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Every year I say I’m not going to do this and every year it becomes harder and harder to narrow down my list to a top ten or even twenty! Despite the dreaded virus slowing down my reading speed, I’ve read some outstanding books this year and to be honest almost every single one of them have earned a place on this list. But in time honoured tradition, I will select just a few! And of course I shall cheat with 2 lists!

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My top #ScottishCrimeFiction and my #TopReads

In no particular order, other than potentially the order I read them! Click on the book cover for my reviews!

Top Scottish Crime Fiction

Caro Ramsay’s The Red Red Snow

The Red, Red Snow by Caro Ramsay

Douglas Skelton’s The Blood Is Still

The Blood is Still by Douglas Skelton

Neil Broadfoot’s No Place to Die

No Place to Die by Neil Broadfoot

Denise Mina’s The Long Drop

The Long Drop By Denise Mina

Denzil Meyrick’s Jeremiah’s Bell

Jeremiah's Bell by Denzil Meyrick

Morgan Cry’s Thirty One Bones

Thirty-One Bones by Morgan Cry

Doug Johnstone’s The Big Chill

The Big Chill by Doug Johnstone

Craig Robertson’s Watch Him Die

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Ed James Gone in Seconds

Gone in Seconds by Ed James

Michael J Malone’s A Song of Isolation

A Song of Isolation by Michael J. Malone

John Ryder’s Final Second

Final Second by John Ryder

Lin Anderson’s The Innocent Dead

The Innocent Dead by Lin Anderson

Susi Holliday’s The Last Resort

The Last Resort by Susi Holliday

Anna Smith’s End Game

End Game by Anna Smith

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Top Reads of 2020

Matt Wesoloski’s Beast

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Chris McDonald’s A Wash of Black

A Wash of Black by Chris  McDonald

SE Lynes, Can You See Her

Can You See Her? by S.E. Lynes

Liz Nugent, Unravelling Oliver

Angela Marsons, A Killing Mind

Killing Mind by Angela Marsons

Louise Beech, I Am Dust

I Am Dust by Louise Beech

Casey Kelleher’s No Escape

No Escape by Casey Kelleher

Noelle Holten, Dead Perfect

Dead Perfect by Noelle Holten

Cara Hunter, All The Rage

All the Rage by Cara Hunter

SE Moorhead, Witness X

Witness X by S.E. Moorhead

Rob Parker, Til Morning is Nigh

Till Morning is Nigh (Ben Bracken Book 4)

Neil Lancaster, Going Back

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Steven Dunne, The Resurrection

The Resurrection by Steven Dunne

Ann Rawson, The Witch House

The Witch House

M Sean Coleman, A Hollow Sky

A Hollow Sky by M. Sean Coleman

Michael Wood, Stolen Children

Stolen Children by Michael    Wood

SE Lynes, The Housewarming

The Housewarming by S.E. Lynes

Lilja Sigurðardóttir, Betrayal

Betrayal by Lilja Sigurðardóttir

Stephen J Golds, Say Goodbye When I’m Gone

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Awais Khan, In The Company of Strangers

In the Company of Strangers by Awais Khan

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So, that’s my list for another year! So many books to look forward to in 2021 and my top recommendation for 2021 has to be Will Dean’s, The Last Thing To Burn – do NOT miss this! Click the cover to pre-order!

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I’d love to hear what you’ve loved reading this year!

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