About True Crime Fiction

Mairi was long listed for the Crime Writers Association Debut Dagger 2019

True Crime Fiction is a website and podcast which is dedicated to helping crime fans find the best of the spoken and written word, hosted by Mairi Campbell-Jack.

Mairi has an MA in Creative Writing from Edinburgh Napier University. Her début novel, Self Help for Serial Killers (longlisted for the Crime Writers Association’s Début Dagger, and a finalist in the Amazon Publishing New Voices Award 2021) is represented by Kevin from The North Literary Agency. She is currently finishing her second novel, Mystery Box, and researching her third, What Maddie Did Next.

Her sold out book of poetry, This is a Poem, was published by Burning Eye Books. She was the writer in residence for Fearlessly Magazine and her writing has appeared in magazines, newspapers and anthologies. She has performed widely including at the Glastonbury Festival, and once won a prize at a Halloween poetry slam for scariest poem; about medication side effect lists. For a full list of Mairi’s previous publication and award please go here.

Mairi’s interests are feminism, true crime, books, pshycology, myth, folklore, cults, the dark and spooky.

Professional Reader

I love authors who unflinchingly explore the darkness and rot beneath the civilised veneer of humanity, and Campbell-Jack does exactly that.

Ever Dundass, author of Goblin

This is different poetry, poetry about pain, specific, and very effective. It is also loving. What’s more, the language is stunning.

Sally Evans, Editor, Poetry Scotland