I'm reading: NIGHTCRAWLING, Leila Mottley

News! IN PLACE OF FEAR is up for an Agatha

News! IN PLACE OF FEAR on the shortlist for the Bill Gottfried memorial award for historical mystery

News! SCOT IN A TRAP nominated for the Lefty award for humorous mystery

Q: Who drew all the pies? A: Mark did. The Edinburgh Sketcher


A mysterious object the size of a suitcase, all wrapped in bacon and smelling of syrup, can mean only one thing: Thanksgiving at the Last Ditch Motel. This year the motel residents are in extra-celebratory mood as the holiday brings a new arrival to the group – a bouncing baby girl. But as one life enters the Ditch, another leaves it . . .             Explore the book        


Edinburgh 1948. It’s the first day of the new National Health Service and wee Nelly Crowther fae Freer Street, wearing a Sunday hat on a Monday morning, is ready to take on the world. Is she ready to solve a murder too?

The war is won. Now for the peace . . .

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Something sinister is afoot in the streets of Dundee, when a puppeteer is found murdered behind his striped Punch and Judy stand, as children sit cross-legged, licking lollies and  drinking ginger beer  . . .

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