My Novels

In The Secret Places of the Stairs

December 5, 2021

We can ask and ask but we can’t have again what once seemed ours for ever – the way things looked, that church alone in the fields, a bed on a belfry floor, a remembered voice, a loved face. They’ve gone and you can only wait for the pain to pass. — J. L. Carr: […]


A Tender Hate, a literary mystery set in a Georgian Edinburgh townhouse

December 4, 2021

What if a detective has to investigate the sudden death of her best friend? After a scandal ended her legal career twenty years earlier, Iris Larkin is back in her beloved Edinburgh, this time as a rule-bending detective with unfinished business. Clara, Iris’s best friend from university, is now married to the man who was […]