Neil Broadfoot Profile

Neil Broadfoot

A former journalist, Neil Broadfoot’s debut novel, “Falling Fast“, was shortlisted for the Dundee International Book Prize and the Bloody Scotland Book of the Year Award. 

His Stirling-set series, featuring close protection expert Connor Fraser, has been hailed as “tense, fast moving and bloody”. 

No Man’s Land was longlisted for the 2019 McIlvanney Award. 


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Praise for Neil Broadfoot

“A true rising star of crime ficton” – Ian Rankin

‘Tense, fast-moving and bloody’ Mason Cross

‘Beautifully crafted . . . There’s no filler, no exposition, just action, dialogue and layering of tension that’ll hold you breathless until the very end’ Helen Fields

‘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

‘Cracking pace, satisfyingly twisty plot. A great read’ 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

‘This is Broadfoot’s best to date, a thriller that delivers the thrills: energetic, breathlessly paceyand 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!’ Denzil Meyrick

‘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

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