Course Code: 4XSC10A19
Start Date: 19/09/2019Day of the Week:
Length in weeks: 10
Time: 2:00pm to 4:00pm
This course celebrates crime novels based in Scotland and analyses excellent ones that are first in a series. We begin with Ian Rankin’s Knots and Crosses (1987) where we meet Detective John Rebus, a compellingly complex Edinburgh cop. Next, we consider Ann Cleeves’ award-winning Raven Black (2006) in which a Shetland Island community lives in fear and suspicion when an inhabitant is murdered. Finally, we read The Blackhouse (2011), by Peter May, set in the Outer Hebrides; the fascinating characters and wonderful descriptions of the Lewis landscape make this a memorable reading experience.