Scot & Soda
by Catriona McPherson

A body surfacing next to her houseboat on Halloween night with a Jimmy wig stapled to its head leads Lexy Campbell and her friends to delve into the past of the area’s residents.

Lexy Campbell’s Halloween party barely has time to begin before a body bobs up beside her houseboat. Who is this man? Why was he killed? And how come there’s a Jimmy wig stapled to his head?

When she learns that a horse has been attacked on a bridge the same night, Lexy can’t help but think of Tam O’Shanter and Robert Burns. With the police dismissing the notion, and fresh from solving her first murder – not to mention the fact that the clues point to Scots and she’s the only one in town – Lexy decides to investigate.

Joined, once again, by the rag-tag crew from the Last Ditch Motel, Lexy is soon neck-deep in cutty sarks and tartan, but it seems the roots of this California murder lie much closer to her new home.

Reviews

A hilarious romp that's dead serious when it comes to the tricky mystery and an unexpected denouement

Kirkus Reviews

McPherson stands apart in her ability to tell a hilarious tale while balancing the ramifications of crime . . . another riveting cozy starring Lexy and her quirky yet fiercely loyal friends

Library Journal

Peppered with clever red herrings, the mystery gleefully revels in the absurd

Publishers Weekly

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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Editions

Scot & Soda by Catriona McPherson is available in the following formats

Ebook978144830463915th July 2020N/A240£8.99
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