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DETECTIVE CLARE MACKAY

Marion Todd

  • Original Title: DETECTIVE CLARE MACKAY
  • Publication date: October 2019
  • Publisher: CANELO
  • Country: GB
  • 292 print pages
  • Crime fiction/Detective novel

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  • Epoch: Contemporary
  • Time Period: 21st century
  • Location setting: United Kingdom
  • Themes: PEOPLE facing life, Search for the truth, Death, PEOPLE facing the extraordinary, Manipulation, Rivalry, SOCIETY DYSFUNCTIONS, Violence, CHARACTERS, Strong Female Character

Pitch

On the night of a wedding celebration, one guest is killed in a hit-and-run. A card bearing the number ‘5’ has been placed on the victim’s chest. DI Clare Mackay, who recently moved from Glasgow to join the St Andrews force, leads the investigation. The following night another victim is struck down and a number ‘4’ card is at the scene...

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Book 2, IN PLAIN SIGHT, to be published in February 2020

Book 1, SEE THEM RUN, was author's debut novel.

Marion Todd is a Scottish writer. She won first prize in the Family Circle Magazine Short Story for Children Competition in 1987. More recently, she has turned her hand to crime fiction and was one of only six commercial fiction writers selected to pitch to an industry panel at XPONorth in Inverness in 2017. In 2018 she was long-listed for the Sunstory Award and the Scottish Arts Council Short Story Award.

Summary

Book 1: SEE THEM RUN

In a famous Scottish town, someone is bent on murder - but why?

On the night of a wedding celebration, one guest meets a grisly end when he’s killed in a hit-and-run. A card bearing the number ‘5’ has been placed on the victim’s chest. DI Clare Mackay, who recently moved from Glasgow to join the St Andrews force, leads the investigation. The following night another victim is struck down and a number ‘4’ card is at the scene. Clare and her team realise they’re against the clock to find a killer stalking the streets of the picturesque Scottish town and bent on carrying out three more murders.

To prevent further deaths, the police have to uncover the link between the victims. But those involved have a lot more at stake than first meets the eye. If Clare wants to solve the case she must face her own past and discover the deepest secrets of the victims - and the killer.

Book 2

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  • Author’s biography

    Marion Todd is a Scottish writer. She won first prize in the Family Circle Magazine Short Story for Children Competition in 1987. More recently, she has turned her hand to crime fiction and was one of only six commercial fiction writers selected to pitch to an industry panel at XPONorth in Inverness in 2017. In 2018 she was long-listed for the Sunstory Award and the Scottish Arts Council Short Story Award. SEE THEM RUN is her debut novel.