It’s Halloween, and when an elderly billionaire is discovered dead in the locked study of his stately Highland home, DCI Jack Logan and his team must race the worsening weather to get to the scene of the crime. 

There, among the victim’s extended family and staff, Jack finds no shortage of suspects. Everyone, it seems, had reason to want the old man dead, and they all have something to hide.

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Do you know who your friends are?

When a much-loved Kilmarnock police constable is found beaten to death in his home, all signs point to a burglary gone wrong. But, when a second officer is slain while walking the beat, it becomes clear that something much more sinister is afoot.

Somebody is murdering cops.

Harassed by an infuriating new partner and a teenage true crime podcaster, DI Heather Filson must track down a brutal killer while tensions between the police and the public explode into violence.

With rioting breaking out across Glasgow, and running battles filling the streets, Heather’s latest investigation is no longer just a murder hunt.

It’s a race to stop Scotland’s largest city from tearing itself apart.

A breath of fresh air in crime fiction

LJ Ross

The urgency of the writing is intoxicating

Clare Balding

I love these books!

Janey Godley


Random musings from JD Kirk

Meet The Hoons!

Meet The Hoons!

Last week, in a rare moment of total clarity, I finally understood what my life's purpose was. I finally knew the reason I was put on this earth. It was to create a mash-up between the much-loved long-running Scottish comic strip, The Broons, and our own Bob and Berta...

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Self-Publishing Course Now Live

Self-Publishing Course Now Live

Having received several hundred emails over the past few years asking for advice on how to write and/or publish a book, I've finally packaged up everything I learned when starting as an indie author into a step-by-step self-publishing course. Bookstrapping is based on...

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MIDGES – The Horror Movie!

MIDGES – The Horror Movie!

You may well not know this, but Alex Smith (author of the brilliant DCI Kett series) and I have written a few movie screenplays together, which are at various stages of development. We're also - God help us - working on an idea with DCI Grimm author, David J. Gatward....

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The Crime De La Crime Podcast

The Crime De La Crime Podcast

While working on The One That Got Away, the first DI Heather Filson novel, my daughter and I put together a short trailer for the true crime podcast that gets mentioned in the book, Crime De La Crime. It doesn't contain any spoilers for the book itself, so you can...

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