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Denise Mina Longlisted for the McIlvanney Prize 2021

The McIlvanney Prize for Scottish crime novels longlist has been revealed, with previous winner Denise Mina among the chosen thirteen. She is nominated for her latest book The Less Dead (Harvill Secker), which tells the story of Margo, who discovers that her birth mother was a murdered sex worker.

Previously called the Scottish Crime Book of the Year Award, the Prize was renamed in memory of William McIlvanney five years ago. This year his final book, The Dark Remains, completed with the help of Ian Rankin, will be published on 2nd September by Canongate, coinciding with the announcement of the prize shortlist. The winner will be revealed in Stirling and online on 17th September during the Bloody Scotland International Crime Writing Festival, with a prize of £1,000 and nationwide promotion in Waterstones. 

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