Newsflash: THE DAY SHE DIED is up for an Edgar.

Newsflash too: BRIMSTONE won the Bruce!

Next event: Malice (the Mother Ship) 30th April - 2nd May

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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Keiko Nishisato is far from home.  She's studying at Edinburgh University and returning each night to her free accommodation, above a butcher's shop in the quiet town of Painchton. She has never met friendlier people than the Painchton traders . . . 

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On the rain-drenched, wave-lashed, wind-battered Banffshire coast, tiny fishing villages perch on ledges which would make a seagull think twice and crumbly mansions cling to crumblier cliff tops while, out in the bay, the herring drifters brave the storms to catch their silver darlings. It's nowhere for a child of gentle Northamptonshire to spend Christmas.


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