Author Showcase ~ The Day She Died by Catriona McPherson

The day she died

A riveting new mystery from the author of the Agatha, Macavity and Lefty winning “Dandy Gilver” series

Jessie Constable is a survivor. She holds it together with her job and a couple friends, making sure her dreams and fears are hidden deep inside her. She’s not to look for much more until Gus King appears and turns her careful life upside down. Gus’s wife has committed suicide, and his kids need Jessie. But who is the ragged stranger she sees from the corner of her eye? Why are men she doesn’t know threatening her? She wants to believe she can work it all out and make a happy ending. But a girl who’s been burned as much as Jessie should know why things sometimes seem too good to be true.

“McPherson’s second stand-alone is a tour de force, a creepy psychological thriller that will leave you breathless.”KIRKUS REVIEWS (STARRED REVIEW)

Release: May 2014
Publisher: Midnight Ink

Comment on this post by 6 p.m. EST on May 4, and you will be entered for a chance to win a copy of THE DAY SHE DIED. One winner will be chosen at random. Unless specified, U.S. entries only.

About the author
Catriona is the author of the Dandy Gilver detective stories set in Scotland in the 1920s. The series has won a Macavity, a Left Coast Crime award and an Agatha. 

Last year she began a new strand of contemporary stand-alones. The first – AS SHE LEFT IT – was one of catriona Kirkus’s top 20 mystery/thrillers of 2013 and was shortlisted for the Calamari award at Left Coast Crime Monterey. THE DAY SHE DIED is published by Midnight Ink on the 8th of May 2014 and has already been called “a tour de force, a creepy psychological thriller that will leave you breathless.” (Kirkus starred review)

Catriona was born in Scotland but moved to northern California in 2010. In previous lives, she worked as an incompetent bank clerk, a passable library assistant and a useless and miserable university professor but is now a full-time writer, rookie warm-climate gardener, good plain cook, scratch baker, dumpster-diver-extraordinaire and the current vice president of Sisters in Crime.

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22 responses to “Author Showcase ~ The Day She Died by Catriona McPherson

  1. I’ve been so looking forward to this book. I love Catriona’s series, but her first standalone was a real breakout book.

  2. Very riveting storyline . New author to enjoy, thanks

  3. sooooo need to read this!!!
    thank you for the giveaway!!!

  4. Sounds creepy. Sounds good!! Thanks for the heads up on a new title. Already added to my book list and looking forward to reading it!

  5. Debbie Carnes

    Sounds very mysterious, looking forward to reading it

  6. Sounds like an interesting read.

  7. Oh, fabulous! Love everything she writes.The concept of writing standalones is daunting – you need to make up a brand-new world every time. Congratulations again, Catriona!

  8. I haven’t read this series. I would love to start with this book. Thank you!

  9. Heather Ulilang

    This is sooo going on my To Read list!

  10. Barbara Tobey

    Creepy? Maybe I should read this one during the day.

  11. Hi, everyone. Edith – yes, standalones mean a whole new world but on the other hand . . . you can kill everyone. Bwah-ha-hahhh. (I don’t.)

  12. Cynthia E. Blain

    Oh my gosh, this book sounds like a story that I am going to love. Can’t wait to read it. Thank you for introducing Catriona to us Dru. I meet such talented authors this way. Loved the blog post and her description of herself. Went to FB and put in to be a friend as well. Thanks again.


  13. carlrscott

    Sounds cool, I love a creepy psychological thriller. Count me in and thanks for the chance to win a copy.

  14. I have enjoyed her Dandy Gilver series but have not read her stand alone. This sounds like a good time to start

  15. Author who describes herself as useless, incompetent, and useless sounds like my kind of gal!!! Guess that means she’s a superb writer. This book sure sounds suspenseful enough–love psychological mysteries. Count me in to find out about Jessie’s life.

  16. This book’s plot does draw me in – it is just enough isn’t it? Thanks Dru, another new to me that you have introduced.

  17. Ruth Nixon

    Love Dandy and her series and I was wondering if I would like her first stand alone, As She Left It.Well I couldn’t put it down and lost some sleep but had to know how it ended and wasn’t disappointed. Been waiting for The Day She Died as I expect to enjoy it every bit as much.

  18. Love Catriona’s resume’ and I think I’m ready for a creepy mystery 🙂 I’ve been to Glasgow and Edinburgh and I’d love to go back. I have friends who married in a castle in Scotland. Sign me up for the giveaway, please.

  19. Catriona is so impressive as a person and writer. Looking forward to this new stand-alone.

  20. Catriona is impressive as a person and a writer. Looking forward to the new stand-along.

  21. contest is closed.