November 14th, 2018 by Melanie

After a very busy few weeks, I’ve made it back to my website!

I’ve just finished editing the latest novel by John Carson, the soon to be published The October Project – written by a Scot in New York state, set in America, and edited by a Brit whilst in India!

Another fast-paced thriller featuring Max Doyle.

The October Project

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October 18th, 2018 by Melanie

The 9th novel in the DI Miller series.  I love editing these stories Рthe Scottish slang is great fun and this complex plot kept me guessing until the very end, and I had great feedback from the author for my work:

“Great edit. I’m really pleased with that.

You have made this book so much better, and I’m looking forward to you going through the next one.”

 

“Edinburgh gangster Adrian Jackson has spent the last 25 years in an American prison, but now he’s free and back home.

He wants to reclaim what was rightfully his and with the help of his wife, Fiona, nobody’s going to stop him.

Or so he thinks…

DI Frank Miller is tasked with making sure Jackson’s transition goes smoothly, but not everybody is pleased to see Jackson back in town.”

Warning Sign – John Carson – Amazon

 

Book 11 in the series is now available for pre-order.

Pre-order Blood from a Stone – John Carson

 

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October 7th, 2018 by Melanie

I’ve just finished editing the brilliant tenth novel in the DI Miller series, which is now available.

What should have been a routine murder investigation, turns into a deadly nightmare…

DI Frank Miller and some of his team are called in by the CID from the Borders when the body of a woman is found crucified in a graveyard.

A troupe of actors arrive in the town to put on a play, celebrating the Centennial of the birth of famous poet and playwright, Hugh Abernethy.

Abernethy was also an agent with the SOE, until he went missing 

during the second World War.

Now, the plane Abernethy was traveling in has been found after a glacier in Iceland gave up its hold on the five-man crew.

The discovery raises more questions than answers; Where was the plane heading? Why was it so far off course? And where are the top-secret documents he had in his possession at the time?

As the festivities clash with the murder investigation, one of the deadliest snow storms to ever hit the UK envelops the small town, trapping everybody inside with a killer.
Cut off from the rest of civilisation, Miller and his team know they must track down a vicious murderer, who seems to know the real reason why Abernethy was on that plane, and will stop anybody else from finding out.

For some, the drama is real and the stage is set for murder…

Cut Throat – Amazon

 

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May 6th, 2018 by Melanie

Final Steps – John Carson

A jailed U.S. Army Ranger…

A disgraced Royal Marines Commando…

And a female assassin who will bring their worlds crashing together…

Max Doyle was found guilty of killing his superior officer in Afghanistan. He was given a life sentence and put in Leavenworth military prison.

Nathan Kane was imprisoned for executing a contractor in the hills of Afghanistan. Stripped of his rank and given a dishonorable discharge, he was sentenced to ten years in an English prison.

Kane is approached by an official from the British government with a job offer. Broke, divorced and with no prospects, he considers the offer: find an elusive British assassin known as Rose Arcana.
It should be a simple job, Kane thinks. But nothing in life is simple…

On the other side of the world, Max Doyle has been told that his wife and daughter were murdered in their home. He is escorted out of prison to attend their funerals. After landing at the air base, he is approached by a woman he has never seen before.
She talks to him and he notices that his MP detail have gone.
She makes him a job offer. He’ll be released on license in exchange for him coming to work for a covert department called the Phoenix Group. The first job he will be employed to do is hunt down a British assassin, a female known as Rose Arcana.

Joining forces with Kane, Doyle begins the hunt, but there is more to the job offer than either man was told. It appears Rose is working with a team of assassins who will stop at nothing to keep their secret safe.

Something is wrong, and they quickly discover that things aren’t as they first seemed. And somebody wants to make sure that neither man survives the conflict. But Doyle and Kane survived the worst in the killing fields of Afghanistan and they’re more than ready to take on an enemy on American soil…

** This edition contains editorial revisions **

Final Steps – Amazon

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December 18th, 2017 by Melanie

The eighth DI Miller story and my second as editor.¬† I know I’m going to enjoy working with this talented author.

Years ago, DI Frank Miller caught a notorious serial killer and put him away for life. This man taunts Miller from the psychiatric hospital where he’s incarcerated. He tells Miller he’ll see him soon.

Now he’s escaped and he wants Miller to play a game to find a victim they didn’t know about. Senior officers know the killer had help in escaping, and as an investigation is launched, suspicion falls on Miller. He’s then suspended from duty.

Trial and Error – John Carson – Amazon

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