Neil Broadfoot’s breakneck debut, Falling Fast, introduced Edinburgh investigative journalist Doug McGregor and his police contact, DS Susie Drummond. Widely praised by critics, crime fiction authors and readers alike, it was shortlisted for both the Dundee International Prize and the prestigious Deanston Scottish Crime Book of the Year Award, immediately establishing him as a fixture on the Tartan Noir scene.
Before writing fiction, Neil worked as a journalist for fifteen years at both national and local newspapers, covering some of the biggest stories of the day. A poacher turned gamekeeper, he moved into communications: providing media relations advice for a variety of organisations in the public and private sectors.
Neil is married to Fiona and has two daughters. He lives in Dunfermline, the setting for his first job as a local reporter.
Praise for Neil....
'Broadfoot is here, and he's ready to sit at the table with some of the finest crime writers Scottish fiction has to offer' Russel D. McLean
'[Broadfoot's] best so far. Great set of new characters, wonderfully grisly and grim, and a cracking pace. Top stuff!' James Oswald
'Crisp dialogue, characters you believe and a prose style that brings you back for more . . . a fine addition to a growing roster of noir titles with a tartan tinge' Douglas Skelton
'A deliciously twisty thriller that never lets up the pace. Thrills, spills, chills and kills' Donna Moore
'Definitely a must read for all lovers of Tartan Noir: or anyone else who simply wants to enjoy a compelling tale' Undiscovered Scotland
'This is Broadfoot's best to date, a thriller that delivers the thrills: energetic, breathlessly pacey and keeping you guessing till the end.' Craig Russell
'Neil Broadfoot hits the ground running and doesn't stop. With the very beating heart of Scotland at its core, your heart too will race as you reach the jaw dropping conclusion of this brilliant thriller. First class!' Denil Meyrick
'In No Man's Land, Neil Broadfoot displays his considerable talent by drawing a complex cast of characters examining crime and the past from an array of angles. A frantic, pacy read with a compelling hero in Connor Fraser.' Steve Cavanagh
'An explosive, gripping page-turner with dark and utterly twisted murders. Simply brilliant!' Danielle Ramsay
'An atmospheric, twisty and explosive start to a new series by one of the masters of Scottish fiction. Get your wee mitts on it.' Angela Clarke
'No Man's Land is a stunning, fast-paced, multi-layered thriller. Disturbing political unrest and psychological horror written with great confidence by Neil Broadfoot, who has one hand on Ian Rankin's crown as the king of Scottish crime.' Michael Wood
'[A] gritty and fast-moving tale of shifting loyalties set against the backdrop of Scottish and Irish politics.' Nick Quantrill