To our extended and dear family of readers, writers, booksellers and librarians,

In these constantly changing times our thoughts are with you and your families. Here at Birlinn, our intention is to keep going safely, to carry on with the supply of books direct to your door (within government guidelines) and support the online sites of booksellers. We are here for you.

As well as offering much needed distraction and cheer – just one book or eBook or audio book purchased through a bookshop or from a small publisher in these difficult times will make the difference to their survival long term.

We are all in this together and together we will get through.

Explore further this Spring (without leaving home!)

Latest Releases

  • Paperback | Pub: 07 Mar 2019

    LONGLISTED FOR THE MCILVANNEY PRIZE 2019 When reporter Rebecca Connolly is told of Roddie Drummond’s return to the island of Stoirm she senses a story. Fifteen years before he was charged with the murder of his lover, Mhairi. When he was found Not…

  • Paperback | Pub: 05 Mar 2020

    When the body of a man in eighteenth-century Highland dress is discovered on the site of the Battle of Culloden, journalist Rebecca Connolly takes up the story for the Chronicle. Meanwhile, a film being made about the ’45 Rebellion has enraged the…

Featured Author

Douglas Skelton

‘Thunder Bay is a dynamic read, full of the wild and loaded with secrets, it is a fabulously gripping story’Liz Robinson, LoveReading

‘language, credible characters, and unrelenting suspense—this crime novel has it all’ – Publishers Weekly, USA

Two powerful books set in the Highlands of Scotland from crime writer Douglas Skelton

An update from the Birlinn team

18 Mar ’20
We have made the difficult decision to cancel all author events until the end of May as a result of concerns surrounding coronavirus. We are working…
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