By Alex Gray
The latest William Lorimer investigation from bestselling author Alex Gray. Glasgow-set crime at its most thrilling.
'Brings Glasgow to life in the same way Ian Rankin evokes Edinburgh' Daily Mail
New Year's Eve should be a time for celebrating. But for Detective Superintendent William Lorimer, this is one night he will never forget...
Called to a house after gunshots are reported, the carnage Lorimer finds there leaves him traumatised and questioning his future with Police Scotland.
Meanwhile, the body count is rising on Glasgow's streets. A number of known addicts are dying from accidental overdoses, but something's not adding up. Where would the city's poorest residents get hold of high-quality morphine?
As Lorimer struggles to return to duty, he spots a link between the deaths and a previous case involving the euthanasia of vulnerable patients. It seems the man responsible has resurfaced - and this time he's got the backing of a dangerous criminal from Glasgow's underworld.
Can Lorimer and his team get the killer off the streets for good before more innocent people die?
Alex Gray was born and educated in Glasgow. After studying English and Philosophy at the University of Strathclyde, she worked as a visiting officer for the DHSS, a time she looks upon as postgraduate education since it proved a rich source of character studies. She then trained as a secondary school teacher of English. Alex began writing professionally in 1993 and had immediate success with short stories, articles and commissions for BBC radio programmes. She has been awarded the Scottish Association of Writers' Constable and Pitlochry trophies for her crime writing. A regular on the Scottish bestseller lists, her previous novels include Five Ways to Kill a Man, Glasgow Kiss, Pitch Black, The Riverman, Never Somewhere Else, The Swedish Girl and Keep the Midnight Out. She is the co-founder of the international Scottish crime writing festival, Bloody Scotland, which had its inaugural year in 2012.
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23 Mar 2017
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Few have matched the sustained high quality of [Alex Gray's] output ...What she delivers is sound characterisation, convincing Glaswegian atmosphere and superior writing — The Times
Alex Gray has been building a reputation as one of the most reliable practitioners of crime fiction at work today — Good Book Guide