List of 33 Books Based in Edinburgh

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Title Author Publishing Year Genre
A Dark Matter Doug Johnstone 2019 Fiction, Mystery, Dark comedy
A Method Actor’s Guide to Jekyll and Hyde Kevin MacNeil 2010 Thriller, Suspense, Humorous Fiction
A Question of Blood Ian Rankin 2003 Novel, Mystery, Detective novel, Crime Fiction, Suspense
A Work of Beauty Alexander McCall Smith 2014 Cultural, Scotland, Architecture, Nonfiction, History
Burke & Hare Martin Conaghan, Will Pickering 2009 Comics, Graphic novel
Case Histories Kate Atkinson 2004 Fiction, Crime, Mystery Thriller
Edinburgh: Mapping the City Chris Fleet, Daniel MacCannell 2014 Map, Atlas
Edinburgh: Picturesque Notes Robert Louis Stevenson 1878 Travel, Cultural, Scotland, Nonfiction, History, Classics
Filth Irvine Welsh 1998 Novel, Crime novel, Mystery, Crime Fiction
Gentleman Wolf Joanna Chambers 2019 Romance novel, Historical romance, Historical Fiction, Paranormal romance, Gay Fiction, Paranormal fiction
Gone Again Doug Johnstone 2013 Fiction, Thriller, Mystery, Suspense
Greyfriar's Bobby Eleanor Atkinson 1912 Fiction
Kidnapped Robert Louis Stevenson 1886 Novel, Adventure fiction, Historical Fiction, historical novel, Speculative fiction
Knots and Crosses Ian Rankin 1987 Novel, Mystery, Detective novel, Crime Fiction
Mary Queen of Scots Antonia Fraser 1969 Biography
My Heart Is My Own: The Life of Mary Queen of Scots John Guy 2004 Biography
On Dublin Street Samantha Young 2015 Fiction, Romance
One Good Turn Kate Atkinson 2006 Fiction, Mystery, Crime, Thriller
Provoked Joanna Chambers 2013 Romance novel, Historical romance, Gay Fiction
The Falls Ian Rankin 2001 Mystery, Detective novel, Crime Fiction
The Health of Strangers Lesley Kelly 2017 Fiction, Mystery, Thriller
The Heart of Midlothian Sir Walter Scott 1818 Novel, historical novel, Historical Fiction
The Last MacKlenna Katherine Lowry Logan 2013 Fiction, Romance novel, Suspense, Romantic Suspense
The Observations Jane Harris 2006 Historical Fiction
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie Muriel Spark 1961 Novel, Bildungsroman, Psychological Fiction
The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner James Hogg 1824 Novel, Mystery, Satire, Philosophical fiction
The Royal Road to Fotheringhay Jean Plaidy 1955 Historical Fiction, Biographical Fiction
The Strings of Murder Oscar de Muriel 2015 Mystery, Historical Fiction, Historical mystery, Paranormal fiction
The Sunday Philosophy Club Alexander McCall Smith 2004 Mystery, Crime Fiction
The Town Below the Ground: Edinburgh's Legendary Underground City Jan-Andrew Henderson 1999 Guidebook
The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox Maggie O’Farrell 2006 Psychological Fiction, Domestic Fiction
Trains and Lovers Alexander McCall Smith 2012 Fiction, Romance novel, Humour
Trainspotting Irvine Welsh 1993 Novel, Fiction, Dark comedy, Travel literature

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