Tuesday 28 November 2017


Two this week from another unread, languishing on the Kindle author – McDroll! 

Not someone I know a great deal about, other than I liked the look of these two short story collections when browsing.

From her Amazon author page…….

McDroll lives in Argyll, Scotland which is easily one of the most beautiful places in the world, steeped in history from prehistoric standing stones to Celtic crosses or castles and countless lochs and glens.

She sits at night, laptop on knees and writes about murders…well, what else would she do?

She has an author Facebook page (somewhat inactive) here and a Twitter account - @McDroll

Both collections come in around the 70-odd page mark, so not too much of an investment time-wise. What am I waiting for then?


KICK IT TOGETHER is McDroll's 10 original crime/noir stories now together in one amazing edition!

Read about Gemma Dixon, the young CID officer who doesn't stand for any nonsense from her male colleagues and can kick and punch her way out of any difficult situation.

Drowning tells the story of a support for learning teacher who comes to the end of the road in more than one sense.

McDroll writes about people on the edge, struggling to survive against the odds and the momentous decisions they have to take to survive.


Ten plate-steel short stories with a beating heart. A great mixture of noir, crime, humour and slice-of-life dramas.

McDroll’s crime fiction has a nip of noir and a splattering of Scottish humour and can be found floating around in the digital world, most notably in Shotgun Honey, All Due Respect and Near To The Knuckle. Other stories can be found in the anthologies Off the Record, The Lost Children, Burning Bridges and True Brit Grit.

McDroll is the author of the crime novella The Wrong Delivery and the short story collections Kick It Together and Kick It With Conviction.


  1. I've not read McDroll's work, either, Col, but it sounds as though it packs a punch. And I do like wit mixed in with my crime fiction when it's done well. I'll be interested to see what you think of these.

    1. Margot, I shall try and get to at least one of these collections in the next month or so. They aren't over-long and while they are fresh in my mind I will try and enjoy some of her Scottish wit.

  2. Thanks so much for your interest. Hope you get round to reading my short stories and I hope you enjoy. I'm currently working on a longer piece that I hope will see the light of day eventually! Cheers! McDroll x

    1. Fiona, thanks for stopping by. I'll let you know how I go with these. Good luck with the current project, I'll keep an eye out for it.

  3. McDroll is a great name, and I'm all for you reading more female authors...

    1. A cracking name. I'm trying to improve in that regard - not always successful though.