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Poison pen

by Jackie McLean

“Is it true?”

The question took me by surprise.  Not just the noise springing suddenly out of the silence but the tone of it, and coming from Mrs Sillars, too.

Now, let me tell you a thing or two about Mrs Sillars.  She would come into the library most days, and she had pretty much taken up residence there by that time. … Read the rest

Crime Scene June newsletter

Welcome to my second newsletter, bringing together more criminal goodies for the month of June. In this issue, we take a look at Glasgow crime writer C.S. Duffy, who has two crime fiction series for you to get stuck into. And we have a peek at some of the great events lined up in the Borders Book Festival, which is running a seriously impressive programme that includes plenty for crime fans.… Read the rest

Crime Scene May newsletter

Well, here’s my first newsletter, bringing together some criminal goodies for the month of May. Each issue will contain brief details of new books, events, and author appearances, and in addition will provide a focus on one or two items.

In this issue, we take a look at Tana Collins‘ latest book, Dark is the Day – and, having had a sneaky peek at it pre-pubication, I can tell you you’re in for a real treat as Tana takes DI Jim Carruthers on another exciting investigation.… Read the rest