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IN PLACE OF FEAR,

US launch, June 2022

Scot Mist (Book 4)

1st Jan 2022, ebook
1st Feb, 2022 hardback

 

March 2020 and Operation Cocker is a go! The owners of the Last Ditch Motel, with a little help from their friend Lexy Campbell, are  preparing to support one another through the oncoming lockdown, offering the motel’s spare rooms to a select few from the local area in need of sanctuary.

While the newbies are settling in, an ambiguous banner appears demanding one of them return home. But who is it for? Lexy and her friends put a plan into action to ward off the perpetrator, but the very next night, a resident disappears and a message scrawled in human blood is found.

As California shuts down, the Last Ditchers make another gruesome discovery. They tried to create a haven but now it seems as if everyone’s in danger. Is the motel under attack from someone on the outside?  Scary as that is, the alternative is worse by far . . .

It's no secret that fictional Cuento, CA, is loosely based on actual Davis, CA. Davis Author, Eileen Rendahl notes that there are a fair few of what she dubbed "Schmavis novels" around.  Each of the SCOT books has a few wee Easter eggs that might mean something to readers who know Davis (and won't be any trouble to readers who don't). Just for fun, I've gathered them together here in . . .      

                                       THE SCHMAVIS QUIZ

1. (Example). The diner in Cuento is The Red Racoon. The diner in Davis is The Black Bear. 

2. The drive-thru coffeeshop in Cuento is ...

3. The newspaper in Cuento is ...

4. The county where you'll find Cuento is ...

5. The county town of that county is ...

6. The Szechuan restaurant in Cuento is ...

7. The posh supermarket in Cuento is  ...

8. Some students at UCC live in the ...

10. The Cuento pub quiz is held at the ...

11. The little town directly south of Cuento is called ...

12. Lexy's favourite pizze joint is called ...

13. The ironmonger's in Cuento is called ...

 

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