Graeme Macrae Burnet was born and brought up the industrial town of Kilmarnock in the west of Scotland and now lives in Glasgow. He has released his first novel The Disapperance of Adele Bedeau in 2014. His second novel His Bloody Project, which was published in 2015, was shortlisted for the 2016 Man Booker prize, the LA Times Mystery Book of the Year, and won the Satire Prize for Fiction and the Vrij Nederland Thriller of the Year. It has been published in twenty-two languages including Korean. In 2017, he was named Author of the Year in the Sunday Herald culture awards. His third novel The Accident on the A35, which was published in 2017, was longlisted for the Theakston’s Crime Novel of the Year award.