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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?



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

1st-3rd May 2020 I will be appearing on a Tartan Noir panel at the Newcastle Crime Writers Festival. Date to be announced

The fifth book in the series, In Deep Water, will hopefully be released in 2020