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THE TURNING TIDE won a Lefty and is shortlisted for an Agatha!

Latest Lexy review: "laugh out loud" Kirkus on Scot on the Rocks

Latest standalone review: "a maze of a thriller" SRB on Strangers at the Gate

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


"I need you Lexy," he sobbed. "Brandee's left me."

I almost . . . but I caught myself.

"Lemme check," I said. "You need me because Brandeee's left you? Or Brandeee's left you because you need me?"

He frowned. He sniffed. He wiped away one perfect Swarovski tear. But he didn't answer the question.  Strike one.

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Finnie and Paddy are leaving city life behind them and moving to the little town of Simmerton. Their rented cottage is quaint; their new colleagues are charming; they can’t believe their luck.

But they've been keeping secrets. And they know their precious new start won’t survive a scandal. Together, for the best of reasons, they make the worst decision of their lives.

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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 drinking ginger beer.  The gruesome death seems to be inextricably bound to the gloomy offices of Doig’s Publishers . . .

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