Hunter’s Chase by Val Penny

The first of the Edinburgh Crime Series

Gripped from the first page by this action-packed crime thriller.

5.0 out of 5 stars 

Gripped from the first page by this action-packed crime thriller.

My review on 23 August 2022

“I was gripped from the first page by this action-packed crime thriller. When a new supply of cocaine hits the streets of Edinburgh, DI Hunter Wilson and his team of detectives pull out all the stops to find the supplier. Soon their attention is transferred to murder when a dead body is found on a golf course – and, as the book goes on, there is a great deal more for Hunter and his team to do. Hunter’s Chase is a great start to the Hunter series. It has everything to keep a reader turning the pages. The characters – villains as well as cops – are memorable and easy to relate to. I enjoyed reading about their lives, and what had brought them to this point in time. Hunter’s Chase is a cracking crime thriller with wit and humour as well as edge-of-the-seat suspense and danger. If you like cleverly written twists and turns, I highly recommend you read, Hunter’s Chase.”


Hunter by name – Hunter by nature: DI Hunter Wilson will not rest until Edinburgh is safe.

Detective Inspector Hunter Wilson knows there is a new supply of cocaine flooding his city, and he needs to find the source, but his attention is transferred to murder when a corpse is discovered in the grounds of a golf course.

Shortly after the post-mortem, Hunter witnesses a second murder, but that is not the end of the slaughter. With a young woman’s life also hanging in the balance, the last thing Hunter needs is a new man on his team: Detective Constable Tim Myerscough, the son of his nemesis, the former Chief Constable Sir Peter Myerscough.

Hunter’s perseverance and patience are put to the test time after time in this first novel in the DI Wilson Crime series.

Val Penny is an American author living in SW Scotland. She has two adult daughters of whom she is justly proud and lives with her husband and two cats. She has a Law degree from Edinburgh University and her MSc from Napier University. She has had many jobs including hairdresser, waitress, lawyer, banker, azalea farmer and lecturer.

Author Val Penny

More great crime thrillers by Val Penny – The Edinburgh Crime Mysteries and The Jane Renwick Thrillers.


SHADOW SLEEPER – by Madalyn Morgan


Dudley Green Associates
Private Investigation Agency
Book 2

Sick of working amidst the lies and bureaucracy at the Home Office Ena Green, nee Dudley, resigns and starts her own investigating agency where she is later joined by her old work colleague, Artie Mallory.

During 1960, Rupert Highsmith, lover of Ena’s associate Artie Mallory, receives anonymous letters and compromising photographs taken twenty-four years earlier in Berlin. While researching the parentage of a young woman claiming to be the daughter of Ena’s friend, Priscilla Galbraith, Highsmith is almost killed in a hit and run. The investigation takes Ena to Shetland where she learns that the would-be assassin of Highsmith (and PM Stanley Baldwin in 1936) is dead.

Who wants to kill Rupert Highsmith, and more importantly, why? Who took the compromising photographs in 1936? And is the girl who says she’s Priscilla’s daughter the child that was stolen nineteen years ago?

Shadow Sleeper has featured on Val Penny’s Blog:

Shadow Sleeper – Book 10 in The Dudley Sisters’ Saga and book 2 in Ena Green, nee Dudley’s Private Investigation Series. It is on Amazon, in paperback, Kindle and KindleUnlimited.