A Trick of the Light

Pages: 336
Imprint: Point Blank

A Trick of the Light

A Highland Mystery featuring Susie Mahl

Ali Carter

Society sleuth Susie Mahl is back for another mysterious adventure
9781786077684 (4 Jun 2020)
RRP £8.99 / US$15.95

The Book


Pet portraitist Susie Mahl has to use all her artistic know-how to get to the bottom of a fiendish Scottish mystery

Struggling with long-buried family secrets and her own recent heartbreak, artist and pet portraitist Susie Mahl hopes her brief sojourn as art-tutor at a Scottish mansion will prove a distraction. Can she get her eclectic mix of students to behave long enough to draw a Highland cow? Can her hosts the Earl and Countess of Muchton save their family estate and its prize art collection? Will Susie's pupils actually manage to survive the week?

Scotland has an air of mystique about it, with mist-covered glens and beautiful rivers and hills, but it also has a darker side, soon discovered by Susie. She must look towards her craft for the answers. But can anyone be trusted, or is she in this alone?

Additional Information

Pages 336
Imprint Point Blank


About the Author

Ali Carter was born in Scotland and read art history at St Andrews. In 2011, she had a catastrophic cycling accident, and after a long recovery decided to follow her passion and become an artist. This experience serves as the basis for her novels, A Brush with Death (2018) and The Colours of Murder (2019).

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