Troubador The Trials of Sally Dunning and A Clerical Murder

Released: 28/03/2018

ISBN: 9781788038126

Format: Paperback

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The Trials of Sally Dunning and A Clerical Murder


Great interest is shown on Rousay and Orkney as The Crazy Psychologist is set there. I'll be on Orkney in May for book sales.

Johnston Press about to interview me over The Trials of Sally Dunning.

A Lingering Crime being taken up by Police Scotland and several Sheriffs and solicitors. It will be sold, as well as the Trials of Sally Dunning at the November conference of the Scottish Association for the Study of Offending. The first is about historical abuse and Sally is based on the true story of a neighbour who is autistic and suffered at the hands of two drug dealers.

****BREAKING NEWS**** Lady Anne Smith, chair of the Historic Abuse Inquiry in Scotland likes A Lingering Crime and I will be speaking about this book at the Scottish Association for the Study of Offending Annual Conference in November 2018.

Wigan's landmark Plantaion gates appear on the cover of a new book written by a Scottish author who is a regular visitor to the town. The book, The Trials of Sally Dunning, is about a woman with autism who is befriended by a pair of Wigan drug dealers. Mr Caldwell said "The first scene is at the gates. She gets lost in the Plantations." Look out for the Lancashire tongue woven into the dialogue which moves the story along. Despite the tough subject of the book, Sally's life turns around spectacularly. Mr Caldwell spent nine months writing this book and some people who received the text before it was published have sung its praises. The book is now publised and can be obtained through Matador Publishers at £9.99 It certainly puts Wigan on the map in a positive light. Gaynor Clarke

by Wigan Observer by Gaynor Clarke

4.0 out of 5 starsTwo for the price of one
2 April 2018
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You get two for the price of one with this book. There are two separate stories (novellas) each involving a crime being committed, but there , the similarity ends. In The Trials of Sally Dunning, an autistic young woman is cheated by some low life thugs, who eventually get their come-uppance. In A Clerical Murder , which involves a very wide variety of clerics from different religions, there is no happy ending. Both stories are well written and make a good read.

by Nic on Amazon

The book, The Trials of Sally Dunning will be published in March next year, it's set in Wigan and written by Scottish author Miller Caldwell who is married to Jocelyn the daughter of Dr and Mrs France, Doctor France was a well known and respected GP in Wigan, I'm led to believe his surgery was on Greenhough Street, the family come down to Wigan to visit Mrs France who still lives locally.

His other books have got excellent reviews so this one may well be a good read too, so look out for it as it could be in the local libraries and booksellers.

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I'm currently reading The Last Shepherd by the same author which I ordered from Amazon, it's set in Dumfries and Galloway and a grippingly good read too.

by Sally Read

A Dumfries Author has released his 23rd and 24th books. Miller Caldwell has published The Trials of Sally Dunning which also includes A Clerical Murder. The Trials of Sally Dunning is about a vulnerable adult in Dumfries who was mugged and assaulted. It is a story with an unexpectedly happy ending. Mille said " To disguise the victim, I have made him a female and set the story in Wigan, Lancashire. Nevertheless it is a novella in support of vulnerable adults who are so often seen as soft targets. The law must come down hard on the culprits."
He went on to say, 'I have set two novels into one book. This follows the American trend where bumper books are no longer in vogue but the shorter stories are proving popular.
In a Clerical Murder , a psychoanalyst has several clerics on his books. When one of the clerics is murdered it seems obvious who killed him. But was it? Visit Miller's website at

by Dumfries Standard 20.04.18

5.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining and exhilarating read.
29 April 2018
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Both novellas contained in this book are an entertaining and exhilarating read.

by Cyril

Great storyline with good strong characters. Very well written. I would recommend this book to anyone.

by Stephanie Collins

This isn't really a novel, it's actually two novellas in one, and they are both quite good. The first is quite heart breaking when we realise that an autistic and brain damaged Sally is manipulated and beaten up by a drug dealing duo who are eventually caught and incarcerated. Unfortunately Sally isn't perceived as the most reliable of witnesses in front of the magistrate. The second novella involves murder of a client from Dr. Tony Scriven's group therapy session. The culprit, they believe becomes immediately apparent, until doubt is cast upon their assumption which leads to a very interesting read. These were both interesting and particularly suitable for fans of short stories. They were well written and engaging. I read them both quickly and enjoyed them equally.

by Clara

Miller H Caldwell

I served on the committee of the Society of Authors in Scotland. I was the events manager. I have published 23 books since starting to be a full time author in 2003.

I was the camp manger (Post earthquake 2005) in the NWFP of Pakistan and was first to alert authorities that Osama bin Laden was in Abbotabad. I was the Regional Reporter to the Children's Hearings (The Scottish legal system for placing children on supervision or care.)

Now with increasing memory problems, my last book may have been written although I have written an unpublished novel. Having great editors to change my work is a super help. So to Alan, David in France and Alex on Jura, thanks team.

Caught having just put down my accordion

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