Keep The Midnight Out
By Alex Gray
A gruesome Glasgow cold case comes back to haunt Detective Superintendent Lorimer in this gripping new crime novel.
When the body of a red-haired young man is washed up on the shore of the beautiful Isle of Mull, Detective Superintendent Lorimer's tranquil holiday away from the gritty streets of Glasgow is rudely interrupted. The body has been bound with twine in a ghoulishly unnatural position and strongly reminds Lorimer of another murder: a twenty year old Glasgow case that he failed to solve as a newly fledged detective constable and which has haunted him ever since.
As local cop DI Stevie Crozier takes charge of the island murder investigation, Lorimer tries to avoid stepping on her toes. But as the similarities between the young man's death and his cold case grow more obvious, Lorimer realises that there could be a serial killer on the loose after all these years.
As the action switches dramatically between the Mull murder and the Glasgow cold case twenty years earlier, Lorimer tries desperately to catch a cold-hearted killer. Has someone got away with murder for decades?
Alex Gray was born and educated in Glasgow. She has been awarded the Scottish Association of Writers' Constable and Pitlochry trophies for her crime writing and is the co-founder of the Bloody Scotland international crime writing festival. Married with a son and daughter, she lives in Scotland and is currently writing the next book in the Detective Lorimer series.
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05 Nov 2015
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Few have matched the sustained high quality of [Alex Gray's] output over twelve novels... What she delivers is sound characterisation, convincing Glaswegian atmosphere and superior writing. — The Times on KEEP THE MIDNIGHT OUT
Keep the Midnight Out is one of Alex Gray's very best books. The series featuring her protagonist Detective Superintendent Lorimer has gone from strength to strength. — Good Book Guide
As Gray turns up the tension there's a manhunt across the wilderness of Scotland's Ardnamurchan Peninsula, and more twists and surprises round every corner in this skilfully crafted thriller. — Peterborough Evening Telegraph on Keep the Midnight Out
The back story is moving, and the search for the killer dramatic as the story switches between the Mull killing and Lorimer's cold case in Glasgow of twenty years earlier. Highly recommended. — Mystery People on Keep the Midnight Out
This Scottish author is at the top of her game. — Daily Record
The new master of Scottish crime writing. — Scottish Daily Express
Move over Rebus. — Daily Mirror
Brings Glasgow to life in the same way Ian Rankin evokes Edinburgh. — Daily Mail