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  • Alistair Braidwood

The Real McCoy: The SWH! Podcast Talks To Alan Parks…

Updated: May 7, 2021

For the latest SWH! podcast Ali spoke to writer Alan Parks about his latest Harry McCoy thriller, Bobby March Will Live Forever. The two discuss the world of Harry McCoy and those who share it, the importance of returning characters, why he set the novels in 1970s Glasgow, the city’s complex relationship with crime and its criminals, the inspirations for Bobby March, and why he is unlikely to write a novel based in the music business.

The Harry McCoy novels are among the most exciting of recent times, and it’s fascinating to get an insight into the influences and ideas behind them. With a fourth on the way, and hopefully many more to follow, Alan Parks is set to deliver a crime series which will stand the test of time.

If you are new to the Scots Whay Hae! podcast there is quite a substantial back-catalogue for you to discover. If you aren’t yet a subscriber you can do so, (or simply listen) at iTunes, on Podbean, with Spotify, by RSS (but you’ll need to have an RSS reader to do so) or on MixCloud.

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We will continue to bring you many and varied SWH! podcasts in the coming weeks and months. In the meantime you can always check out our back catalogue of over 140 interviews with various movers and shakers in Scottish culture, including our Scottish Opera series and the Glasgow Film Festival 2020 podcasts.


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