Novelists at The Bakehouse: Catriona McPherson and Kate Tough

One up and coming. One up and come!

Appeared: Saturday October 25th


Multi-award winning novelist Catriona was born in Scotland in 1965 and now lives in California. She has written nine detectives stories set in Scotland in the 1920s. The latest is the Aberdeenshire-set DANDY GILVER AND THE REEK OF RED HERRINGS.

THE DAY SHE DIED, currently long listed for Kirkus Book Of The Year, is set in Dumfries and at Gatehouse and draws heavily on her ten years of living in New Galloway and sitting on the beach at Sandgreen staring at the Solway.
"Keep the lights on and batten down the hatches, for McPherson's psychologically terrifying stand-alone demands to be read all night ... a top-notch tale of modern gothic suspense" Library Journal.


Kate’s debut novel HEAD FOR THE EDGE, KEEP WALKING was selected for W H Smith’s summer travel book club, the Kindle Summer Sale and was ‘pick of the day’ on Radio Scotland. Achieved *****on Amazon, it has just secured a North American release.

Exciting new voice in Scottish literature. Keep an eye out for this one.” Kevin MacNeil

“A warm and ferociously witty tale of the s**t life throws at us and how to survive it. Truth rings from every page.” Zoe Strachan.