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Lexie Conyngham

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Author of three historical crime fiction series: Murray of Letho, Hippolyta Napier, and Orkneyinga Murders, Lexie lives in North-East Scotland and after some years of trying the traditional methods (with absolute and complete lack of success) she was persuaded to test her limited technical skills with e-books. When she isn't writing (that would be Sundays) she teaches, knits, gardens, drinks wine or whisky, and sits looking thoughtful while random facts wander around her head.

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Lexie Conyngham The night after her funeral, she came to me. As I felt the little hand, without pulse or warmth, creep into mine, I knew that neither she nor I would …moreThe night after her funeral, she came to me. As I felt the little hand, without pulse or warmth, creep into mine, I knew that neither she nor I would ever rest again.(less)
Lexie Conyngham My family lost an ottoman once - a blanket box. It just disappeared. Not sure what was in it, either. It wasn't a family member or a precious jewel, o…moreMy family lost an ottoman once - a blanket box. It just disappeared. Not sure what was in it, either. It wasn't a family member or a precious jewel, or a vital document, but it was still - and remains - unexplained!(less)
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June has been hectic so far, and as so often I'm a little late with what I read in May! Some good stuff, though: read on.

A Long Way From Home

Brian Caves, A LongWay from Home: This is set in 1960s Florida, which is not a time or place that I much enjoy reading about. Nevertheless I felt the atmosphere was just right, the heat and the light and the racism spot on. I was reminded of Donna Tartt’s second book The Lit

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A Knife in Darkness (Mystery & Thrillers)
1 chapters   —   updated Sep 07, 2016 01:15AM
Description: Extract from the first in the new Hippolyta Napier series, set in Ballater, Aberdeenshire, in 1829.
Out of a Dark Reflection Chapter One (draft) (Mystery & Thrillers)
1 chapters   —   updated Aug 19, 2015 06:03AM
Description: First half of the first chapter of the next Murray of Letho book, due out Christmas 2015 (with a following wind)
Dead Dogs and Apple Trees (Mystery & Thrillers)
1 chapters   —   updated May 13, 2015 06:38PM
Description: Another short story featuring Murray of Letho, set in Newburgh, Fife.
What Happened on the Way (Mystery & Thrillers)
1 chapters   —   updated May 13, 2015 06:35PM
Description: Quick short story featuring Charles Murray.
Death of an Officer's Lady: Chapter One (Mystery & Thrillers)
1 chapters   —   updated Feb 26, 2015 03:36AM
Description: First chapter of new book coming out spring 2015!
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Death in a Scarlet Gown by Lexie Conyngham
" A well-executed plot with an excellent storyline, great characters, the build-up was great and I love the ending. "
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"Wow! The last part of this book was pretty exciting. I did suspect the right person as the murderer but did not suspect the motivation.

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Persis Wadia is the first female detective in the Bombay police force, in this prickly novel set just after Partition. Persis herself, brought up in a bookshop, is socially awkward and professionally ambitious. The writing is of high quality (though ...more
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This begins with the curious note to the reader that it is written in British English – clearly anticipating an American audience. I felt for a British reader this aroused expectations of good grammar, and for the most part this was what I found (the ...more
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This is set in 1960s Florida, which is not a time or place that I much enjoy reading about. Nevertheless I felt the atmosphere was just right, the heat and the light and the racism spot on. I was reminded of Donna Tartt’s second book The Little Frien ...more
Out of a Dark Reflection by Lexie Conyngham
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The Corrupted Blood by Lexie Conyngham
"Hippolyta and her husband buy a cottage with a view to letting it out. They find a dead man in there. Not an auspicious start. The family who later rent it from them are led by a ferocious matriarch – a great character. There are twists and turns, an" Read more of this review »
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The follow up to the not-as-cosy-as-it-sounds Street Cat Blues, this is similarly slightly edgy with some dry humour, mostly directed at the awful inner city Sir Frank’s school. O’Leary skilfully blends this humour with some dark reflections on child ...more
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