Sub-genre: Forensic Thriller
Lin Anderson is best known as the creator of the forensic scientist Rhona MacLeod series of crime thriller novels, and for her part in founding the annual ‘Bloody Scotland’ crime writing festival, dedicated to promoting Scotland’s other great national export.
Lin’s Rhona MacLeod novel ‘Paths of the Dead’ was shortlisted for the 2015 Scottish Crime Book of the Year. The 10th novel in the Rhona MacLeod series ‘The Special Dead’ has been longlisted for the McIlvanney Prize for Scottish Crime Book of 2016. Book 11, ‘None but the Dead’, will be published in August 2016.
A number of the Rhona MacLeod novels have been published in translation in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Netherlands, Sweden and Russia.
There are 11 novels and one novella in Lin Anderson’s Forensic Scientist Rhona MacLeod Series:-
Book 1 – Driftnet
Book 2 – Torch
Book 3 – Deadly Code
Book 4 – Dark Flight
Book 5 – Easy Kill
Book 6 – The Reborn
Book 7 – Final Cut
Book 8 – Picture Her Dead
Book 9 – Paths of the Dead
Book 10 – The Special Dead
Book 11 – None but the Dead
Novella (prequel to Driftnet) – Blood Red Roses
Lin has a second mystery thriller series featuring private investigator Patrick de Courvoisier, set in glamorous Cannes (think ‘The Rockford Files’ meets James Bond):-
Book 1 – The Case of the Black Pearl
Book 2 – The Case of the Missing Madonna
Lin has had short stories published in a number of collections, and one of them Dead Close was chosen for the Best of British Crime 2011, and forms the basis for a feature film due to be shot in Edinburgh in authum 2016.
Lin is a former Chair of the Society of Authors in Scotland.