News! SCOT IN A TRAP and IN PLACE OF FEAR are both nominated for Anthony awards!

I'm reading: SECRET IDENTITY, Alex Segura 

News! IN PLACE OF FEAR comes out in paperback in the UK, just in time for the 75th birthday of the NHS!

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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