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I am pleased to reveal the cover of Dark is the Day by Tana Collins, the fourth book in the Inspector Jim Carruthers Series.

Here’s the blurb:

DI Jim Carruthers has to put his personal feelings for newly- appointed DCI Sandra McTavish aside when a young student is brutally attacked and left for dead.

Meanwhile, when a university lecturer is stalked by one of her own students, Carruthers is horrified to discover that the academic is none other than his ex-wife, Mairi. Are the attacker and stalker one and the same, and if so, will Carruthers’ ex-wife be next?

When a second then a third victim is discovered, not only dead but mutilated, Carruthers and his team are tasked with searching for a murderer. A murderer who takes great pleasure from killing.

What is the victims’ connection to a cult in North America, which seems to be getting a stranglehold in a Scottish university? Why have these women been targeted? And who is doing the killing?

It looks like there might be a serial killer on the loose in Castletown but can DI Jim Carruthers stop this depraved murderer before they strike again?



The 4th book in the Jim Carruthers series, ‘Dark is the Day’ will now be published on 6th May 2019

10th May 2019 I will be appearing on a panel at Crimefest, Bristol. The panel which is at 4.30pm is entitled UK Police Procedurals From Lands End to John O’Groats