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Writing Process Blog Chain

Okay, I’ve been asked by Caro Ramsay, the lovely looking crime writer with the long blonde hair, and whose books are always being nominated for some prize or another...

 

Busy little week

Happy to say that the launch of LIFE FOR A LIFE went well in Waterstones, Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, and the following night in St. Andrews. Now about to head...

 

Can we really go it alone?

With all the talk about the imminent Scots’ referendum on independence, many of us are giving serious thought to the question, Can we really go it alone? How could...

 
 

Past crimes will haunt you

When Thomas Magner’s business partner is found dead in his car in the outskirts of St. Andrews, all evidence points to suicide. Meanwhile Magner, a wealthy property developer, is under investigation for a series of alleged rapes almost thirty years ago. In total, eleven women are prepared to go to court to testify against Magner but one by one they withdraw their complaints until only six remain.

With the Procurator Fiscal now reconsidering her case, one of the remaining accusers is found brutally murdered in her home. Even though Magner’s alibi is rock solid, DCI Andy Gilchrist is convinced he is somehow responsible. But as Gilchrist and his sidekick DS Jessie Janes dig deeper, they begin to expose Magner’s murky past, and uncover a horrifying secret that has lain dormant for decades.

Was Magner a serial rapist in his youth? Or something much worse?