The Lady in the Loch by Elizabeth Ann Scarborough
Approx. 75,940 words.
Published on September 1, 2010 by
Gypsy Shadow Publishing.
As sheriff of Edinburgh, budding author, Walter Scott, makes a grisly discovery. Bones, bodies, and parts of bodies are found on the banks of the half-frozen loch. At first, Scott assumes the horror is the work of grave robbers. Then living women begin to go missing. A young gypsy, Midge Margret, makes the vanishings the talk of the town, telling of a mysterious black coach in the forest.