March 7th, 2019 by Melanie3101

I’ve just finished the edit of the latest page-turner in the DI Miller series by John Carson – only one week to wait for its release but it’s available for pre-order now.

The badly decomposed body of a young woman is found in the old nuclear bunker in Corstorphine Hill, where there is ongoing work being done to turn it into a museum. In her pockets are found items belonging to Becky McIver, a woman who went missing six years ago.

Back then, Gus McIver was arrested and charged with his wife’s murder. He maintained his innocence, and despite Becky’s body never being found, McIver was sentenced to life in prison. No trace of Becky has ever been found. Until now.


Time of Death – Amazon

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January 5th, 2019 by Melanie3101

As I have done many times in the past, one of my New Year’s Resolutions is to read more!  There are so many great books and so little time.  Last year I succeeded in my decision to not spend time re-reading old favourites but sadly didn’t come close to my target of reading one new novel each week.

This year, I will try harder, starting with finishing the beautifully written The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt.


Next on my reading list is the whole of the DI Frank Miller series by John Carson as I began editing these novels from book seven in the series.  With luck and not too many interruptions to his schedule this year, there will be many more Frank Miller novels to come during 2019.

All subscriptions to television will be cancelled to be replaced with a Kindle Unlimited subscription in an effort to ensure that I can try as many new authors as possible this year, but there are also a few books on my shelves that have been awaiting my attention for some time, including the ending to the Ibis Trilogy and a few others by Amitav Ghosh including The Glass Palace which was purchased in an airport some years ago!


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January 5th, 2019 by Melanie3101


A really enjoyable but last-minute edit squeezed in just before Christmas, the eleventh novel in the DI Frank Miller series is a fast-paced thriller that keeps you turning the pages until the very end.

Blood from a Stone – John Carson




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October 18th, 2018 by Melanie3101

The 9th novel in the DI Miller series.  I love editing these stories – the 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 Melanie3101

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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