Denise Mina

Denise Mina has been described by none other than Ian Rankin as the most exciting crime writer to have emerged in Britain for years. And we think he’s probably right. She grew up in Glasgow, Paris, London, Invergordon, Bergen and Perth, working in a number of dead-end jobs before studying at night school to get into Glasgow University Law School. She is the author of fourteen hugely successful and critically acclaimed crime novels. Her Garnethill trilogy and her Paddy Meehan series won her a legion of fans. She has twice won the Theakstons Old Peculiar Crime Novel of the Year.

In 2017, Denise won the McIlvanney Prize for Scottish Crime Novel of the Year for her book The Long Drop. The dramatised tale of a meeting between the mass murderer Peter Manuel and the father of the family he has slaughtered won huge acclaim. Denise’s latest novel, Conviction, tells of one woman’s obsession with a true crime podcast and the case it centres on. It’s all harmless fun until she realises she knows one of the killer’s victims from a former life.

Sunday 4 August 2pm – 3pm
Rothesay Library
Denise Mina and Liz Nugent