Chris Longmuir

Biography

Chris is an award-winning novelist and has published three novels in her Dundee Crime Series. Night Watcher, the first book in the series, won the Scottish Association of Writers’ Pitlochry Award, and the sequel, Dead Wood, won the Dundee International Book Prize, as well as the Pitlochry Award. Missing Believed Dead is the third book in the series.

Chris also publishes a historical crime series, The Kirsty Campbell Mysteries, set during and just after the Great War. This series features Kirsty Campbell, one of Britain’s first policewomen. There are currently three books in this series; The Death Game, Devil’s Porridge, and Death of a Doxy.

As well as the above, she has published two non-fiction books. ‘Crime Fiction and the Indie Contribution’ which is an examination of crime fiction as well as an evaluation of independently published books in this genre. And ‘Nuts & Bolts of Self-Publishing’, an in-depth look at self-publishing with step-by-step instructions on how to publish ebooks and paperbacks.

Her crime novels are set in Dundee, Scotland, and have been described as scary, atmospheric, page turners. Chris also writes historical sagas, short stories, and historical articles which have been published in America and Britain. However, A Salt Splashed Cradle is the only historical saga currently published. Writing is like an addiction to me, Chris says, I go into withdrawals without it. She is currently working on a new Kirsty Campbell novel.

Chris is a member of the Society of Authors, the Crime Writers Association and the Scottish Association of Writers. She designed her own website and confesses to being a techno-geek who builds computers in her spare time.

Where to find Chris Longmuir online


Series

The Kirsty Campbell Mysteries
Historical crime fiction featuring one of Britain's first policewomen set during and after the First World War

Devil's Porridge

Price: $4.99 USD.

The Death Game

Price: $4.99 USD.

Death of a Doxy

Price: $4.99 USD.

Books

The Kirsty Campbell Mysteries: Box set
Series: The Kirsty Campbell Mysteries. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 250,340. Language: British English. Published: July 27, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
A box set of three murder mysteries set during and after the First World War, featuring a new and original female detective. Former suffragette and pioneer policewoman, Kirsty Campbell, investigates three baffling mysteries and puts her life in danger when she seeks to find killers who will do anything to prevent exposure.
Death of a Doxy
Series: The Kirsty Campbell Mysteries. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 81,360. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Set in Dundee, Scotland, 1919: When Lily, the most popular girl in Big Aggie's house of pleasure is killed it sparks off a mystery with wide-reaching effects. Dundee's first policewoman, Kirsty Campbell investigates. To find the killer Kirsty must unravel Lily's secrets, but the secrets lead her into danger when the killer feels threatened and will do anything to prevent exposure.
Nuts & Bolts of Self-Publishing: How to Self-Publish Ebooks and Paperbacks
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 35,690. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Self-help guide on self-publishing. How to create accounts, format a manuscript for ebook and paperback publication, add a TOC, acquire and register an ISBN, upload and submit a book for publication, and what needs to do be done after publication. Information about costing and pricing the book, author services, and outsourcing, plus a lot more.
Devil's Porridge
Series: The Kirsty Campbell Mysteries. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 77,830. Language: British English. Published: August 3, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Pioneering policewoman, Kirsty Campbell, teams up with Belgian refugee, Beatrice Jacobs who is on a spying mission for MI5. The feisty pair set out to protect a young munitionette who has witnessed the aftermath of a crime and they become embroiled with saboteurs, Irish revolutionaries, a German spy, and a killer without a conscience, in the midst of a World War 1 munitions factory.
Dundee Crime Series: Books 1 - 3 Box Set
Series: Dundee Crime. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 287,770. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Three Scottish suspense thrillers featuring Dundee detective, DS Bill Murphy. Three books that will have you looking over your shoulder, and keep you off your sleep.
Dead Wood
Series: Dundee Crime, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 90,880. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Award winning crime novel set in Dundee, Scotland, A mystery and detective story which is a combination of police procedural, and woman in jeopardy. Book 2 of The Dundee Crime Series, with the popular DS Bill Murphy.
The Death Game
Series: The Kirsty Campbell Mysteries. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 91,820. Language: British English. Published: May 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Kirsty Campbell, former suffragette and a policewoman in Britain’s newly formed women’s police service, returns Dundee as the city’s first policewoman. In 1919, the horrors of the Great War are over. But what horrors will Kirsty, a young policewoman with her own demons to fight, have to face? And how will she cope when the sins of the past come back to haunt her.
Missing Believed Dead
Series: Dundee Crime, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 91,760. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Missing children! Internet predators! Dead bodies! Jade was 13 when she disappeared, five years ago, and DS Bill Murphy suspects someone from her family is responsible for recent Dundee murders. What happened to Jade? Is she alive or dead? Or has she returned to wreak a terrible revenge on all male predators?
A Salt Splashed Cradle
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 83,340. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical
(5.00 from 1 review)
Life and Love in 1830s Scotland A historical saga set in a Scottish fishing village in the 1830’s. Belle comes to the village as a young bride and is regarded with suspicion by her husband’s family. To relieve her unhappiness, she embarks on a tempestuous relationship with Lachlan, the Laird’s son, which tests her relationship with Jimmie.
Night Watcher
Series: Dundee Crime, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 104,650. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
A Scottish suspense thriller in the popular Tartan Noir genre, a police procedural with a difference. First book of the Dundee Crime Series. Obsession and death! Two stalkers, one target, and a woman seeking revenge! Can DS Bill Murphy find the killer before he strikes again.

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Smashwords book reviews by Chris Longmuir

  • Bones In the Tree on July 12, 2011

    This novella was a really satisfying read. I enjoyed Karen's take on life after a marriage breakup, followed her on several disastrous dates, and loved her relationship with Bones. I really felt drawn in by this character and shared her anguish at her role in the loss of Bones's home and rejoiced with her when she found happiness. A lovely satisfying read which I read right through without stopping.
  • The 10-Minute PR Checklist - Earn the Publicity You Deserve on July 28, 2011

    Anything to help promote a book is welcome and this book provides an informative and interesting guide to the process without burying you in too much factual detail.