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Stitch Up

A Best Defence Mystery, #4

William McIntyre

Stitch Up by William McIntyre

Scots Magazine Book of the Month, November 2018

Newly-wed and happy, criminal lawyer Robbie Munro can surely stay out of trouble. But when an old flame wants him to investigate the death of her fiancé, his problems begin. A notorious child-murderer might soon be free because prosecution evidence was fabricated – and it was Robbie’s dad who secured the conviction.

With time running out, can Robbie uncover the truth?

RRP: £8.99
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781912240289
Publication Date: 16/08/2018

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William McIntyre
William McIntyre is a partner in Scotland’s oldest law firm Russel + Aitken, specialising in criminal defence. William has been instructed in many interesting and high-profile cases over the years...


‘A deft slice of Caledonian crime... rings viscerally true, thanks no doubt to McIntyre's lifelong experience in criminal law.’

The Times

‘A compelling, well-plotted mystery.’

The Herald

‘In this new release, he does not disappoint in bringing his trademark nail-biting, dark-humoured writing, with twists and gut-wrenching surprises that leave you thinking, ‘just one more page please…’’

Scottish Field

‘My heart lifts when I hear there is a new Robbie book heading my way. [Stitch Up] rattles along at the usual breathtaking pace. I can tell you no more: all I will say is, don’t do the old Agatha Christie trick of reading the last page first.’

The Journal of the Law Society of Scotland

‘I love this series – funny, insightful, great characters, witty and absorbing... Stitch Up was possibly my favourite one yet.’


‘Gripping, intriguing, and darkly witty at times, STITCH UP by William McIntyre is a cracking story that will leave you wanting more from the main characters. ’

Linda, Books of All Kinds blog

‘Stitch Up is a book we'd recommend to all fans of Tartan Noir who want something just a little different.’

Undiscovered Scotland

‘I really enjoyed the legal spin on the traditional crime thriller... Very clever.’

A Little Book Problem blog

‘Would highly recommend this un-put-downable and fast-paced read.’

Beauty Balm blog

‘A cracking read, cleverly plotted, engaging characters, humorous and it is clear William McIntyre knows his subject matter well.’

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On The Blog

Blog tour: Stitch Up

Over the past two weeks we've been celebrating the publication of the new Best Defence novel. We had great fun at the launch last Friday, and are looking forward to...

On The Blog

On the Blog: Stitch Up

This week we are celebrating the publication of Stitch Up, the brand new Best Defence Mystery from William McIntyre. Newly-wed and happy, criminal lawyer Robbie Munro can surely stay out...