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Conspiracy To Die For Mismatched journalists April and Connor are back – and this time they’re involved in a deadly plot, involving a man who claims to have assassinated Princess Diana, a website leaking government secrets, and a nurse running for her life


Meet PC Craig Hunter of Edinburgh’s Local Policing Unit. Ex-Army. Ex-CID. Back in uniform.

A straightforward domestic call out twists out of control when 16-year-old schoolgirl Stephanie Ferguson alleges her stepfather, Doug Ferguson, has been abusing her. Hunter is soon working with DS Chantal Jain of Police Scotland’s Sexual Offences Unit to kick off the prosecution. But before a full statement can be taken, Stephanie disappears from hospital.

Now, Hunter must hunt the girl down before anyone else can. Where has Stephanie gone? Did she run? Or did someone take her? Will he get to the truth before it gets beaten into lies? Or before Stephanie is silenced for good…? And why does this case keep throwing up old enemies from Hunter’s past?

MISSING is a fast-paced police procedural, full of action and suspense that will grip you until its breathless conclusion.


It’s 1989 and fresh-faced graduate Angus Thoroughgood has just become Z325 Constable Thoroughgood and has exchanged the cosy cloisters of Glasgow University for the broken streets of Lennox Hill, ‘Z’ Division, the frontier posting that no rookie wants. He soon discovers his shift is full of veterans of the Northern Ireland troubles who are intent on ruling ‘The Hill’ by a brutal set of rules they have transferred from their time in the Province. Recruited by a new Internal Investigations Unit, he discovers that Glasgow’s criminal overlord Bobby ‘Mojito’ Dawson is a member of a deep cover special Army Unit and that his foes in the escalating gangland feud known as The Ice Cream War, the McGuigans, have strong links to the IRA. When Mojito recruits a deadly assassin from across the Irish Sea to bring the Ice Cream War to an end, Thoroughgood finds himself in a race against time before Glasgow is blown to smithereens.


DC Frankie McCormack’s ex-wife has gone missing and Frankie’s going mental.

The second in the Andromeda series sees DI Mike Donnelly and Annie use their very differing method to help. With Donnelly trying to keep him out of it, he turns to Annie’s jiggery-pokery. 

But Annie is being attacked by an old enemy and dodging a violent stalker just at the moment … 

A gritty tartan noir with wit and a hint of the occult.


When a mutilated body is discovered under a bridge in a Glasgow park, a chain of events unfolds for the McMahon family. Plagued by poverty, and with few options to repay their debts, a vicious loan shark is looking to use their misfortune to build himself a reputation based on fear. 
Set against the backdrop of the Commonwealth Games and the Scottish Independence Referendum, DI John Arbogast, is back on the case, looking to bring down this brutal debt collector, while fighting to unmask corruption at the highest level of the new national Police force. 

The Poverty of choice

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