Blogs in December 2023

DON’T CRY, DARLING 14th December 2023

Luck runs out for three poker players when a gunman calmly shoots them dead. DI Jack Knox quickly establishes that the intended target, the leader of a bank heist many years before, has slipped the net. But his team...

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A Body in the Borderlands 22nd May 2023

Former investment banker Johan Golding – Joe to his friends – is the newest member of the Hartley and Edwards Investigations team. And he’s thrilled to be shadowing Kitt Hartley, librarian-turned-top sleuth, and her right-hand woman Grace Edwards; even...

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A Matter of Time 7th June 2022

At 8am the first shots are fired. At 1pm, the police establish the gunman has a hostage. By 5pm, a siege is underway. At 9pm, DI Helen Birch walks, alone and unarmed, into an abandoned Borders farmhouse to negotiate...

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Rose Nicolson 24th October 2021

Embra, winter of 1574. Queen Mary has fled Scotland, to raise an army from the French. Her son and heir, Jamie is held under protection in Stirling Castle. John Knox is dead. The people are unmoored and lurching under...

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Beyond the Wild River 21st November 2019

Scotland,1893. Nineteen-year-old Evelyn Ballantyre, the daughter of a wealthy landowner, has rarely strayed from her family’s estate in the Scottish Borders. She was once close to her philanthropist father, but his silence over what really happened on the day...

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