The Good Son (J McNee #1)
When a Scottish farmer finds his estranged brother's corpse hanging from a tree, the police claim suicide. But James Robertson is convinced of a cover-up, and hires private investigator, J McNee to uncover the secrets behind his brother's death.
With a pair of vicious London hard men loose in the Scottish city of Dundee, its only a matter of time before people start dying. McNee must confront his own demons and these brutal killers in a violence showdown that threatens to leave no one alive...More info →
The Lost Sister (J McNee #2)
Mary Furst is missing. The teenager, god-daughter of local hard man David Burns, was a good girl with no history of trouble.Could her God-father's illegal enterprises be connected to her disappearance?
Private investigator, J McNee doesn't want to get involved in the case. But when an eccentric fellow investigator with a strange connection to Mary claims that she's in danger, McNee soon discovers that the worst lies people tell are the ones to they intend to protect themselves, and that old secrets have a way of impacting on the present.More info →
Father Confessor (J McNee #3)
DC Ernie Bright is dead. A good cop gone bad? The evidence indicates he was leading a hidden life; his true nature concealed by his professional reputation. And now he's paid the ultimate price.
But not everyone believes that one of Tayside Constabulary's longest serving detectives was working both sides of the law.
One of those looking to vindicate the dead copper is Bright's protege, private investigator J McNee. He's long been aware that Bright has secrets, but he also knows a cover-up when he sees one.
As the evidence piles up and McNee makes enemies both in the police and in Dundee's criminal underworld, he soon realises that justice and the law are not always the same, and that even good people can make bad decisions.More info →
Mothers of the Disappeared (J McNee #4)
Suspended from the Association of British Investigators and facing an enquiry into his alleged misconduct over four years previously, J McNee's career hangs in the balance. The last thing he needs is to get involved in anything remotely controversial.
But when the mother of a murdered child asks him to re-open a disturbing case he helped close during his time in the police, McNee can't refuse. Is the wrong man serving a life sentence for a series of brutal murders? And, if so, why did he admit his guilt before the court? Is it possible McNee missed something in the initial investigation?
As McNee searches for answers, he is forced to make a terrifying moral choice: one that will change his life forever.More info →
Cry Uncle (J McNee #5)
Working undercover as part of a covert police operation, J McNee's mission is to get close to aging gangster, David Burns, and uncover his secrets. In his new role as Burns's new right hand man, McNee is expected to follow orders and get his hands dirty to prove himself to the king of Dundee's criminal underworld. But for a man who prides himself on his ethical code, maintaining his cover is going to prove increasingly dangerous.
As Dundee's streets become the backdrop for a bloody gang war, how far is McNee willing to go before he crosses the line?More info →
And When I Die (a standalone Glasgow noir)
His family believes he’s dead. The police believe he’s dead. But Ray Scobie, a killer who can’t feel pain, doesn’t die so easily. Betrayed by his own father, near-fatally wounded and lying in hospital as ‘John Doe’, Ray wants payback against his family – who just happen to run one of Glasgow’s most brutal crime syndicates.
Family secrets and old grudges collide with the dark motives of an undercover cop who’s strayed beyond his brief to the point of no return. And the cop’s still in thrall to Ray’s favourite cousin, with whom he’s had an illicit relationship, endangering them both.More info →
Ed’s Dead (A Standalone Noir)
Jen Carter is a failed writer with a rubbish boyfriend, Ed. That is, until she accidentally kills him one night. Now that Ed’s dead, she has to decide what to do with his body, his drugs and a big pile of cash. And, more pressingly, how to escape the hitman who’s been sent to recover Ed’s stash. Soon Jen’s on the run from criminals, corrupt police officers and the prying eyes of the media. Who can she trust? And how can she convince them that the trail of corpses left in her wake are just accidental deaths?
A modern noir that proves, once and for all, the female of the species really is more deadly than the male.More info →
The Death of Ronnie Sweets (and other stories)
Before he introduced the world to Scottish Private Investigator J McNee, award-nominated crime writer Russel D McLean wrote a series of gritty short stories featuring PI Sam Bryson, a young investigator with a strong sense of justice that is tested to the limit as he walks the mean streets of Scotland's fourth largest city.
The Death of Ronnie Sweets collects all the original Sam Bryson stories in one volume, with an introduction by award-winning US author Sean Chercover and an afterword by the author.More info →