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Jackie McLean

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Contact: [email protected]
Local authority: Glasgow City
Languages: English
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Jackie lives in Glasgow and has a varied background, including being a government economist, a political lobbyist, and running a pet shop. Toxic is her first crime novel, introducing DI Donna Davenport, and was shortlisted in the Yeovil Literary Prize before publication by ThunderPoint Publishing Ltd. The sequel, Shadows, was published in October 2017, and the third book in the DI Davenport series, Run, will be published in 2019.

Jackie has appeared at crime writing festivals Newcastle Noir and Crime at the Castle, and regularly appears at Noir at the Bar events (including Edinburgh, Newcastle, Dundee and Dunfermline). She also forms part of the Dangerous Dames and Murder & Mayhem along with a number of other crime writers, and has appeared at events in libraries and bookstores across Scotland as part of these.

Local authorities will visit

Angus; Clackmannanshire; Dundee; East Ayrshire; East Dunbartonshire; East Renfrewshire; Edinburgh City; Falkirk; Glasgow City; Inverclyde; North Ayrshire; North Lanarkshire; Renfrewshire; South Ayrshire; South Lanarkshire; Stirling; West Dunbartonshire

Events will deliver

Mentoring; Panel event; Performance; Reading; Talk; Workshop; Chairing events

Audience will work with

People experiencing mental health problems; People living with dementia; Prisoners & young offenders

Topics of work

Adventure; Class & society; Crime fiction; Discrimination & prejudice; Health including mental health & wellbeing; LGBTQIA+ characters; Mystery & thriller

Age groups published for


Age groups will work with

15-18; 18+

Audience size

0-10; 11-30; 31-100; 100-500; 500+