Scotland Mysteries
Lin Anderson
  • Dr. Rhona MacLeod: forensic scientist in Glasgow, Scotland

Campbell Armstrong (Campbell Black)
  • Lou Perlman: Jewish police detective in Glasgow, Scotland

David Ashton
  • James McLevy: police inspector in 1880s Edinburgh, Scotland

M.C. Beaton
  • Hamish Macbeth: police constable in Scotland

Tony Black
  • Rob Brennan: detective inspector with the Lothian and Borders Police in Scotland
  • Gus Dury: failed journalist turned investigator, in Edinburgh, Scotland

Gyles Brandreth
  • Oscar Wilde: poet, wit, and playwright, friend of Arthur Conan Doyle, and Robert Sherard, great-grandson of Wordsworth, investigate murders in Victorian England, Scotland, and France

Christopher Brookmyre
  • Angelique De Xavier: police officer in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Catherine McLeod, a detective superintendent, and Jasmine Sharp, a former actress, now a private investigator, in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Jack Parlabane: journalist in Edinburgh, Scotland

John Buchan
  • Richard Hannay: ordinary fellow caught up in extraordinary events in England and Scotland
  • Sir Edward Leithen: lawyer in Scotland and Canada
  • Dickson Mc’Cunn: grocer, and the Gorbals Die-Hards, in Scotland

Karen Campbell
  • Anna Cameron: police sergeant, later Chief Inspector, in Glasgow, Scotland

Lillian Stewart Carl
  • Jean Fairbairn: working for an Edinburgh-based history and travel magazine, and Alasdair Cameron, a police detective, in Scotland
  • Rebecca Reid: historian, and Michael Campbell, a Scottish professor, in Ohio and later in Scotland

Marten Claridge
  • Frank McMorran: detective inspector in Scotland

Ann Cleeves
  • Jimmy Perez: police detective inspector in the Shetland Islands, north of Scotland, in the Shetland Island Quartet
Carol Anne Davis
  • Books of suspense set in Edinburgh, Scotland

Gordon Ferris
  • Douglas Brodie: crime reporter in Glasgow, Scotland, in the 1940s

Helen FitzGerald
  • Krissie Donald: a parole officer in Scotland

Amanda Flower
  • Fiona Knox, after losing her fiancé and her flower shop, inherits her godfather’s cottage and magical garden, in Duncreigan, Scotland, in the Magic Garden mysteries

Gillian Galbraith
  • Alice Rice: detective sergeant (later inspector) in Edinburgh, Scotland

Alex Gray
  • DCI Lorimer and Dr. Soloman Brightman, a psychologist and criminal profiler, in Glasgow, Scotland

Gerald Hammond
  • Keith Calder: gunsmith in Newton Lauder, Scotland
  • John Cunningham: hunting dog breeder in Scotland
  • Honey Laird: detective sergeant, then inspector, in Edinburgh, Scotland

Joyce Holms
  • Tam Buchanan: lawyer, and his law student assistant Fizz Fitzgerald, in Edinburgh, Scotland

Anna Lee Huber
  • Lady Darby: an anatomist’s widow taking refuge at her sister’s estate, in 1830s Scotland

Quintin Jardine
  • Robert Skinner: high-ranking cop in Edinburgh, Scotland

Maureen Jennings
  • Christine Morris: forensic profiler from Canada, in the Hebrides, Scotland

Paul Johnston
  • Quintilian Dalrymple: private investigator in 2020s Edinburgh, Scotland
Mary Kelly
  • Brett Nightingale: detective inspector (later chief inspector), in Edinburgh, Scotland

M.G. Kincaid
  • Seth Mornay: a former Royal Marine, now a detective sergeant in the Criminal Investigation Division of the Grampian Police Force, in northeast Scotland

Bill Kirton
  • Jack Carston: detective chief inspector in Cairnburgh, near Aberdeen, Scotland

Alanna Knight
  • Inspector Jeremy Faro: detective in Victorian Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Rose McQuinn: Faro’s daughter, returning from the American Wild West to Edinburgh, Scotland

