Meet the author: Marsali Taylor

Marsali Taylor grew up locally but now lives in Shetland. A qualified tourist guide and keen historian, Marsali is launching the first book in the Shetland Mysteries series at Stockbridge Library.

Death on a longship tells the story of Cass Lynch – who thinks her big break has finally arrived when she talks her way into skippering a Viking longship for a Hollywood film. But this means returning home to the Shetland Islands, a place she hasn’t set foot on since she ran away as a teenager to pursue her dream of sailing. When a dead woman turns up on the boat’s deck, Cass, her past and her family come under suspicion from the disturbingly shrewd Detective Inspector Macrae.

Cass must call on all her local knowledge of Shetland, the wisdom gained from years of sailing, and her glamorous, French opera singer mother to clear herself and her family of suspicion – and to catch the killer before Cass becomes the next victim.

Marsali will be at Stockbridge Library this Wednesday (10th April) from 2 – 3pm to read from and talk about the book. If you’d like to come along email stockbridge.library@edinburgh.gov.uk or call 0131 529 5665.

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