From dead end jobs to dead good novels, Mina switched waitressing for night school, studying law, where she ‘adapted’ her student grant to write her first novel.

Celebrating 20 years since her award-winning debut, Mina’s mantelpiece must be a sight to behold. The only author to have won Theakston’s Crime Novel of the Year Award in two consecutive years; she was the first woman to win The McIlvanney Prize for The Long Drop. Throw in plays, short stories, and adapting Stieg Larsson’s Millennium series as graphic novels, Mina means business.

Scotland’s crime writing supernova speaks to Stav Sherez, acclaimed by critics for The Intrusions, with echoes of Emile Zola and influences from Graham Greene to Dostoyevsky, no less. Expect the exceptional from two smart, sassy, frank, socially-engaged minds.