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Elle Cunningham Mackay

Life has a way of catching up with you. Just ask Elle. Still on the sunny side of 40, Elspeth (Elle) Cunningham Mackay admits she has made her share of questionable choices. OK, more than her share. But she never thought her looming midlife crisis would start with a nasty divorce, unemployment and several dead bodies.

Elle Cunningham Mackay

Life has a way of catching up with you. Just ask Elle. Still on the sunny side of 40, Elspeth (Elle) Cunningham Mackay admits she has made her share of questionable choices. OK, more than her share. But she never thought her looming midlife crisis would start with a nasty divorce, unemployment and several dead bodies.

A professional author and Scottish historian, Elle is relying on her keen mind and mile-wide stubborn streak as she fights for a new start. Now, it would help if people around her would stop dying.

Elle's Scottish-flavored mysteries will immerse you in a world of kilts, bagpipes, Highlands, and haggis. Her first title, Thou Shalt Not Kilt, will be published in Spring 2018.

Thou Shalt Not Kilt

Author Elle Cunningham Mackay has a flair for bad decisions. In fact, she has the failed marriage, pink slip and burnt bridges to prove it. A new book on North Carolina's disappearing Scottish clans gives her a second chance—and an invitation to research at historic Aldermire on Cape Fear's Roan Island. When her host and former flame, Stuart MacUspaig is brutally murdered, Elle races to find his killer and risks becoming collateral damage in the extinction of Clan MacUspaig.

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Thou Shalt Not Kilt

Author Elle Cunningham Mackay has a flair for bad decisions. In fact, she has the failed marriage, pink slip and burnt bridges to prove it. A new book on North Carolina's disappearing Scottish clans gives her a second chance—and an invitation to research at historic Aldermire on Cape Fear's Roan Island. When her host and former flame, Stuart MacUspaig is brutally murdered, Elle races to find his killer and risks becoming collateral damage in the extinction of Clan MacUspaig.

Preorder on Amazon >

Coming Next

Emery Vaughn Thrillers

As owner of Savannah's eccentric and unapologetically odd Saint Cyprians Oddities & Curiosities, Emery Vaughn knows that it takes more than just curiosity to kill a cat. In fact, the trinkets of death (the more bizarre the better) are his specialty. The hunt—whether it's for a rumored codex from an ancient cult, a fabled death mask of a forgotten film star or a mythical relic with a blood-soaked past—keeps Emery in the game and, more often, in grave danger. Emery's first thriller, The Earl of Hell's Waistcoast, is scheduled to print in mid 2018.

The Tales of the Forgotten Gods

What if the old gods never died? What if their celestial fire lived on? What if they walked among us, their identities a mystery to us and to themselves? A young girl in Victorian-era New York discovers that who she is — and who she was — plays a pivotal role in a thousand-year plot to draw the old gods out of the shadows and back into power. Empyrean, the first tale, is scheduled to print in fall 2018.

Dante & Cheshire

A medieval magical misfire creates an unlikely partnership. Two young women — from different times and different worlds — cross the globe and the centuries pursuing a cabal of soul-thirsty demons masquerading as humans. Their first adventure is scheduled to print in early 2019.