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Hilary Pugh writes mystery/crime novels set in Scotland and featuring hapless private investigator Ian Skair and his dog Lottie.
She is descended from a family of Scottish farmers. Her roots on the east coast of Scotland, as well as family currently living on the banks of the Tay, have provided a rich source of locations for her Ian Skair series of novels, three of which are published with one more launching in September 2022.
Research into her ancestry revealed a family home on the Angus coast, a castle washed into the sea in the seventeenth century, its replacement bearing a striking resemblance to Drumlychtoun Castle, the setting for book one in the series.
Her family tree also gave Ian his last name, Anne Skair having married into the family three generations back.
Hilary has worked as a professional oboist and piano teacher and more recently as a creative writing tutor for the workers Educational Association.
She loves cats and makes excellent meringues.
Books by Hilary Pugh
Postcards from Jamie – Ian Skair Book 2
The Laird of Drumlychtoun – Ian Skair Book 1
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