Kendra Olson

Articles by Kendra Olson:

Where No Shadow Falls

There were people she’d never met who had to answer for their sins and at some stage she’d face them and listen to their confessions. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Herbal Detective – Charles Gray

He again sensed that she could be lover or predator, her sharp fingernails dextrous on the shellfish.

The small village of Holy Cross is as famous as Edinburgh, in its own way. According to legend, the fabled Glastonbury Cross is buried in the precinct. When the Reverend Lionel Kennedy, minister of the famed church of Holy Cross, spots a very large black cat on the road, he immediately reports it to the police. Read the rest of this entry »

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Talk of the Toun

‘Ah thought you’d like tae have yer ain button box.’
‘But ah’ve havenae got any buttons.’
‘We aw start with an empty box. Then life soon fills it up. I’ll give you a wee start. Take yer pick of the buttons.’

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Pilgrim of Slaughter – Douglas Watt

‘The people despise the appointment of Papists to the army and government. They scream of arbitrary rule by indulgence rather than parliament. They fear a standing army with Papist officers, while the Navy is neglected. Trouble is brewing across these Kingdoms. The King would be well advised to halt his policies immediately.’
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Truestory – Catherine Simpson

‘I glanced at the sky. The weather could go either way. Come on, God, I thought, give the kid a break. Give him a chance to be normal for once.’

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Haunted by Haddington

The town of Haddington is the inspiration behind the fictional setting of Black Wood, debut crime novel from SJI Holliday.  Here, the author speaks to Kendra Olson about the book:

He places the trap on the ground, at the base of a dark, rotting oak. Its drooping, diseased branches hang like tentacles. Ready to grab…

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