Ray Banks

Ray Banks, born in Kirkcaldy, is one of the new wave of Scottish crime writers, with seven books to his name, including "The Big Blind," "Saturday's Child," "No More Heroes" and "Beast of Burden." Ray's short stories have appeared in many prestigious collections including Maxim Jakubowski's annual "Best of British""Mysteries V.4" (Allison and Busby, 2006), "Best New Noir" (PointBlank, 2007) and "The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime" (Robinson 2009). Ray is also a regular contributor to crime fiction ezines and various music magazines. He currently lives in Newcastle-upon-Tyne with his wife and a fat, black cat named after a dead country singer.