As my birthplace, well near enough, Leith provides the inspiration and rich setting for my novels that are based around a fictitious private detective agency, JP Associates.
Leith is a buzzing port linked in the early twentieth century to become part of Edinburgh.
It represents a microcosm of society, with a personality that has been shaped by the past and a diverse community of characters and enterprises who will shape its future.
The JP Associates series is about the goings-on of a place that could be any place, of people with their warmth, their traumas and their joys.
If you were going to open a detective agency, wouldn’t you want it to be slap bang in the centre of it all?