudden Arrival of Violence The Glasgow Trilogy Book 3
Malcolm Mackay
The third in a gangland, Glasgow-based trilogy which you will enjoy greatly if you have read the previous two but if you haven’t then you are given a character breakdown at the start and some fill-in as you read. It...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/06/2014
How a Gunman Says Goodbye The Glasgow Trilogy Book 2 by Malcolm Mackay
How a Gunman Says Goodbye The Glasgow Trilogy Book 2
Malcolm Mackay
The second in an excellent series of Glasgow-based gangster romps. Written in staccato, short sentences and virtually no description of places, things etc., these are tough tales about very unpleasant, brutal people … and yet … somehow they get under...
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/01/2014
The Necessary Death of Lewis Winter by Malcolm Mackay
The Necessary Death of Lewis Winter
Malcolm Mackay
Shortlisted for the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year 2014. One of our Books of the Year 2013. Maxim Jakubowski's November 2013 Highly Recommended. The first volume in a gritty...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/06/2013

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