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Russel D McLean


Russel D McLean is the author of The Good Son, his debut crime novel, available in winter '08/'09 and published by Five Leaves Publications. His short stories have been published in a variety of markets including Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine and the 2007 anthology Expletive Deleted, where 'Pedro Paul' was singled out by Publisher's Weekly as "awesomely dark". He has previously run the highly regarded noir fiction ezine Crime Scene Scotland, and still reviews crime novels both in print and online. He lives in Dundee.

Genres: Mystery
Russel D McLean recommends
Bloody January (2017)
(Harry McCoy, book 1)
Alan Parks
"A barnstormer of a crime novel that takes the police procedural and gives it a well-deserved shake. Detective Harry McCoy digs under the surface of 70s Glasgow in all its contradictory glory. Bloody January is relentlessly readable and so well written I couldn't believe it was a debut."
The Polish Detective (2018)
(Dania Gorska, book 1)
Hania Allen
"Pitch-perfect, combined with a clever mystery, but more than that, it's a witty, tense crime novel written in a highly readable style."
By Force Alone (2020)
(Anti-Matter of Britain Quartet, book 1)
Lavie Tidhar
"Utterly bonkers, utterly brilliant – a brutal, witty and slightly insane deconstruction of the Arthurian legend by way of Goodfellas, this is absolute bloody (and sweary) joy on the page."

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