NOVELS

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.

This first book in the Doctresses series launched on 24th April 2020. Available in paperback, hardback, ebook and Kindle. Order on:


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 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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PICTURE BOOKS

Where Will I Make My Nest?

Where Will I Make My Nest

A childrens picturebook adventure 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 accordian 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.

Gaelic and English versions now on Amazon.


ANTHOLOGIES

Read By Dawn

Read By Dawn

The Sutherland King; a dark tale of shortbread, 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.


MUSIC BOOKS

The Golden Grain

The Golden Grain

A selection of fiddle tunes composed by Joan Hutchison of Lochinver, Assynt. Available on Lulu.


© David Hutchison 2020