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Lin Anderson


Lin Anderson was born in Greenock of Scottish and Irish parents. A graduate of both Glasgow and Edinburgh Universities, she has lived in many different parts of Scotland and also spent five years working in the African bush. A teacher of Mathematics and Computing, she began her writing career four years ago. Her first film, Small Love, which was broadcast on STV, was nominated for TAPS writer of the year award 2001. Her African short stories have been published in the 10th Anniversary Macallan collection and broadcast on BBC Radio Four.

Genres: Mystery

Non fiction
McIlvanney Prize Best Novel nominee (2016) : The Special Dead
McIlvanney Prize Best Novel nominee (2017) : None but the Dead
McIlvanney Prize Best Novel nominee (2018) : Follow the Dead

Lin Anderson recommends
The Health of Strangers (2017)
(Health of Strangers, book 1)
Lesley Kelly
"Intriguing...told with panache."
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Seek (2017)
Anthony O'Neill
"A strange and wondrous tale - beautifully told."
The Polish Detective (2018)
(Dania Gorska, book 1)
Hania Allen
"Captivating characters and an intriguing plot. A great new find for crime fans."
The March Fallen (2020)
(Gereon Rath, book 5)
Volker Kutscher
"Gritty and gripping: Kutscher is a master historical noir."

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