Newsflash: THE CHILD GARDEN is a finalist for the 2016 Mary Higgins Clark award.

News flash too: THE CHILD GARDEN is up for an Agatha.

Next event: LEFT COAST CRIME. Phoenix 25th-28th Feb.

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




Perthshire 1929 and the menfolk of the Gilver family have come down, between them, with cases of influenza, bronchitis, pneumonia and pleurisy.  When an outbreak of scarlet fever strikes the village  Dandy the devoted wife and mother decides it time to decamp.  Dandy the intrepid detective, however, decides to decamp to the scene of a murder she would dearly love to solve.

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Eden was its name. A happy place for happy children, they said. They couldn't have been more wrong. Twenty years after it closed in disgrace it's a care home, its grounds unused and overgrown, its only neighbour Gloria Harkness, whose lonely careful little life is just about to change . . .

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Glasgow,1932, is a city in the grip of dance-fever. Public ballrooms and backstreet dancehalls are thronged every night and competition for professional titles is fierce. Even after the sudden death of one of last year's hopefuls there are plenty willing to take his place, and few who stop to wonder why he died ...

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