A referendum will be held on September 18, 2014 to decide whether Scotland should be an independent country. I don't have any particular opinion about this but I wholeheartedly declare my support of Scottish writers.
These are some of my favourites:
Anderson's novels feature forensic scientist Rhona MacLeod working in Glasgow. Her personal life sometimes has an impact on her work as in Driftnet, when MacLeod suspects an injured teenage crime victim is the child she gave up for adoption years earlier.
Primarily known for crime fiction, some of his more recent books have wandered off into science fiction territory. His books are very funny and very violent--if you like that sort of thing. I do.
Attack of the Unsinkable Rubber Ducks
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Denisa Mina burst on to the crime fiction scene in 1988 with Garnethill, the first book in an acclaimed trilogy. Following this she wrote three books about a journalist--Paddy Meehan. Her recent works have been about Alex Morrow, a police officer with family ties to organized crime.
Warner's novels are set in a town referred to as The Port, probably based on Oban, Scotland. He won me over with The Sopranos, a wonderful book about choir girls running amok at a music competition.
Welsh writes in a phonetically transcribed Scottish dialect about the lives of the working class. His best known work is Trainspotting--once called "the best book ever written by a man or a woman". Welsh supports the independence movement.