Deeside writing duo print first post indyref novel

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Following the success of their first novels earlier this year, a local husband and wife writing team have published two newtales.

Jim Forbes and Elinor Hunter, who set up publishing company Kinord Books, have two new books vying for space on bookshelves, with Jim able to claim his latest offering as Scotland’s first post-referendum novel.

‘Scotch and Water’ by Jim Forbes was published just as the result of the Referdendum on Independence was declared on September 19 this year.

In the aftermath of the historic ‘no’ vote, a violent ultra-nationalist cell plots mayhem. The murder of a metal detector hobbyist and city council corruption combine in a web of political, criminal and terrorist intrigue.

Elinor’s latest novel, ‘Sharpster’, is described as a gripping psychological drama set in the 1960s. American student Kelton MacLeod meets local girl Carol Cooper at Aberdeen University. They marry after she becomes pregnant, and settle in St Louis, Missouri. Though his career brings wealth and success, she realises too late that he is a cunning womaniser and a psychopath …

The Deeside couple’s second novels, published by Kinord Books, can be sampled free at or purchased in paperback or e-book form for Kindle on Amazon.