Thursday 16 June 2022

BLOODY SCOTLAND 2022 Tenth Anniversary Programme Launch


Today saw the launch at the Golden Lion Hotel in Stirling of the tenth-anniversary 2022 BLOODY SCOTLAND programme. This year's programme will be the biggest ever, with events across four days (15th-18th September 2022), and will be a combination of both the normal Stirling-based events, plus the additional online element that was first introduced in 2020. Tickets are now on sale via the BLOODY SCOTLAND website ( ), so please book now and join us in September.

Stirling Council Leader Chris Kane speaking at the BLOODY SCOTLAND launch.

My own BLOODY SCOTLAND event is 'The Party's Over' at 18:00 on Friday 16th September, when I am appearing with Chris Brookmyre and Claire Mackintosh, and will talk about my new stand-alone thriller THE PARTY HOUSE.
Book tickets for 'The Party's Over' here:


Friday 13 May 2022

Lin Anderson Shortlisted for CWA DAGGER IN THE LIBRARY 2022

I'm delighted to have made it onto the Shortlist (in great company!) for the 2022 Crime Writers Association 'Dagger in the Library' award. 

The Dagger in the Library is a prize for a body of work by an established crime writer which has long been popular with borrowers from libraries. It also rewards authors who have supported libraries and their users.

The Dagger in the Library is awarded to an author writing in Britain and nominated by libraries in the UK.

See the full list of 2022 Dagger Shortlists on the CWA Website.


Sunday 24 April 2022

Lin Anderson Longlisted for CWA DAGGER IN THE LIBRARY 2022


I'm delighted to be on a great Longlist for the 2022 CWA 'Dagger in the Library' award. The CWA Dagger Long lists were announced yesterday evening at the CWA Gala Dinner.


Friday 22 April 2022

THE PARTY HOUSE - Cover Reveal


It's COVER REVEAL DAY for my new stand-alone thriller THE PARTY HOUSE!

What if a murder happened in your own small community? What if you became a suspect? Or someone close to you did? 

That idea has intrigued me for some time, and I decided to take a short break from the Dr Rhona MacLeod series to explore it in the psychological thriller The Party House.

The story takes place in the fictional highland village of Blackrig. Just coming back to life after a pandemic in which five children and their community nurse died, the villagers are furious to discover that the much despised Party House, is to be re-opened, despite the fact that it seeded the deadly virus into the village in the first place.

When a group of local youths act out their anger by destroying the Party House hot tub, the body of missing teenager Ailsa Cummings is discovered in its foundations and the village must relive both her disappearance of five years ago, and now her murder.

This ignites old suspicions, animosities and fear among the villagers, especially the men, who’d known Ailsa at the time of her disappearance. All of whom had become suspects in the enquiry.

Men like local Greg Taylor, whose new partner is Londoner, Joanne Addington, whom he met on a recent business trip. When questioned by Joanne about the missing girl, he angrily refuses to discuss the case.

Joanne, perturbed by his reaction, questions how well she knows Greg, and whether it was wise to move in with him. Then again, he’s not the only one with secrets in their volatile relationship. 

When a police team arrives to excavate and forensically examine the remains, they find a resentful and angry population who, it seems, would prefer the past to stay buried.

Rhona MacLeod doesn’t feature in The Party House, although forensic science does. 

Rhona will be back in 2023. We first met Rhona in Driftnet in 2003, so next year which will be the 20th year of Forensic Scientist Dr Rhona MacLeod.

Due for publication on 4th August 2022The Party House by Lin Anderson is a deeply atmospheric psychological thriller set in the Scottish Highlands, for fans of Lucy Foley, Ruth Ware and Sarah Pearse’s The Sanatorium.

CLICK HERE to pre-order from Waterstones.

CLICK HERE to pre-order for Kindle.


Friday 1 April 2022

THE KILLING TIDE on Kindle Deal at 99p for April 2022


THE KILLING TIDE is on a 99p Kindle Monthly Deal for April 2022.

THE KILLING TIDE is on a Kindle 99p Deal for April 2022