The Crime Writers’ Association

Dagger in the Library 2022


Lin Anderson

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 novels Paths of the Dead and Follow The Dead were shortlisted in 2015 and 2017 for Scottish Crime Book of the Year, and Driftnet was a Scottish No.1 bestseller.

Lin has a second mystery thriller series featuring private investigator Patrick de Courvoisier, set in glamorous Cannes (think The Rockford Files meets James Bond).

Lin has recently co-written a children’s book (which many adults seem to like too): The Magic Flag Mystery, starring real-life border collie Blaze from Skye.

She is an award-winning scriptwriter, with her work broadcast internationally on radio and TV. She received a Celtic Film Festival ‘best drama’ award for her film River Child.

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