Scot Free
by Catriona McPherson

Lexy Campbell fights to prove the innocence of a client she’s been providing marriage guidance to after she is accused of murdering her husband.

It’s the Fourth of July in California and Lexy Campbell is headed home to Scotland. But first she must deliver her final dose of marriage guidance to the elderly Bombarros. They don’t turn up for the session, but the cops do. Turns out Mr Bombarro is in the morgue and Mrs Bombarro is in the jail, arrested for murder.

Certain of the old lady’s innocence, Lexy decides to stay and clear her name. But after her own recent whirlwind divorce, she’s got no money and no place to stay. So she checks into the Last Ditch Motel.

As the plucky little band of motel guests start to take over Lexy’s life, and the shady Bombarro relations come to town, one thing is for sure . . . the fireworks have only just begun.


A laugh-out-loud whodunit on a par with early Janet Evanovich

Library Journal Starred Review

Jaunty pacing, a comically rendered Southern California setting, and quirky characters … A sure bet for fans of Janet Evanovich and Sarah Strohmeyer


Readers will look forward to Lexy’s further adventures

Publishers Weekly

McPherson, a master of creepy psychological mysteries, shows an utterly different side of herself in this zany series kickoff

Kirkus Reviews

A proper cuppa Scottish mystery served under harsh California sunshine and everyone's a little crazy from the heat. Lexy and her Last Ditch friends are charming, weird, and laugh-out-loud funny. A real treat”

Lori Rader-Day, Mary Higgins Clark Award-winning author of Little Pretty Things

Catriona McPherson

Born and raised in Edinburgh, Catriona McPherson left Edinburgh University with a PhD in Linguistics and worked in academia, as well as banking and public libraries, before taking up full-time writing in 2001. For the last ten years she has lived in Northern California with a black cat and a scientist. In 2020 she has been shortlisted for a third Mary Higgins Clark Award, for Strangers at the Gate, and won a Left Coast Crime 2020 Lefty Award for the Best Humorous Mystery for Scot and Soda.

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Scot Free by Catriona McPherson is available in the following formats

Ebook978144830462215th July 2020N/A240$14.99
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