LONGLIST REVEALED FOR THE MCILVANNEY PRIZE 2024


LONGLIST REVEALED FOR THE MCILVANNEY PRIZE 2024:

D V BishopA Divine Fury (Pan Macmillan)

Chris BrookmyreThe Cracked Mirror (Sphere)

Val McDermidPast Lying (Sphere)

Charles Cumming – Kennedy 35 (HarperCollins)

Andrew James GreigThe Girl in the Loch (Storm Publishing)

Doug JohnstoneThe Collapsing Wave (Orenda)

S G MacleanThe Winter List (Quercus)

Abir MukherjeeHunted (Vintage)

C S RobertsonThe Trials of Marjory Crowe (Hodder & Stoughton)

Kim SherwoodA Spy Like Me (HarperCollins)

Doug SinclairBlood Runs Deep (Storm Publishing)

Douglas SkeltonThe Hollow Mountain (Polygon) 

This year the prize will be judged by BBC Scotland presenter, Bryan Burnett; Category Manager for Waterstones, Angie Crawford and Journalist and Editor, Arusa Qureshi.

The McIlvanney longlist and the Bloody Scotland shortlist will be promoted in bookshops throughout Scotland in the period between the announcement and the presentation at 6pm on Friday 13 September. 

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