Murder At The Mela by Leela Soma has received great praise and recognition since its launch in late 2020. It is the first Tartan Noir Crime Book to feature an Asian detective. As one fellow novelist, Cauvery Madhavan, said “DI Patel is a new star in the making. Skilfully blending murder with the realities of race, religion and affairs of the heart, this is a crackling good book” Or as Norman Bisssell wrote “A beautifully written, groundbreaking addition to Tartan Noir”.
Clutching at Straws is the first crime book from Charlie Sharkey, a prominent Glasgow criminal lawyer who knows of what he writes. It was described by award winning novelist Rob McInroy as “a captivating story of intriguing twists and turns, by an author who knows the Glasgow crime scene extremely well – a must read”.
Together they make a perfect present for any lover of Scottish crime writing!