Not The Life Imagined

A whirlwind of wit and emotional ups and downs
“Both serious and funny, its pages convey the absence of something very significant: sexual equality. Look forward to the next novel!”
Caroline Scott

Medics with a twist
“Great holiday read could not put it down. Lots of twists and turns, exciting glimpse into the naughty side of medics….”
Marlyn Milne

Entertaining novel about the medical world set in Glasgow
“This novel follows the lives of a group of friends who become medical students in Glasgow during the 1960s and shows how their careers and relationships develop over the years up to the late 1980s. This book also gives a clear picture of society of the time, in particular the sexual discrimination faced by the female characters.”
Grace Shaw

The light and dark lives of medics
“You can’t help but become involved and carried along with the moral and ethical dilemmas, emotions and challenges that the characters experience. The storylines grip you and take you on a rollercoaster of emotions as you follow, question and discover shocking revelations and delightful events in equal measure.Can thoroughly recommend!”
Polly Beck

Great read
“I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. Interesting story that kept me engrossed.”
Jean Crawford

Cracking pace
“So much to love about this book, great pace through the lives, studies, loves and careers of 70’s graduates. Great to read a book set in the west of Scotland; great historical detail such as the Ibrox disaster. Anne weaves these into the lives of her characters creating genuine shout out ‘oh no’ moments. I would love to see this as a TV series.”
Julie Hall

Entertaining Read
“I ordered my copy and picked it up at Waterstones in Braehead. Even while sitting in the Cafe I started to read the story. It was fast-paced from the first sentence, well written, and very thought-provoking. The inside look at the health service in the 70s is an eye-opener if this really is fact turned into fiction. All I can say is I hope the female junior doctors and nurses of today do not experience the type of harassment and advances on yesteryear. I want to say so much but don’t want to give away any spoilers. A good read that will keep the reader engrossed until the end. An ideal book to take on holiday at this time of year especially if you are a health worker and Scottish.”
Grahame Anderson

Fab holiday read!
“Raunchy in parts and definitely thought provoking! A must read!”

Not The Deaths Imagined

“… not to be missed by Crime and Mystery enthusiasts. A thrilling story with relatable characters and a strong plot.”

This “…an intelligent thriller, full of interesting characters and with a truly unsettling villain…”
“I enjoyed it immensely…. well written and an interesting read, combining the interesting medical world with malpractice, negligence, and even murder.”

“It’s a slow burn… an irresistible mystery with an astounding ending. I loved this book!”

“deliciously dark and devilish!”
“I loved this book from start to finish. … fun and entertaining to read. The characterisation was brilliant, the pacing superb.”

“I really enjoyed this book. I hope there’s more!”

“It is good. Really good. And has a very distinctive style to it that I found truly compelling.”

“… an excellent plot and characters that are relatable and definitely fully developed.”
“… as good, if not better than Not The Life Imagined. A crime fiction story again based upon the medical profession and the quality shines through”

“a gripping medical mystery novel”

“… there is tension and fear too as the story hurtles towards its terrifying conclusion. Highly recommended.”

“A story of deaths and deceit and dodgy doctors”
“…the book gallops along to a rousing and frightening climax.”

“This sensational story twists and turns towards a thrilling crescendo…”

“a contemporary marriage of the style of Agatha Christie… superb details and fantastic cast of victims and villains…  combined with the laconic humour, charm and body count of Midsomer Murders.”

The Carnelian Tree

A cosy mystery
“A cosy mystery set in Oxford among a group of miscellaneous post-grads, this book actually manages to blend in some espionage, political commentary, action and romance, alongside the more traditional amateur murder investigation”

One of the most entertaining novels I’ve read
“A cosy crime with a twist. This is one of the most entertaining novels I’ve read in the genre. In fact, I would say it was more than cosy and a new type of genre I haven’t discovered until now.”

A clever whodunit
“Full of wit, humour and brilliant narrative, The Carnelian Tree transports you to the darker side of Oxford and introduces you to a clever whodunit.”
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Gives Alexander McCall Smith cause to look over his shoulder
“This third novel by retired GP Anne Pettigrew has made me impatient to read her next story! Her work should be far more widely read and gives Alexander McCall Smith cause to look over his shoulder!”
Lynda Norris    27 March 2023

“This is very much a romp – a rollicking good read with an engaging main character and some nice touches of humour.”
Grace Shaw     21 Oct 2022

If you like a more mysterious rather than bloody murder
“At times this story felt almost like a comedy … if you like a more mysterious rather than bloody murder then this is definitely one for you. It is one I would happily recommend.”
Yvonne B         23 Dec 2022

“A very enjoyable book which kept me guessing all the way to the end.”
Cindy Robb      23 Dec 2022

“Vivid and exciting characters who zest with life. The author interweaves the rich culture and history of Oxford , to full advantage in the story.”
Mgt Spence 28 Oct 2022