Tana Collins

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Tana Collins is the bestselling author of the Inspector Jim Carruthers series set in the picturesque East Neuk of Fife. She was born in Yorkshire but grew up in rural East Sussex where she spent most of her childhood running around in woods creating stories and having adventures. She did a BA at the Polytechnic of North London before moving to Canada to do a Masters in Philosophy and finally ended up in St Andrews. In 1996 she moved to Edinburgh which is where she still lives.

Her debut novel, Robbing the Dead, set in fictional Castletown in Fife, was published on 14th February 2017 and became an Amazon No 1 Bestseller for Scottish Crime Fiction. The follow up in the series, Care to Die, was published 1st June 2017 and became a top ten bestseller.

‘A finely plotted mystery. Tana Collins racks up the suspense on this one. DI Jim Carruthers is a cop to watch’ Peter Robinson 

‘A police procedural that delights the reader with a strong sense of place. Tartan Noir at its best’ Sarah Ward, author of In Bitter Chill

‘Skilfully plotted with a cast of convincing characters who have real depth. A superb debut’ Alison Tailor Baillie, author of Sewing the Shadows.