DSCN1708.JPGCallum McSorley is a writer based in Glasgow.

He graduated from the University of Strathclyde in 2013 with a degree in English, Journalism & Creative Writing, and in 2014 was selected for the Hermann Kesten Writing Scholarship in Nuremberg. In 2019 he was shortlisted for The Big Issue Crime Writing Contest.

His short stories have appeared in Gutter Magazine, Shoreline of Infinity, New Writing Scotland, Typehouse Literary Magazine, The Glasgow Review of Books, Monstrous Regiment, and many more.

His debut novel, SQUEAKY CLEAN, is due to be published on 2nd March 2023 by Pushkin Vertigo.

Callum is represented by Emily MacDonald at 42 Management & Production.

Squeaky Clean (2023, Pushkin Vertigo)

Half the Glasgow polis think DI Alison McCoist is bent. The other half just think she’s a fuck-up.

No one thinks very much at all about carwash employee Davey Burnet, until one day he takes the wrong customer’s motor for a ride.

One kidnapping later, he and the carwash are officially part of Glasgow’s criminal underworld, working for a psychopath who enjoys playing games like ‘Keep Yer Kneecaps’ with any poor bastard who crosses him.

Can Davey escape from the gang’s clutches with his kneecaps and life intact? Perhaps this polis Ally McCoist who keeps nosing around the carwash could help. That’s if she doesn’t get herself killed first.

Squeaky Clean will be published on 2nd March 2023, you can preorder here.

“An absolute knockout of a debut! Pitch-dark and yet dripping with warmth, SQUEAKY CLEAN is a truly fresh take on the classic thriller. Packed with brilliantly drawn characters, laugh-out-loud humour, and lots of blood – what’s not to love? Can’t wait to see what my new favourite detective does next.”

Caz Frear

“A manic tale of blood and suds told with laconic humour and warmly engaging characterisation. Callum McSorley is definitely a talent to watch. I knew within a page that I was in good hands.”

Chris Brookmyre