Val McDermid says grown-up books need a dead body in them, there's a great interview with her over a Declan Burke's Crime Always Pays., another one at We Love This Book,
The City Life reviews STRIP JACK by Ian Rankin, the Fleetwood Weekly News reviews Quintin Jardine's THE LONER, His Futile Preoccupations enjoyed Ray Banks' BEAST OF BURDEN, and a review of the TV version of Denise Mina's FIELD OF BLOOD.
More on Tony Black's film news.
A stage adaptation of Andrew O'Hagan's THE MISSING.
Scotiana has a piece on Alexander McCall Smith's books.
Crimeculture has extracts from Len Wanner's DEAD SHARP: SCOTTISH CRIME WRITERS ON COUNTRY AND CRAFT.
Finally, I think I'd rather be mugged in Edinburgh than go to a library in New Zealand.