The Mystery of the Strange Piper
Welcome to the world of Leo Moran, crime fiction with a distinctly supernatural flavour.
Our hero is a singular fellow. Cultured and erudite, he is a lonely man with a formidable capacity for alcohol whose pomposity is a regular source of humour. Leo is endowed with a strange and awesome gift: he sees visions pertaining to terrible crimes. These visions, along with his deductive talents, help him bring perpetrators to justice, and his endeavours bring him into uneasy alliances with the police.
In The Mystery of the Strange Piper, Leo is asked by an old acquaintance to investigate a curse which is said to haunt the beautiful Scottish Isle of Sonna. He finds himself drawn into an extraordinary drama of envy, shame and vengeance. He investigates the events of summer 1989, when a group of high-spirited teenagers dabbled in an occult ritual… with tragic consequences. The teenagers are now in middle age, but acrimony persists over that terrible night. Death strikes again, and Leo realises that his presence on the island is not welcome, and that there are dark forces at work beyond his imagining.
Out now, published by BackPage Press