VAL MCDERMID

Scottish crime writer, best known for a series of suspense novels starring Dr. Tony Hill.

  
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ROSS MACDONALD

Best known for his brilliant series of hardboiled novels set in southern California and featuring the private detective Lew Archer.

1915-1983
STUART MACBRIDE

Scottish writer, most famous for his crime thrillers set in the "Granite City" of Aberdeen and featuring D S Logan McRae.

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JOHN D MACDONALD

American crime writer of the Travis McGee series and other fine thrillers. 

1916-1986
HENNING MANKELL

Swedish crime writer best known for a series of mystery novels starring Kurt Wallander.

1948-2015
SCOTT MARIANI

Author of the action-adventure thriller series featuring ex-SAS hero Ben Hope.

PETER MAY

A Scottish television screenwriter and the best-selling novelist of the Lewis trilogy amongst others.

ALEX MARWOOD

The author of Wicked Girls has worked extensively across the British press. She lives in South London.

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MARGARET MURPHY

The author of 9 psychological thrillers including the Clara Pascal novels and the Rickman & Foster police procedurals.

  
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MALCOLM MACKAY

The rising star of 'tartan noir'. His Glasgow trilogy is a must read.

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ADRIAN MAGSON

Adrian Magson is known for his Gavin and Palmer series of crime novels set in London.

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KAREN MAITLAND

Author of medieval mysteries including Falcons of Fire and Ice, The Gallows Curse and The Owl-Killers.

1926-2005
ED MCBAIN

American screenwriter and author of the superb 87th Precinct series of police procedural novels.

  
DENISE MINA

Scottish crime writer and playwright. Her series' include the Garnethill trilogy, the DI Alex Morrow books and the Patricia "Paddy" Meehan novels.

1915-1994
MARGARET MILLAR

American-Canadian mystery and suspense writer. Born in Kitchener, Ontario. She moved to the US after marrying Kenneth Millar (better known as Ross Macdonald).