Edinburgh, 1897. Blood on the table, murder in the hall.
Eleven-year-old Christie McKinnon is not happy - the editor of 'McMurdo's Weekly' has once again turned down her story. But this time, Christie determines not to give up - taking a chance, she confronts the wily editor and offers a means of solving his dilemma. Meanwhile, Inspector Robertson investigates when a bowl of blood appears on the dining table of a wealthy landowner. As the mystery deepens, the policeman calls in his favourite mystery writer Hugo Skene to lend a hand, but the enigmatic Mr Skene has secrets of his own...
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About the Author
Colin studied Drama at the University of Northumbria, and also has a Post Grad Diploma in Community Education. He was a founder and Artistic Director of WAC Theatre (The Writers and Actors Collaboration Theatre Company) in Aberdeen until the company folded in 2011. Rehearsal videos of some of his plays can be found on YouTube (The Body in the Bag, Towards the Inevitability of Catastrophe, No Phones on Planet Pluto etc).
Although theatre and writing stage plays took up quite a few years of his life, Colin has also written several short stories, some of which have appeared in literary mags (SN Review, Flash Fiction Magazine, Flash Flood, Word Bohemia, Every Day Fiction, The Grind, A3 Review, 1,000 Words, Inkapture, Scribble Magazine...).
He currently lives in a humble cottage in North East Scotland where he writes novels, plays, stories, poems and the occasional song.
He also makes rather nice cakes.