Russel D McLean

“A really authentic and remarkable read! I loved it!”—Martina Cole on Ed’s Dead

“A masterpiece of modern noir”—EuroCrime on Ed’s Dead

Russel D McLean was born in Fife, and moved to Dundee where he studied philosophy at the University of Dundee. His path to publication started at sixteen when he submitted his first full length novel to Virgin Publishing New Doctor Who Adventures. The novel was summarily rejected and he spent the next fourteen years perfecting his style before finally switching genres and writing dark crime fiction. His first paid credit was in Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine in 2004 and his first novel, The Good Son, was released in 2008. He has since gone on to write four more tales about his Dundee-based private investigator, along with the standalone novels, And When I Die, and Ed’s Dead. He has been published in the US, translated into Italian, French and German, and was nominated for best first PI novel by the Private Eye Writers of America. He writes full time from his office in a Gothic Monstrosity somewhere in Glasgow, supplementing his fiction work with editorial work for a variety of clients, a lot of events chairing, and for two years (2014-16) he wrote a monthly crime fiction column for the Scottish Herald. (And yes, he really did once share a flat with a cursed mask.)


Books by Russel D McLean

Cry UncleMothers of the DisappearedAnd When I Die Ed’s Dead


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