Books published by Wildfire

All That Lives

With a new drug stalking the streets, his girlfriend in a coma, and a series of dead bodies being dug up in inconvenient places, the last thing DI Tony McLean wants to do is pander to his boss’ whims especially when those whims involve his old foe, the sinister Mrs Saifre.

Reviewed on 25 June 2022 by Linda Wilson

Nowhere to Run

DC Con Fairchild is on compassionate leave, holed up in a remote cottage on the Welsh coast, but that doesn’t stop her getting drawn back into her old job when she tries to help a young woman she suspects of having been trafficked into drug-running and prostitution.

Reviewed on 19 February 2022 by Linda Wilson

Future Perfect

In the near future, software has been devised that predicts the future with surprising accuracy. The only problem is that being given the probability that you will die the next day is not necessarily what you want to hear. Nor do you want to discover that analytic software identifies you as a potential murderer.

Reviewed on 21 September 2021 by John Barnbrook

What Will Burn

Former DCI Tony McLean has been busted back down to DI, but he’s still the go-to guy when something odd happens in Edinburgh, and this time it’s an old woman beaten to death and then burned in her remote cottage. And that’s only the start of things …

Reviewed on 13 March 2021 by Linda Wilson

The Last Wife

After Nina’s death, her best friend Marie steps in to help her grieving husband with two children and a large house, gradually taking over more and more of her friend’s former life. But not everyone thinks that’s a good thing.

Reviewed on 19 September 2020 by Linda Wilson

Bury Them Deep

DCI Tony McLean must cope with a missing member of staff, a multi-agency operation with a silly name and bodies galore.

Reviewed on 14 March 2020 by Linda Wilson

Nothing To Hide

DC Constance Fairchild is suspended on full pay with orders to keep a low profile. But that’s not something that Con excels at, especially when she finds a horrifically injured man almost on her doorstep.

Reviewed on 10 August 2019 by Linda Wilson

Blood Orange

Barrister Alison Bailey is married with a daughter but infatuated with solicitor Patrick. She is horrified to receive messages from someone who knows what she is doing.

Reviewed on 13 April 2019 by Chris Roberts

Cold as the Grave

When the desiccated body of a child is found in an Edinburgh basement, it’s immediately believed to be a cold case, but when that’s proved to be incorrect, life gets complicated for DCI Tony McLean.

Reviewed on 09 February 2019 by Linda Wilson

The Tall Man

Sadie left 16 years ago to protect her baby daughter from the man who whispered in her ears. Now she is back, but she is not sure she has returned alone.

Reviewed on 08 December 2018 by Kati Barr-Taylor

No Time To Cry

DC Constance Fairchild’s undercover operation ends abruptly when she finds the dead body of her boss who’s been tortured and shot in the head. Constance is determined to find his killers.

Reviewed on 24 November 2018 by Linda Wilson

An Act of Silence

All Gabriel has ever wanted is for his mum to believe him but now he’s accused of murder and Linda is unable to help. Meanwhile, a young woman wants the world to know her terrible story.

Reviewed on 25 November 2017 by Sue Kelso Ryan


There are two types of people in an alternative reality: Monos, who can only remember yesterday, and Duos, who can remember the last two days. In a taboo marriage, Mono Claire marries the famous Duo author, Mark. When a body is discovered in the River Cam, their life is torn apart by the ensuing investigation.

Reviewed on 16 September 2017 by John Barnbrook