Launch Day

Three … Two … One … We have lift off!!

Released today!

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The third novel in The Reluctant Detective Series.

‘Find her,’ Agnes Donald begged. ‘Find my daughter.’
The words of a dying woman force Mirabelle to take on another case for the unofficial Missing Persons Bureau she runs from her Edinburgh flat.
Along with her assistant, Kay, she heads for the island of Skye where Esme Donald was last known to be. But is someone else looking for Esme too? And could Mirabelle’s own daughter, Summer, be in danger?

Rusty Gold is available as a paperback and an eBook on FeedARead,  Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Waterstones and can be ordered through most bookshops.

Get your copy today.



New to The Reluctant Detective Series?

Here’s a bit of a catch-up.

Mirabelle had thought she and Summer were happy. Being a single parent may not be ideal, but they coped well with their situation. Sure, bringing up a teenaged girl on her own was hard work, and they had their ups and downs, but they were pals as well as mother and daughter. She might not have planned her, but she was certainly glad she had Summer, and would not have liked to be without her. They’d built a life together, sorted out some kind of routine, and were happy. On a day to day basis, Mirabelle reckoned that’s all you could ask for.

 Then Summer disappears one Friday night and Mirabelle is left searching for her daughter, not knowing if Summer is alive or dead, went of her own accord or was taken against her will. Casting all other concerns aside – food, sleep, work, relationships – in her desperate need to find the answers, she takes to the streets of Edinburgh in search of Summer. Searching along wynds snaking behind old buildings, through ancient doors and tiny spiral stairways, showing Summer’s photograph to everyone she meets in shops, museums and nightclubs, Mirabelle becomes a reluctant detective, gathering clues, trying to make sense of them in order to find her missing daughter.

Meanwhile, Mirabelle gains a reputation for finding missing people and reuniting them with their loved ones. As people turn up on her doorstep asking for help, her kitchen becomes the hub of an unofficial missing persons agency.

Traces of Red, the second in the off-beat Reluctant Detective Series about Mirabelle and missing people, is the sum of several interwoven stories about an abandoned baby, two missing young women, a missing husband … and a dead body. Why did one of them abandoned a baby in an Edinburgh pub? Which one of them lies face-down in the river? Mirabelle finds herself running an unofficial Missing Person’s Bureau from her flat in Edinburgh, and DI Sam Burns seems happy to use her expertise to help him find these people, and learn how their stories interlink.

In Book One of this series, Mirabelle’s search was centred in Edinburgh, widening out to include the Scottish countryside further North in Book Two. Now, in Book Three, Mirabelle is off to the Island of Skye.


18 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. The Story Reading Ape
    Jun 28, 2016 @ 11:30:18

    Reblogged this on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog and commented:

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  2. Wendy Janes
    Jun 28, 2016 @ 13:03:19

    Congratulations, my friend. Happy Launch Day!

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  3. Ginnie Lumsden
    Jun 28, 2016 @ 13:14:43

    I’ll order it from Amazon!

    Sent from my iPad


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  4. JP McLean
    Jun 28, 2016 @ 16:00:43


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  5. Let's CUT the Crap!
    Jun 28, 2016 @ 19:16:26

    Captivating reading. Congratulations on launch day. 🙂

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  6. lovessiamese
    Jun 28, 2016 @ 20:52:00

    Reblogged this on TheKingsKidChronicles and commented:
    I read the sample of Book 3 (Rusty Gold) and was so impressed I added it to my wish list. Think I’d better add the first two as well. Re-blogged from

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  7. Vashti Quiroz-Vega
    Jun 29, 2016 @ 17:58:48

    Congratulations Christine! The book cover art is gorgeous! Sharing!

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  8. Mahendrakumar Singh
    Aug 07, 2016 @ 13:28:57

    Love writers and their writings.I hv not yet read Christine Campbell’s books but will manage to read all her books.

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