FOUL DEEDS WILL RISE
Campaigning journalist Alma Black is on the remote and beautiful Orkney islands in Scotland, where a notorious satanist sex scandal took place over a quarter of a century earlier.
As her interviews with survivor Hugh Watts progress and she is drawn into the horrors of Hugh's past, Alma is forced to confront her own.
It is Midsummer Day and Alma is drawn into the terrifying reality of an ancient form of abuse.
To be published on 21st June 2019 by Wild Wolf Publishing
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THE FOUR MARYS
The Four Marys is a collection of four novellas dealing with themes of motherhood and identity through the medium of Scottish myth and history. The plots include shape-shifting, baby-snatching, infanticide and a hanging, and the stories ask, Is motherhood every woman’s destiny?
Longlisted for the 2016 Jerwood Fiction Uncovered awards.
Published in 2014 by Saraband Books
FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION IN THE NEW SCOTLAND
A conversation between writers Jean Rafferty and Alan Bissett about freedom of expression in the new Scotland.
Published in 2013 by the Saltire Society in partnership with Scottish PEN.
MYRA, BEYOND SADDLEWORTH
After multiple unsuccessful appeals, infamous Moors Murderer, Myra Hindley died in prison...or did she?
What if the Moors Murderer didn't die when the authorities said she did? What if they'd had enough of the embarrassment from her constant appeals for release and Hindley was granted a new secret identity? What sort of person would she have become? How would she live her life with her newfound freedom?
Shortlisted for the inaugural Gordon Burn Prize.
Published in 2012 by Wild Wolf Publishing
LADIES OF THE COURT
A celebration of 100 years of the Ladies' Championship at Wimbledon.
With Virginia Wade.
Published by Pavilion Books, 1984
THE CRUEL GAME
A year on the snooker circuit in a year when the seemingly invincible Steve Davis crashed out of the world championships, which were won by Hurricane Higgins.
Photographs by Mary Rafferty
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