The Necessary Death of Lewis Winter
Stornoway author Malcolm Mackay has recently won the Deanston Scottish Crime Book of the Year award for the second novel of his crime trilogy. The Necessary Death of Lewis Winter is the first part of the trilogy. It is a convincing, compelling, tense crime novel that easily transcends the genre. The prose is plain, matter-of-fact and restrained, but at the same time illuminates character and motivation driving the narrative forward at great pace. It is a highly accomplished first novel.