Left Coast Crime 

22-25 March

Scot Free (Book 1)
Coming on the 8th of April in the US.

How did it come to this? Where did it all go wrong? How did I, Lexy Campbell, strong modern Scottish woman, end up homeless, jobless and broke, thousands of miles from everyone and everything I knew, all my belongings locked in a room with an now-expired keycard, my plane ticket useless because I’d missed my flight, my brilliant attempt at being a witness turning me into a bigger suspect every time I re-opened my mouth, and no one I could call for help except . . . No! No one I could call for help. No exceptions.

Because that – the lack of exceptions, the non-helper, the no one – was where it had all gone wrong.

I had looked across a crowded room, seen his face, and taken the first step towards the California cop shop where I sat right now.

In my defence, I had just boiled my head. I was at Turnberry for the spa. He was at Turnberry for the golf. And he was so . . . American. So very . . . un-Scottish. He was tall, brawny, sun-kissed, and clean! He came off the eighteenth green cleaner than I came out of a  sauna. His teeth were like a double row of little oblong paint samples (if a DIY outlet would ever have two rows of fourteen samples of the same paint shade: American Teeth). His hair was by Abercrombie, his nails by Fitch, his clothes . . . His clothes were god-awful, actually. Elvis wouldn’t have worn them to brunch in his Vegas days, but that’s golf for you. And he was soon out of them anyway . . .

"The only times I stopped turning the pages were when I was laughing so hard it took both hands just to hold the book. McPherson is an ace plotter, a vivid, original stylist, and great company."
                TIM HALLINAN
 

"Lexy is my new favorite ... Scot Free is a little sexy and a lot funny, with a heart and a bang."      JESS LOUREY

"Filled with an entertaining cast of eccentric characters, SCOT FREE is a funny and original mystery. Quite frankly, it’s a hoot.”  JOHNNY SHAW