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Dundee and crime are the mix I use to create stories about the dark side of life. There are no angels in my novels which illustrate the lives of drug users, pushers, gangsters, stalkers and the people who live in their midst. The police characters are no different, they have their own demons to deal with. In a depiction of modern day Dundee it is often difficult to differentiate between the good guys and the bad guys.
Dead Wood, was the first of my novels to be published by Polygon. It is a dark, gritty crime novel set in Dundee. Since then I have published Night Watcher, and Missing Believed Dead. All three books are part of the Dundee Crime Series featuring DS Bill Murphy.
I have also published a the first of my new historical crime series, The Kirsty Campbell novels, The Death Game, and my historical saga, A Salt Splashed Cradle, set in a north-east Scotland, fishing village.
My historical crime novels, using one of the first policewomen as a main character, are also set in Dundee and concentrate on the dark underbelly of the city. They contain elements of sexual crimes and satanism, and portray the life of a woman, trying to integrate into a male dominated police force, that is at odds with the accepted conventions of women at this time.
My short stories and articles have been published on both sides of the Atlantic, and my street theatre plays have been performed in Scotland.
(c) 2006 Chris Longmuir