I also write psychological thrillers -  more news on that coming very soon!



'A writer of talent'  LOUISE WELSH

When the body of a young Nigerian girl pulled from the River Clyde leaves police stumped, investigative journalist Megan Ross’s desire for answers is piqued.

As she delves deeper she discovers the girl’s death is not an isolated incident. Another body, found in the city’s Botanics with similar markings to the first corpse, connects her to some very powerful people. Her quest to report the truth, however, becomes a terrifying fight to save her own reputation – and the lives of those she holds dear.

Told from two compelling points of view from two very different worlds, The Invisible Chains is a chilling crime thriller that strikes right to the heart of a crime network the upper echelons  of society would rather remain secret.   

All profits raised from the sales of this book will go to the Trafficking Awareness Raising Alliance (TARA), a support service in Glasgow for trafficking survivors and to Survivors of Human Trafficking in Scotland (SOHTIS). It is available here now!

'Felt truly immersed in the story from page one. Well researched and compelling story telling.Highly recommended read and all profits go to charity which makes it even more poignant.'                                                                                   

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This book was part of my AHRC Funded PhD Research at Stirling University (2014-2018)


Noir in the North: Genre, Politics and Place (Bloomsbury Academic: October, 2020)   

This book, a collection of essays exploring the Nordic Noir genre within crime fiction, features my interview with leading Scottish crime writer Val McDermid.



Contemporary Crime Fiction: Crossing Boundaries, Merging Genres (Cambridge Scholars Publishing: March, 2021)

This book includes my chapter Bloody Women: How Female Authors Have Transformed the Scottish Contemporary Crime Fiction Genre



Just Write!

This book of creative writing prompts has more than 200 inspiring and varied prompts and with an idea on each lined page there is plenty of space to get started.

All profits raised from the sale of this book are reinvested into Sharing A Story CIC, which works to reduce social isolation through creative writing and reading.

It can be bought here.