“Why is it,” Barclay Curle grumbles to his agent Jonah, “that all the regional Edinburgh detectives have monosyllabic first names like Jack and Bob?” Then Curle publishes his newest book – about an Edinburgh detective called Doug – inciting a letter from an anonymous admirer accusing him of stealing the murders she’s committed. Fact and fiction become increasingly inseparable when a dead woman is found, murdered by the method favoured by the serial killer in Curle’s novel.
Escaping to America from the turmoil of her life back in Edinburgh, DI Jim Meldrum's daughter, Betty, is swept off her feet by a handsome man from back home. A whirlwind romance quickly culminates in marriage. But what are the secrets he is hiding? Handsome and rich, but still a mystery, has Betty married a monster?
"The Stranger from Home (Unabridged)"