Malcolm Mackay’s latest novel is The Night the Rich Men Burned. His acclaimed debut series, the Glasgow Trilogy, has been nominated for countless prizes. Most recently, the Glasgow Trilogy was included in the Boston Globe’s 2015 Best Books of the Year list in the mystery category, and The Necessary Death of Lewis Winter, the first book in the trilogy, was nominated for a 2016 Edgar Award for Best Paperback Original. Mackay was born in Stornoway on Scotland’s Isle of Lewis, where he still lives.

Dark Side

The hitman in literature is a perennial favorite: he or she is just like us, but for one fact: they kill for money. Are they maimed, or monsters, or more like us than we like to admit?