The Book of Skulls

The Book of Skulls

A Victorian tale of gender-bending, hidden identity, obsession and gruesome murder, set in Edinburgh's Old Town.

1875. Liz Moliette; a poor orphan of unknown heritage, and Amulya Patel; from a wealthy Indian family, are the only female students at the Edinburgh Medical School, where a hostile attitude towards women is driven by Professor Atticus. However Liz and Amulya have allies in fellow student Campbell Preeble, The Reekie reporter Hector Findlay and the charming Dr Paul Love.

In dire need of funds, Liz becomes assistant to gruff lecturer and police surgeon Dr Florian Blyth. When a series of grisly murders take place the doctor and Liz help Inspector Macleod in his investigation, which leads to the Edinburgh Asylum, the Burry Man festival and the quack science of phrenology

The search for the killer comes dangerously close to Liz as she uncovers her own family secrets.

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Storm Hags

Storm Hags

Kirsty and Angus are embarking on a family sailing trip around the world when their parents disappear in a storm and their boat, the Marianne, is shipwrecked. Marooned on the hidden island of Gruinsoye they discover a land full of mystery and menace. A cult of psychics using ancient technology living side by side mythical beings. What should have been the experience of a lifetime suddenly turns into a struggle for survival and escape.

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The Golden Grain

The Golden Grain

A selection of fiddle tunes and their origin stories composed by Joan Hutchison of Lochinver, Assynt. Includes collages and illustrations by David Hutchison.

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Anthologies with other publishers

Read By Dawn

Read By Dawn

The Sutherland King is included in this anthology.

Available on Amazon.


Bucketful of Frogs

Bucketful of Frogs

The Achiltibuie Stone is included in this anthology.

Available on Amazon.


Scripts

Doctresses. Historical crime mystery.Feature and TV series.

Kore. Dark comedy feature.

The Killing Times. Horror feature.

Storm Hags. Children's adventure feature.

Adderstone. Historical fantasy TV series.

Rods of Rosyth. Comedy TV series.

Càit An Dèan Mi Mo Nead?”

Where Will I Make My Nest

Book 1 in the Sòtiridhean Seòrdag series.Translation by Seordag Murray with update from Catriona Murray.

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Where Will I Make My Nest?

Where Will I Make My Nest

Book 1 in the Seordag Stories / Sòtiridhean Seòrdag series.“Where Will I Make My Nest?” is inspired by a traditional gaelic poem about a hen looking for a place to make a nest

Set in the small crofting community of Assynt (in NW Sutherland), the story interweaves the modern and ancient. Seordag is a metal hen with a TV set body. On her quest to find a place to make her nest, Seordag encounters a helpful seagull, a cow-fiddle, an accordion sheep, a talking cement mixer and Marlene, the hardy crofter. Seordags’ new friends help her to make a fabulous hen house where she lays three eggs. They hatch into mobile phone chicks and they have a grand ceilidh.

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Broken Bow

Broken Bow

Book 2 in the Seordag Stories series. Set in the small crofting community of Assynt (in NW Sutherland), the story interweaves the modern and ancient. When Blarag the Cow Fiddle breaks her bow Seordag the TV Hen enlists her chicks and friends to find a way to help. Can the chicks win a contest and buy a new bow and can Flossie the Flying Sheep get them there in time?

Available at Amazon.co.uk

Bogha Briste (Gaelic translation by Clyde Bonnie with help from Catriona Murray) also on Amazon.co.uk

CLACH NA FÀISNEACHD

CLACH NA FÀISNEACHD

Book 3 in the Sòtiridhean Seòrdag series.Translation by Catriona Murray. Available to order in paperback at most outlets and on Kindle.

Scrying Stone

Scrying Stone

Book 3 in the Seordag Stories series.

When Seordag disappears after finding a strange stone on the beach, her chicks and Ewella the accordion sheep, try to find her. Their search leads them to the dreaded secret laboratory. Can Ewella and the chicks find Seordag amd rescue her friend the Seer?

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Lost Voice

Lost Voice

Book 4 in the Seordag Stories series.

Mobile chick Greeny makes up a new song, but when Bluey and Pinky join in, Pinky loses his voice. They go to see if their mother Seordag can help. Who will Seordag call on? Could Marlene the Crofter help, or perhaps the Seer, or even the Cosmic Cockerel?

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AN GUTH A CHAILLEADH

AN GUTH A CHAILLEADH

Book 4 in the Sòtiridhean Seòrdag series.Translation by Gillebride MacMillan. Available to order in paperback at most outlets and on Kindle.

Drummer

Drummer

Book 5 in the Seordag Stories series.

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AN DRUMAIR

An Drumair

Book 5 in the Sòtiridhean Seòrdag series. Translation by Catriona Murray.

Available shortly to order in paperback at most outlets

Available to order in paperback at most bookshops and on Amazon.



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