(born 1951 - ) - Glasgow
Alex Gray was born and raised in Glasgow. After brief jobs as a folk singer and a visiting officer for the DSS, she taught English for ten years. She retired from teaching in 1992 due to illness, and became a full-time novelist. Her first novel, Never Somewhere Else, introduced her character of DCI Lorimer and was published in 2003. She has since written three other crime novels, all set in Glasgow.
Gray has won the Scottish Association of Writers Constable and Pitlochry trophies for her novels.
She is a member of Femmes Fatales, alongside fellow crime writers Alanna Knight and Lin Anderson
- Add to BasketFive Ways To Kill A Man - Hardback
As DCI Lorimer sees in the New Year, a killer is loose on the streets of Glasgow. Hood up, suddenly appearing out of the shadows, this dark figure is experimenting with murder, again & again. Faced with a string of seemingly unconnected victims, Lorimer turns to psychologist & friend Solly Brightman for his insights.
- Add to BasketGlasgow Kiss - Paperback
From the author of 'Never Somewhere Else' and 'Shadows of Sounds', this is an atmospheric mystery set in Glasgow and featuring DCI William Lorimer. This time, Lorimer has two missing persons to find. With hope fading, it becomes a breakneck race against time to find the missing girls.
- Never Somewhere Else - Paperback
When a series of young women are discovered strangled and mutilated in a Glasgow park, it is up to DCI Lorimer to find their killer.
- Pitch Black - Paperback
When Chief Inspector Lorimer returns from his holiday on the island of Mull, he feels a welcome sense of calm. But it doesn't last long. Kelvin FC's new midfielder is found brutally stabbed to death in his own home and, with his wife apprehended trying to leave the country, a seemingly straightforward new case begins.
- Add to BasketA Pound Of Flesh - Hardback
Detective Inspector Lorimer's worst nightmare is a serial killer loose in his city. But two serial killers operating at once in Glasgow is a nightmare come to life. When the latest murder is that of a prominent politician, Lorimer finds the media's relentless scrutiny turned on his investigation.
- The Riverman - Paperback
When the dead body of a man is fished out of Glasgow's River Clyde the morning after an office celebration, it looks like a case of accidental death. An anonymous telephone call and a forensic toxicology test, however, give DCI Lorimer reason to think otherwise.
- Shadows Of Sounds - Paperback
The Glasgow Orchestra are rehearsing to perform, but little do they know they are set to be outplayed by the sequence of events happening backstage.
- Add to BasketSleep Like The Dead - Paperback
Everyone is searching for Billy Brogan and his sister, Marianne. Marianne's ex-husband, Kenneth Scott, is gunned down in his home and Billy is on the run to Spain, with the money that was meant to pay the hit man who killed Kenneth. Now the hit man remains in Glasgow, seeking not just his fee for his job but the elusive Marianne.
- A Small Weeping - Paperback
The body of a prostitute is discovered in a Glasgow station, sparking a murder hunt that focuses on the city's seamier side. But when the body of a nurse is found dead in a private clinic, with her corpse positioned in an identical way to that of the first victim, DCI Lorimer must decide if this is the work of a serial killer.
- Add to BasketThe Swedish Girl - Hardback
18-year-old Kirsty Wilson can't believe her luck when she lands a room in a luxury Glasgow flat owned by the beautiful Eva Magnusson, a wealthy fellow student from Stockholm. But her initial delight turns to terror when Kirsty finds the Swedish girl lying dead in their home and their male flatmate accused of her murder. Kirsty refuses to accept that he is guilty and, inspired by family friend Detective Superintendent Lorimer, sets out to clear his name. Meanwhile, Lorimer calls on his trusted colleague, psychologist Solly Brightman, to help unravel the truth behind the enigmatic Eva's life and death. But it is not long until another woman, bearing a marked resemblance to Eva, is brutally murdered in Glasgow. Horrified, Lorimer and his team realise that Kirsty could be right. Is it possible that Glasgow's finest detective has put the wrong man behind bars? And is there a cold-blooded killer out there orchestrating the death of their next innocent victim?