The fifth instalment in Val Penny's best selling series


Hunter has a past. Hunter has a secret. Can he unravel his past, keep his secret and keep Edinburgh safe?

The Edinburgh Crime Mysteries


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Scotland – a mysterious place full of dark happenings…


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Discover Dark Scotland in a new collection of 16 short stories written by award-winning and international bestselling authors - including myself!

Let tales of ghosts, ghouls, mysteries, and madness get under your skin, as you travel the length and breadth of Scotland – and across the sea to Nova Scotia. Encounter old battles, dramatic landscapes, hidden worlds, and intriguing characters.

All proceeds received for Dark Scotland go to two worthy charities: The Halliday Foundation in Glasgow and ME Research in Perth.

New for 2020


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At last, a book that is easy to read and tells it how it is! A book written to assist authors maximise their success when submitting work to agents or publishers, to help authors consider their priorities and preferences for getting work into print. To advise authors how to identify the agents and/or publishers they want to approach. It should also assist with editing their manuscript fully prior to submission. The book offers advice about how to prepare a submission package to give an author the best chance of success.


The road to becoming a successful author is not easy, but it is rewarding. Let this book take you on the journey.


Val Penny


Val Penny is an American author living in SW Scotland. She has two adult daughters of whom she is justly proud and lives with her husband and two cats. She has a Law degree from Edinburgh University, her MSc from Napier University and a Creative Writing Diploma.


She has had many jobs including hairdresser, waitress, lawyer, banker, azalea farmer and lecturer. However, she has not yet achieved either of her childhood dreams of being a ballerina or owning a candy store. Until those dreams come true, she has turned her hand to writing poetry, short stories and novels.


The poetry and short stories are included in various anthologies. Her crime novels, which form The Edinburgh Crime Mysteries series, are Hunter's Chase Hunter's Revenge, Hunter's Force, Hunter’s Blood and Hunter’s Secret. The novels are set in Edinburgh, Scotland and published by darkstroke.


The sixth book in the series, Hunter's Rules, will follow shortly. Her first non-fiction book, Let’s Get Published is also available from Amazon.

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