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  • Alistair Braidwood

Psychic Glasgow Gumshoe: The Scots Whay Hae! Podcast Talks To Martin Stewart...

📸 Credit - Esther Morgan Photography

For the latest Scots Whay Hae! podcast Ali spoke to writer Martin Stewart about his new novel Double Proof, a Glasgow-set crime thriller that both embraces and subverts genre stereotypes and expectations (published by Polygon Books).

Martin talks about how he views the novel, the pressures he initially felt in setting it in Glasgow, and the joy of overcoming those, the importance of comedy in his writing, the healthy state, and diverse nature, of Scottish crime fiction, the writers who inspired him, taking the author out of the book, his approach to creating characters, and so much more.

The two also talk about the processes of editing and publicising a novel, writing for different readerships, encouraging and supporting the next generation of writers, and what Martin hopes is next for his protagonist Robbie Gould.

Better known, so far, as a children's and YA author, it was fascinating to talk to Martin about his first foray into the murky world of crime fiction, and to hear an author who clearly thinks deeply about what he writes, and how.

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