There’s a reason why this novel was shortlisted for the Bloody Scotland Scottish Crime Debut of the Year. A few reasons, really. It hits on just about every classic Scottish mystery element readers know and love.
I love going to visit old cemeteries; it’s so quiet and peaceful. There is amazing history to be discovered just by walking through.
The unlikely team of Adolphus “Nine Nails” McGray and Ian Frey are on the case again. It’s not perfect, but it’s a strong second outing for the new novelist.
It was an April morning: fresh and clear / The Rivulet, delighting in its strength, / Ran with a young man’s speed; and yet the voice / Of waters which the winter had supplied / Was softened down into a vernal tone. ~ William Wordsworth
Biographer, editor and man of letters Michael Sims agreed to let me pick his brain about Conan Doyle and Sherlock Holmes, a fascination we share. Sims was a distinguished speaker at the Baker Street Irregulars annual gathering in 2011. Sims’ newest book, Arthur and Sherlock, comes out January 24. Q: Did you read Sherlock Holmes…