For some time, Scotland has had the second-highest murder rate in Western Europe. Glasgow has the dubious distinction of being the murder capital of Europe. How much do these startling facts contribute to the fact that Scotland produces a wealth of excellent crime writers whose stories are read around the world? Stuart MacBride, Denise Mina and Ian Rankin writers who are masters of the genre respond to the notion that Scotland is such fertile ground for crime fiction and discuss the role of the country’s drinking culture in crime and crime writing.
Bloody Scotland: Stuart MacBride, Ian Rankin & Denise Mina
Recorded at the Waterfront Theatre on Saturday, October 22, 2011.