NO FACE IN THE MIRROR
In the third novel written around him, the psychiatrist Gregor Maclean has the task of straightening out his friend, Dr Ewan Sutherland, who is running an experimental psychiatric unit but who seems to be himself mentally unstable.
As one orderly says: ‘Imagine living in a nuthouse where the nuts are in charge.’ Maclean moves into the unit, Beauchamp Manor, and first has to deal with the mystery of a girl thought to have committed suicide.
Quickly he realises it was murder by a dangerous psychopath who might kill again, this time a wealthy woman patient. Sutherland resists and resents his attempts to help him and Maclean suspects he is being blackmailed for some dark secret. Finally, he tracks down the psychopath, but not before he has killed Sutherland and another inmate.