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Marion Todd

A native of Dundee,  Marion Todd studied music and worked for many years as a piano teacher and jobbing accompanist. A spell as a hotel lounge pianist provided rich fodder for her writing and she began experimenting with a variety of genres. Early success saw her winning first prize in the Family Circle Magazine Short Story for Children national competition and she followed this up by writing short stories and articles for her local newspaper.

Marion has also worked as a college lecturer, plantswoman and candle-maker and now is a full-time writer, penning the DI Clare Mackay series of crime fiction novels set in St Andrews.

Marion lives now in North East Fife, overlooking the magnificent River Tay. When she's not writing she can be found tussling with her with her jungle-like garden and walking her daughter’s unruly but lovable dog.

Marion is represented by Northbank Talent Management and her crime novels are published by Canelo.

Genres: Mystery
New and upcoming books
Detective Clare Mackay
   1. See Them Run (2019)
   2. In Plain Sight (2020)
   3. Lies to Tell (2020)
   4. What They Knew (2021)
   5. Next in Line (2021)
   6. Old Bones Lie (2022)
   7. A Blind Eye (2023)
   8. Bridges to Burn (2024)
Marion Todd recommends
Helle and Death (2024)
(Helle and Death, book 1)
Oskar Jensen
"A glittering jewel in the crown of modern country house mysteries. We must have more of Torben Helle! Truly excellent."
The Last Line (2023)
Stephen Ronson
"A vivid sense of place with tension on every level, The Last Line dripped with historical detail and authenticity. I absolutely loved it."
Shot in the Dark (2023)
(Detectives Martin & Stern, book 1)
Anna Britton
"A cracking new police procedural dripping with authenticity and fascinating investigative detail. A superb addition to the crime fiction scene."

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