Catriona McPherson is the author of the Dandy Gilver novels, set in Scotland in the 1930s where but not when she was born. (Dan Brown meets Barbara Pym is a press comment I cherish – CMcP.) The series has won numerous awards including two Agathas and is in development for television at STV in the UK. She also writes darker (that’s not difficult) contemporary standalones, including THE CHILD GARDEN and GO TO MY GRAVE. These have been Edgar and Mary Higgins Clark finalists. SCOT FREE (the lighter side of the dark underbelly of the California dream) is Catriona’s first USA-set mystery. Catriona lives on twenty scruffy acres in Nor Cal, with a black cat and a scientist, where she writes full-time. Check her out at www.catrionamcpherson.com and follow her on Twitter.