Crime fiction, non-fiction and anthologies of short crime
stories are all eligible for The McIlvanney Prize
(formerly Deanston Scottish Crime Book of the Year).
Scottish roots are a must for competition applications: authors
must either be born in Scotland, live there or set their books
The 2017 longlist was announced on 20 June:
- Want You Gone by Chris Brookmyre (Little,
- Cold Earth by Ann Cleeves (Macmillan)
- Perfect Remains by Helen Fields (Harper
- Out of Bounds by Val McDermid (Little,
- Cross Purpose by Claire MacLeary (Contraband)
- The Long Drop by Denise Mina (Harvill Secker)
- Games People Play by Owen Mullen (Bloodhound
- Rather Be the Devil by Ian Rankin (Orion)
- Murderabilia by Craig Robertson (Simon and
- The Quiet Death of Thomas Quaid by Craig Russell
- How to Kill Friends and Implicate People by Jay
Stringer (Thomas & Mercer)
The finalists will be revealed at the beginning of September and
the winner announced at the Bloody Scotland Opening Gala reception on
Friday 8 September.
For more information on this prize, see the Bloody Scotland website.