26 April - 9 May 2021

William Shaw is one of our finest crime writers – critically praised and much loved by the crime writing community for his books including the Alexandra Cupidi investigations, brilliantly written and plotted crime set around atmospheric Dungeness with characters readers love at their centre. His latest book The Trawlerman continues this series and tackles meaty issues: mental health and corruption among them, while never letting up the pace as Alex – who is meant to have been signed off police duties – can’t help herself investigating a grisly double murder. Rebecca Wait, author of Our Fathers and Nina Allan, author of The Good Neighbours - Both books are set on windswept Scottish islands – beautifully evoked – and both deal with the aftermath of a father who kills his family. These exceptionally well written books (both authors have been praised across the national papers and Our Fathers was a Waterstones Book of the Month last month) address similar themes but in very different ways.