25 Pageturners Set in Scotland

Books to be devoured

Some books are read, but others are devoured, eaten in desperate gulps that leave no time for our everyday tasks because for heaven's sake, I must know what happens next! These addictive creations are page turners, and, as we've recently discovered, there are a lot of them set in Scotland. Here are just a few of our favourites.

Gillespie and I cover

1. Gillespie and I

Jane Harris
The Cutting Room

2. The Cutting Room

Louise Welsh
Kidnapped cover

3. Kidnapped

Robert Louis Stevenson
39 Steps cover

4. The 39 Steps

John Buchan
Under the Skin cover

5. Under the Skin

Michel Faber
Buddha Da by Anne Donovan

7. Buddha Da

Anne Donovan
Ferryman cover

8. Ferryman

Claire McFall
Garnethill

9. Garnethill

Denise Mina
Cold Granite by Stuart MacBride

10. Cold Granite

Stuart MacBride
One Good Turn by Kate Atkinson

11. One Good Turn

Kate Atkinson
The Sopranos cover

17. The Sopranos

Alan Warner
Raven Black cover

18. Raven Black

Ann Cleeves
Smokheads cover

19. Smokeheads

Doug Johnstone
Trainspotting cover

21. Trainspotting

Irvine Welsh
divided city cover

22. Divided City

Theresa Breslin
Cross Stitch cover

23. Cross Stitch

Diana Gabaldon
panopticon cover

24. The Panopticon

Jenni Fagan

List created by

Brianne Moore

Brianne is a website editor with Scottish Book Trust

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