Latest Reviews:  Scot Free "laugh out loud whodunit on a par with early Janet Evanovich" LIBRARY JOURNAL (starred review)

"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.

Next event: Left Coast Crime! 22-25 March.

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


Lexy Campbell fell in love and left her native Scotland for a golden life in California – hitched to a hunk, building her marriage counselling practice, living the dream. Six months later she’s divorced, broke and headed home. There’s just one last thing. Lexy’s only client – sweet little old Mrs Bombaro – is in jail for murdering her husband and Lexy knows the cops have got it wrong . . .

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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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