His most recent novel, the darkly comic thriller, Ed’s Dead, has been translated into French and German. His short stories have appeared in various magazines and anthologies, including Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine. While known for crime fiction, he has dabbled in SF and horror.
A bookseller for over ten years, Russel became a full-time writer in 2014. He has performed freelance editorial work for publishers and authors across a variety of genres including SF/F, crime and thrillers. For two years (2014-16) he wrote a crime fiction review column for the Sunday Herald. Russel frequently chairs events for bookstores, libraries and festivals across Scotland and is one of the co-founders of Noir at the Bar Glasgow, a semi-regular literary event based upon a format that began in the US. In 2018, he was selected for the Write4Film initiative by Scottish Film Talent Network, a scheme that helps writers from other disciplines move into screenwriting.
More information about Russel can be found at www.russeldmcleanbooks.com.