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Marianne Wheelaghan

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I left home at seventeen and returned to Edinburgh after twenty-five years, where I now live with my family.

The Blue Suitcase is my first novel. An historic fiction, it was published in 2010. The interest shown in it has been remarkable. It was inspired by my mother's life and based on letters and diaries I found after her death. The novel tells the story of an ordinary Christian girl girl growing up in Nazi Germany.

My first and second crime novels are Food Of Ghosts and The Shoeshine Killer respectively. They are both The Scottish Detective Lady mysteries, featuring the feisty, fictional detective DS Louisa Townsend.

"To read a Scottish Detective Lady mystery is to be taken on a thrilling trip to the Pacific and immersed in its many glori

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The Blue Suitcase
4.24 of 5 stars 4.24 avg rating — 45 ratings — published 2010 — 2 editions
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