Bill Knox
  • Webb Carrick: chief officer of the Fishery Protection Service in Scotland
  • Colin Thane and Phil Moss: Crime Squad officers in Glasgow, Scotland

Francis Lyall
  • Alan Mason: police superintendent, and his sidekick Ian Crawford, based in the town of Greyhavens, Scotland

Stuart MacBride
  • Logan McRae: detective sergeant in Aberdeen, Scotland

Malcolm Mackay

Frank MacLeod: aging underground hit man in Glasgow, Scotland, in the Glasgow Trilogy

Shona MacLean
  • Alexander Seaton: schoolmaster in 1620s Banff and Aberdeen, Scotland

Peter May
  • Fin Macleod: detective inspector in Edinburgh who returns to his birthplace, the Isle of Lewis, in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland, in the Lewis trilogy

Alexander McCall Smith
  • Isabel Dalhousie: Scottish-American editor of the esteemed Review of Applied Ethics and a woman of independent means in Edinburgh, Scotland, in the Sunday Philosophy Club mysteries

Shirley McKay
  • Hew Cullan: young lawyer, starting in 1579 St. Andrews, Scotland

Val McDermid
  • Lindsay Gordon: lesbian journalist and socialist, in Glasgow, Scotland

Susan McDuffie
  • Muirteach: scribe and former monk, in 1370s Scotland

William McIlvanney
  • Jack Laidlaw: police detective in Glasgow, Scotland

Pat McIntosh
  • Gil Cunningham: notary in 15th century Glasgow, Scotland

Russel D. McLean
  • J. McNee: former cop, now private investigator, in Dundee, Scotland

Catriona McPherson
  • Dandy Gilver: well-to-do woman in 1920s Scotland

Denise Mina
  • Maureen O’Donnell: unlikely crime solver who is disheveled, mumbling to herself, and drunk by noon, in Glasgow, Scotland, in the Garnethill Trilogy
  • Patricia “Paddy” Meehan: crime reporter for the Scottish Daily News, in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Alex Morrow: detective inspector in Glasgow, Scotland

Keith Moray
  • Torquil McKinnon: bagpipe-playing, motorcycle-riding police inspector with the Hebridean Constabulary, on the fictional Outer Hebridean island of West Uist, Scotland

T. Frank Muir
  • Andy Gilchrist: detective inspector in St. Andrews, Scotland
William Paul
  • David Fyfe: detective chief inspector in Edinburgh, Scotland

John Pilkington
  • Thomas Finbow: master falconer in late 16th century London and Berkshire, England

David Pirie
  • Arthur Doyle: a young doctor, and Joseph Bell, a doctor and Doyle’s mentor, in Edinburgh, Scotland

Hugh C. Rae
  • McCaig: detective inspector, later superintendent, in Scotland

Caro Ramsay
  • Colin Anderson: detective inspector, and Winifred “Freddie” Costello, a detective sergeant, along with an ensemble of cops at Partickhill Station in Glasgow, Scotland

Ian Rankin
  • Malcolm Fox: cop working for the Complaints, the police internal affairs division, in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • John Rebus: detective sergeant in Edinburgh, Scotland

Candace Robb
  • Dame Margaret Kerr: in 13th century Scotland

Craig Robertson
  • Rachel Narey: a detective sergeant, and Tony Winter, a police photographer, and others, in Glasgow, Scotland

C.F. Roe
  • Jean Montrose: physician in Scotland

Craig Russell
  • Lennox: shady private investigator in 1950s Glasgow, Scotland

A.D. Scott
  • Journalists in the offices of the Highland Gazette, in the mid-1950s in the highlands of Scotland

Aline Templeton
  • Marjory Fleming: detective inspector in Scotland

Peter Turnbull
  • The fictional “P” Division of the police, in Glasgow, Scotland

Noah Webster [US] or Robert MacLeod [UK] (Bill Knox)
  • Jonathan Gaunt: external auditor for the Queen in Edinburgh, Scotland

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