Latest Reviews:  "deeply claustrophobic" Entertainment Weekly (rated "A"), "McPherson's best yet" Karin Slaughter, on House.Tree.Person/Weight of Angels."unfashionably civilised fiction " The Herald on A Spot of Toil and Trouble.

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


On the rain-drenched, wave-lashed, wind-battered Banffshire coast, tiny fishing villages perch on ledges that 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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The body found in a muddy grave across the street is just the latest horror threatening to tear apart AlI McGovern’s life seam by seam. She knows Angelo, her brooding teenage son, is keeping secrets. She fears he's in danger too. But her new job at the psychiatric hospital, the job her husband pushed her into, is using up everything she's got every day . . . 

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Fair is foul and foul is fair when aristocratic private detective Dandy Gilver arrives at Castle Bewer, in the middle of a doomed theatrical production, to solve the tangled mystery of a missing man, a lost ruby and a family curse . . . 

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