Tartan Noir (Paperback)

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Celebrated for his incisiveinterviews, an acclaimed critic of crime writing delivers a fascinating study of Scotland's Tartan Noir movement

Fascinating, scholarly, yethighly accessible, thisstudy of the Tartan Noir literary movement examines a number of high profile best-selling crime writers, includingWilliam McIlvaney, Stuart McBride, Caro Rasmay, Ian Rankin, Val McDermid, Quintin Jardine, Louise Welsh, and many others. Based on the author's own research and in-depth interviews with many of the writers covered, it delves deeply into what characterizes and defines the Scottish police procedural and psycho killer novel at the heart of Tartan Noir, while also looking at the traditions and influences from wider Scottish literature. This perceptive studyis a fascinating companion for crime lovers and students of literature alike.

About the Author

Len Wanner is thetranslator, interviewer, and editor of the literary journal thecrimeofitall.com. He is acclaimed for his interviews with crime writers."
Product Details
ISBN: 9781910449080
ISBN-10: 1910449083
Publisher: Freight Books
Publication Date: July 1st, 2015
Pages: 288
Language: English