Archive for April 21st, 2015

Malcolm Mackay is releasing all three of the Glasgow Trilogy books today and I wanted to share.


The Necessary Death of Lewis Winter

In addictive, terse prose that recalls Lee Child, with the sweeping procedural detail of Ian Rankin, The Necessary Death of Lewis Winter introduces a remarkable new voice in crime fiction.

Calum MacLean lives alone in his Glasgow flat. The telephone rings; a casual conversation, but behind it is a job offer. The clues are there if you know how to look for them. He is an expert. A loner. A job is a job, but what if this organization wants more? A meeting at a club. An offer. A brief. A target: Lewis Winter, whose death is the opening move in an all-out war between crime syndicates the likes of which hasn’t been seen for decades. It’s hard to kill a man well. People who do it well know this. People who do it badly find out the hard way. The hard way has consequences.


How a Gunman Says Goodbye

The breathtaking, devastating second novel in the acclaimed Glasgow Trilogy, winner of the Deanston Scottish Crime Book of the Year.

How does a gunman retire? Frank MacLeod was the best at what he does. Thoughtful. Efficient. Ruthless. But with his health failing him, how long before he’s no longer any use to his employers? A new job. Another target. But something is about to go horribly wrong. And up-and-coming hitman Calum MacLean will be called upon to pick up the pieces. Most gunmen say goodbye to the world with a bang. Frank’s still here. No longer in his prime, certainly. But with decades of experience at the top of his profession, underestimating such a man could prove to be deadly.


The Sudden Arrival of Violence

The stunning conclusion to Malcolm Mackay’s lauded Glasgow Trilogy returns readers to the city’s underworld: a place of dark motives, dangerous allegiances and sudden, tragic ends.

It begins with two deaths: a money-man and a police informant. Deaths that offer a unique opportunity to a man like Calum MacLean. A hit man who has finally had enough of killing. Calum plans an unprecedented escape just as his employers need him the most. Glasgow’s biggest criminal organizations are gearing up for a final, fatal confrontation. The panic over Calum’s abrupt disappearance may finally give Detective Michael Fisher the chance he needs to close the case of a lifetime. But first, he must track down a man who has become a master at staying in the shadows.

Malcolm Mackay

About Malcolm Mackay

Malcolm Mackay’s acclaimed debut series, the Glasgow Trilogy, has been nominated for countless international prizes. The first of the series, The Necessary Death of Lewis Winter, was shortlisted for the CWA John Creasey New Blood Dagger Award, the Theakson Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award, and longlisted for the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger for Best Thriller of theĀ  Year Award. Mackay was born in Stornoway on Scotland’s Isle of Lewis, where he still lives.

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