Monday, 2 June 2014
Once more the pen of Chris Longmuir, author of the acclaimed Dundee Crime Series, draws us into the world of mystery and intrigue, this time in Dundee during the year 1919. And she has created a new sleuth unlike any other currently in print.
Kirsty Campbell, former suffragette and a policewoman in Britain’s newly formed women’s police service, returns to her home town of Dundee to become the city’s first policewoman. Her struggle for acceptance in the all male police force is not easy, and she fights for recognition. But Kirsty is not easily intimidated and, despite police attempts to curtail her activities, she defies her superior officer to pursue an investigation into a murder which is linked to missing orphan girls.
Kirsty is an unusual character with a fascinating history and background. She has demons of her own to fight, as well as becoming involved in a deadly game of sacrifice and death? But how will she cope when the sins of the past come back to haunt her?
This book was inspired by Mrs Jean Forsyth Thomson, Dundee’s first policewoman who worked in the city from 1919 to 1921. However, Kirsty Campbell is not modelled on Mrs Thomson and is a completely fictitious character.
The Death Game is available as an ebook for Kindle, and a paperback.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Chris is an award winning novelist and has published three novels in her Dundee Crime Series. NightWatcher, the first book in the series, won the Scottish Association of Writers’ Pitlochry Award, and the sequel, Dead Wood, won the Dundee International Book Prize, as well as the Pitlochry Award. Missing Believed Dead is the third book in the series.
Chris has recently published the first book in a new series set just after the First World War. This series features Kirsty Campbell, Dundee’s first policewoman.
Her crime novels are set in Dundee, Scotland, and have been described as scary, atmospheric, page turners. Chris also writes historical sagas, short stories and historical articles which have been published in America and Britain. Writing is like an addiction to me, Chris says, I go into withdrawals without it. She is currently working on a new Kirsty Campbell novel and a non-fiction book entitled Crime Fiction and the Indie Contribution.
Chris is a member of the Society of Authors, the Crime Writers Association and the Scottish Association of Writers. She designed her own website and confesses to being a techno-geek who builds computers in her spare time.
Chris Longmuir’s website - http://www.chrislongmuir.co.uk/