Gillian Galbraith

(born 1957 - ) - Coupar Angus, now Kinross

Gillian Galbraith

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Gillian Galbraith is a former advocate and now Scottish crime writer. Born in Perthshire but raised in Haddington, she studied at the Universities of Edinburgh and Dundee and became a journalist, writing horoscopes for the Dundee Courier and as an agony aunt for a teenage magazine. In 1986 she retrained as a solicitor, and worked for 17 years as an advocate specialising in medical negligence cases.

Galbraith continued to write, and was the legal correspondent for The Scottish Farmer and has written for The Times. Following the birth of her daughter in 1999 she started writing fiction, and her first crime novel Blood in the Water was published in 2009. She has now written four crime novels featuring Edinburgh-based DS Alice Rice (who is based at St Leonards Police Station, the same as Ian Rankin's DI Rebus).

Gillian Galbraith now lives near Kinross with her family and a number of farmyard animals.

  • Cover scan of Blood In The Water
    Blood In The Water - Paperback
    We follow Edinburgh's latest fictional detective Alice Rice as she races against time and an implacable killer to solve a series of grisly murders amongst Edinburgh's professional elite in the well-to-do New Town.
  • Cover scan of Dying Of The Light
    Dying Of The Light - Paperback
    Midwinter, a freezing night in Leith, near Edinburgh's red light district. A policewoman's flashlight stabs the darkness in a snow-covered cemetery. The circle of light stops on a colourless, dead face. So begins the hunt for a serial murderer of prostitutes in Gillian Galbraith's third Alice Rice mystery.
  • Cover scan of No Sorrow To Die
    No Sorrow To Die - Hardback
    As Heather Brodie kisses her lover goodnight, back at home her disabled husband lies dead, his throat cut from ear to ear. Who wanted Gavin Brodie dead? Many people, including Gavin Brodie. Devastated by an incurable illness, he pleaded to be allowed to die.
  • Cover scan of The Road To Hell
    The Road To Hell - Hardback
    When the body of a half-clothed woman is discovered in an Edinburgh park, a murder investigation is launched. Soon after, the naked corpse of a prominent clergyman is found, also in a park. DS Alice Rice wonders if the same killer is at work, and if so, what is the connection between the apparently motiveless attacks?
  • Cover scan of Where The Shadow Falls
    Where The Shadow Falls - Paperback
    When the body of a retired Sheriff is discovered in his house in the New Town of Edinburgh, DS Alice Rice finds herself hunting his killer. The search leads her to an unfamiliar world where wind farm developers and protestors face each other with daggers drawn.