Lin Anderson

Lin Anderson is best known as the creator of the forensic scientist Rhona MacLeod series of crime novels, and for her part in founding the annual Bloody Scotland crime writing festival. Lin’s novel Paths of the Dead, was shortlisted for the 2015 Scottish Crime Book of the Year. She was shortlisted again for the McIlvanney in 2018 for her novel Follow The Dead. Her Rhona MacLeod novels have been published in translation in a number of countries including France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Sweden and Russia. She has a second mystery series featuring private investigator Patrick de Courvoisier, set in glamorous Cannes (think ‘The Rockford Files’ meets ‘James Bond’). Lin’s next novel Time For The Dead will be available exclusively at Bute Noir 2019 ahead of its publication date.


When Rhona MacLeod returns to her roots on the Isle of Skye, it’ s not long before a body is found at the base of the famous cliff known as Kilt Rock, its face and identity obliterated by the fall.

Friday 2nd August 7.30pm – 8.30pm
Rothesay Library
Stuart MacBride and Lin Anderson

Friday 2nd August 9pm – 10pm
Rothesay Library
Ian Rankin (interviewed by Lin Anderson)