Binge reading series

DS Coupland Salford Detective Series:

Fragile Cord          Book 1

A Place of Safety  Book 2

One Bad Turn        Book 3 

Absent                    Book 4

Flesh and Blood    Book 5

Sticks and Stones Book 6

You heard it here first: There’s now a DS Coupland box set! Books 1-3 are available to download in one go from today

Perfect for those who like binge reading their crime fiction…THREE BOOKSJPEG1000

Gritty Scottish Crime Series:

Truth Lies Waiting                                 Book 1

The Silence Before The Scream       Book 2

All books are available now from Amazon!

My Edinburgh series is a no holds barred roller-coaster ride through some of the city’s darkest streets, challenging your perception of good vs evil forever…


When the daughter of Edinburgh’s most powerful crime lord is kidnapped all hell breaks loose in the city. Determined to find her without the hindrance of the police Gus McEwan summons his most reliable men to track her down. Davy Johnson, still reeling from witnessing an horrific suicide is in no position to refuse.

As the violence escalates but no ransom note emerges Davy must convince Edinburgh’s most fearsome gangsters that this isn’t about money or power, but something far more primitive.


What readers are saying about THE SILENCE BEFORE THE SCREAM

‘A rollercoaster ride through Edinburgh’s colourful underbelly’.
‘A brilliant read, highly recommended.’
‘I read The Silence Before The Scream rapidly, and the second half in one session. That’s how gripping it was.’
‘Just as good if not better than the first book in the Davy Johnson series, love this author, love the direction she takes, simply brilliant’



Introducing Scottish anti-hero Davy Johnson as he takes on the Edinburgh establishment to clear his name.

Davy Johnson is a young man from an Edinburgh estate with a target on his back.  After a spell in prison he is trying to make a life for himself but one cop won’t leave him alone, following him around and carting him off the station just for the fun of it.

The harassment turns sinister when Davy witnesses his nemesis overstep the mark with a local junkie – and makes the mistake of telling him he’s been seen. What happens next sees Davy framed for a string of murders with no one to help him but the cronies he promised he’d turn his back on when he got out of jail – but what will they want in return?

With the help of an ex con and a local cabbie Davy goes on the run to prove his innocence but as the body count rises he discovers a connection between what’s happening now and an incident involving his father many years before.

Will Davy be able to work out the truth from the lie in time to save the killer’s next victim?

‘The way the story unfolds is riveting…would definitely recommend this book.’

‘Hooked from page 1!’

‘Love it! Action packed story…the reason for a few nightmares.’

‘Would definitely recommend, in fact already have.’

‘Gripping storyline.’

What readers are saying about A PLACE OF SAFETY:

‘Excellent…I didn’t want it to end.’

‘I rate Emma Salisbury as one of my new favourite authors to go to on my kindle bookshelf alongside my old favourites like Michael Connelly and Ian Rankin.’


‘Thoroughly enjoyable sequel that sees the return of DS Coupland and Co.’


DS Coupland returns…

A drive-by shooting leaves a witness in fear for her life. At first the case looks like a local turf war gone wrong, but someone in power is doing everything they can to cover the killer’s tracks. What are they trying to hide?
DS Kevin Coupland, still coming to terms with his wife’s illness has a new DCI to contend with. DS Alex Moreton, due to start her maternity leave at the end of the week has a replacement DC snapping at her comfy low heels.
Will the detectives unravel the tangled web of deceit in time to save a young woman who happened to be in the wrong place at the worst possible time…?
A PLACE OF SAFETY is a fast paced, brutal account of struggling families, overstretched police and modern day gang culture.
This is the second book of the DS Coupland Series.

Praise for FRAGILE CORD:

‘This book is tautly written, well paced with a strong sense of pace.  Could be the start of a smart series.’

‘Author Emma Salisbury slaps you with a surprise right from the get-go and keeps you riveted trying to figure out “why, why, why?” Never during the basic story does she drop you little hints. Not one time. Why does a seemingly normal, happy family get torn asunder?… I was extremely impressed and will not forget Fragile Cord for some time.’

‘I read it in one sitting…I loved it’

‘Kept reading until the night turned into day. This book…hits you full on’

‘A police procedural done right.’

‘Keeps you guessing.’

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FRAGILE CORD is an emotional rollercoaster charting the psychological meltdown of a mother with a deadly secret. It is the first in the DS Coupland series.

Introducing Salford detectives Kevin Coupland and Alex Moreton as they investigate what appears to be a routine murder-suicide. Tracey Kavanagh was her usual upbeat self; right up until the moment she drowned her son and tied a rope around her neck killing herself and her unborn child. For Alex Moreton, this case couldn’t have come at a worse time, battling with her partner over whether to have another child, she is superstitious about pushing their luck – they’re happy enough as they are…aren’t they? DC Kevin Coupland is dealing with a serious assault outside a wine bar in Swinton. Devoted family man Ricky Wilson is brutally stabbed following an altercation with youths while out with his wife and their children to celebrate her birthday. Coupland and Moreton’s cases collide when it transpires that Tracey and Ricky were tragically connected. Is it possible that there could be more to these two investigations than pure coincidence? Or is fate, as Coupland often finds, just having a laugh…..

5 responses to “Books

  1. Ninoska mairena

    Hello. Do yo have any of your books in Spanish?. Thank you so much.


  2. Susan Magee

    Hi, have your books been published in paperback?


  3. Jean Rogers

    I have just finished D S Coupland book 5. Will there be a 6th?


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