Why is it, Barclay Curle grumbles to his agent Jonah, that all the regional Edinburgh detectives have monosyllabic first names like Jack and Bob? Then Curle publishes his newest book - about an Edinburgh detective called Doug - inciting a letter from an anonymous admirer accusing him of stealing the murders she's committed. Fact and fiction become increasingly inseparable when a dead woman is found, murdered by the method favoured by the serial killer in Curle's novel.
For Detective Inspector Meldrum - first name Jim - Curle seems the most obvious suspect. Faced with a second murder and a darkening cloud of suspicion, Curle decides to take action. After all, who has more experience of solving murder mysteries than a crime novelist? Download and start listening now!