I have something a little special for you this evening, gentle reader. A fabulous new book by a terrific new author……no, wait, not exactly a new author.
Morgan Cry is the ex-pat alias of Gordon Brown, a Scottish crime writer with 7 novels to his name. Leaving the dark alleyways of tartan noir and heading for the Spanish sunshine, Morgan Cry debuts with a cracking tale of murder, intrigue, and a daughter flung right in at the deep end with her mother’s secrets. It’s dangerous out in the sun.
So, I hear you ask, what is this new book and what is it called? Well, here’s some information to whet your appetite. And if, like me, you’ve spent January sighing for some sunshine, I just know this one is going to call out to you. I’m really thrilled to be able to bring you a sneak preview of the cover, but before that, let’s take a look at what the book is about.
When Effie Coulston drops dead on the floor of her bar in a small Spanish town mid-business meeting, her daughter Daniella feels it’s her duty to return for the funeral. But Daniella has been estranged from her mother for over twenty years, and Effie’s life in Spain harbours many secrets. Daniella is soon confronted by a hostile group of ex-pat misfits who frequent the bar and who, along with Effie, are involved in a multi-million-pound property scam. But the money has vanished, and the ex-pats are threatening to implicate Daniella to save themselves.
Meanwhile, a Spanish detective is investigating Effie’s death. He’s convinced Daniella knows more than she is telling. And now a terrifying enforcer has heard about the missing cash. With no idea where the money is and threats coming from all sides, Daniella is up against a seemingly impossible deadline to find the cash. She’s a stranger in a strange town – and she’s seriously out of her depth.
Doesn’t that sound absolutely delicious? And it’s coming out in time for you to read while you lie by the pool, soaking up that sunshine.
It’s almost time to show you the fabulous cover, but first, a little more about the author, Morgan Cry.
Gordon Brown is writing as Morgan Cry. Gordon has written six crime thrillers to date, along with a number of short stories. He also helped found Bloody Scotland, Scotland’s International Crime Writing Festival, is a DJ on local radio (www.pulseonair.co.uk) and runs a strategic planning consultancy. In a former life Gordon delivered pizzas in Toronto, sold non-alcoholic beer in the Middle East, launched a creativity training business, floated a high tech company on the London Stock Exchange, and compered the main stage at a two-day music festival. He lives in Scotland and is married with two children.
So now for the cover….
Is that not a fabulous cover? I can’t wait to dive in…..
Thirty-One Bones will be published on 4th June 2020 by Polygon and can be pre-ordered here.