A welcome to Amy Hoff who is joining the cafe and bookstore today with two of her books. Caledonia set in Scotland is shortly to be joined by The Connoisseur. And also released in November 2017… American Drifter
Supernatural crime novel
“When Scottish folklore meets everyday Glasgow.”
Hard-drinking Detective Inspector Leah Bishop accepts a transfer from Edinburgh to a Glasgow branch of Interpol. Once there, she discovers that her fellow officers are otherworldly beings, and they police the supernatural world. They have called her in as the first human to ever work at Caledonia Interpol. Her job is to investigate a crime considered unimaginable to the Fae: the first serial killing of supernaturals.
Urban fantasy pairing the grit and dark humour of everyday modern Glasgow with Scottish folklore, Caledonia follows Leah and her Victorian selkie partner, Dorian Grey, as they investigate supernatural crime in Scotland’s city of culture.
One of the reviews for the book
Come, be enchanted by the Selkies and the Faer Folk in an unusual crime setting…
…I’m totally biased about this book because I was born and bred in Glasgow, where the story is set… notwithstanding that, readers with no knowledge of the city or its tough reputation will appreciate the gritty characterisation of the setting as much the players in the narrative… it is superbly imaginative and clever of the author to wrap the present-day human heroine, Leah Bishop into scenarios with Selkies, the Faer Folk and a modern vampira… all done with admirable credibility… murders of the Faer by one of their own kind is uncommon, and Bishop’s travails and eventual solving of the crimes is superbly handled… the colour and delicacy of the unconscionably beautiful male Selkies is a constant delight as the chapters unfold… regardless of whatever genre is your usual… this tale will tempt you all the way through…. most enjoyable…
Read the reviews and buy the book: https://www.amazon.com/Caledonia-Amy-Hoff-ebook/dp/B0771R8PL5
And on Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Caledonia-Amy-Hoff-ebook/dp/B0771R8PL5
Read more reviews for Caledonia: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35192317-caledonia
About American Drifter
This was a time when rusted out payphones were the only method of communication. Those long highways were places you could get lost forever, and not always in a good way. Inhabit this world, feel the steering wheel under your hands, and the endlessness of what was once America. Amy Hoff spent years traveling across the United States, living out of cars and cheap motels. She was a weightlifter and street-fighter, collecting monster legends across the country. Eventually she left the USA and continued traveling around the world. She was educated in Scotland and specialized in Scottish history, literature, and folklore. She is now a folklorist and historian whose primary research interest is monsters, and a specialist in American highway legends. She has never owned more than what can fit into a backpack and a suitcase.
Head over and buy the book: https://www.amazon.com/American-Drifter-Essays-Liminal-Life-ebook/dp/B0776ZDQFS
About Amy Hoff
Amy Hoff has been on the road for years. She used to drive across the US and live out of cheap motels, collecting stories. Eventually she kept going. She doesn’t live anywhere; her home is the road, in whatever form that takes. Sunsets off the bow when she was a sailor, flying into Incheon International in Seoul, driving the lonely American highways, walking across borders in the Americas, in Europe and Asia. The stories of Scotland are her favourite, and she became a PhD researcher, an expert in Scottish monster stories. She still travels, and is now a researcher of monster folklore worldwide. Check out the darker parts of any pub, if you are ever washed up on strange shores. You might see her there, looking for stories to tell and be told.
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