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
Kidnapped cover

2. Kidnapped

Robert Louis Stevenson
39 Steps cover

3. The 39 Steps

John Buchan
Under the Skin cover

4. Under the Skin

Michel Faber
Buddha Da by Anne Donovan

6. Buddha Da

Anne Donovan
Ferryman cover

7. Ferryman

Claire McFall
Garnethill

8. Garnethill

Denise Mina
Natural Causes cover

13. Natural Causes

James Oswald
The Amateurs cover

14. The Amateurs

John Niven
The Skeleton Road by Val McDermid

15. The Skeleton Road

Val McDermid
Raven Black cover

16. Raven Black

Ann Cleeves
Smokheads cover

17. Smokeheads

Doug Johnstone
Trainspotting cover

19. Trainspotting

Irvine Welsh
divided city cover

20. Divided City

Theresa Breslin
Cross Stitch cover

21. Cross Stitch

Diana Gabaldon
panopticon cover

22. The Panopticon

Jenni Fagan
The Sopranos cover

23. The Sopranos

Alan Warner
The Cutting Room

24. The Cutting Room

Louise Welsh

List created by

Brianne Moore

Brianne is a website editor with Scottish Book Trust

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