About the Book
Similarly, Ed Hetherington’s self-congratulation at exchanging dodgy US dollars for a share in ScotCruise wanes when he realises others are reaping financial benefits.
On board, not all honeymooners are what they seem. A journalist fears brides are being murdered to order and co-opts a colleague to masquerade as husband. An art thief’s last-minute choice of assistant renders him vulnerable, and he is as unaware of DI Luke Darbyshere’s intent to arrest him as Luke is of the presence of a one-time friend whose wife he immediately plots to bed.
As they sail from Leith to Lerwick one bride disappears. A second suffers a fatal accident. In Shetland, death comes closer still and the week culminates in a pursuit through Edinburgh’s Waverley station.
Artist, printmaker, family historian and writer, born in Essex and now living in Teesside. The wardrobe having got over-full with prints, I began writing fiction in 2010, initially illustrating 'Edge', then 'One that got away', a short story which spawned three novels written for my own entertainment. Thereafter I began a tale of murder, on a honeymoon cruise, sailing from Edinburgh to Shetland whereupon Luke Darbyshere, an Edinburgh-based detective inspector in Scotland’s Crime and Drugs division, fast became the central character in a series which explores his often-toxic friendship with crime reporter Baz Rose. Murder continued to provide the background against which were enacted the triangles of their lives and their affairs; their relationships with each other, and with the women they loved.