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    Troubled Waters
    Gillian Galbraith - Hardback - Polygon
    A young, disabled girl is lost on a winter's night in Leith, unable to help herself or find her way home. Someone is combing the streets, frantically searching for her. Within hours of her disappearance, a body is washed up on Beamer Rock, a tiny island in the Forth being used as part of the foundations for the new Queensferry Bridge. No sooner has Detective Inspector Alice Rice managed to discover the identity of that body than another one is washed up on the edge of the estuary, in Belhaven Bay. What is the connection between the two bodies? Has the killer any other victims in their sights and if so, can Alice solve the puzzle before another life is taken?
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    The Valley Of Fear
    Arthur Conan Doyle - Paperback - Penguin Classics
    From the annals of Dr Watson comes this dark tale of Sherlock Holmes' early encounter with Professor Moriarty. When Holmes and Watson receive a cipher from one of Moriarty's henchmen warning of dark doings at a manor house, they find themselves on the trail of a murderer.
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    Iain Banks - Book with sound disc - Hachette Audio
    A few spliffs, a spot of mild S&M, phone through the copy of tomorrow's front page, catch up with the latest from your mystery source - just a regular day at the office for free-wheeling, substance-abusing Cameron Colley, a fully paid-up Gonzo hack on an Edinburgh newspaper. He senses a scoop and checks out a series of bizarre deaths from a few years ago, only to find that the police are checking out a series of bizarre deaths from right now - and he might know more about it than he'd care to admit.
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    A Pound Of Flesh
    Alex Gray - Book with sound disc - Hachette Audio
    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.
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    The Swedish Girl
    Alex Gray - Book with sound disc - Hachette Audio
    When Kirsty Wilson lands a room in a luxury Glasgow flat owned by Swedish fellow student Eva Magnusson she can't believe her luck. But Kirsty's delight turns to terror when she finds the beautiful 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.
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    The Case Of The Black Pearl
    Lin Anderson - Paperback - Severn House Paperbacks
    Content to leave his controversial past behind him and enjoy a more relaxed, hedonistic lifestyle on a converted houseboat in the glamorous French resort of Cannes, enigmatic Englishman Patrick de Courvoiser is known as 'Le Limier' or 'Fixer'. People come to him with their problems - and he fixes them. However, when Camille Ager asks Patrick to find her sister, Angele Valette, star of the new movie 'The Black Pearl', Patrick's laidback lifestyle is dealt a terminal blow. Last seen at the film's lavish launch party on board the luxurious black yacht owned by Russian oligarch Vasily Chapayev, the funds behind the movie and owner of the famous black pearl, Angele seems to have vanished into thin air - and so has the pearl.
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    Bad Blood
    Aline Templeton - Paperback - Allison & Busby
    Marnie Bruce can remember everything she has ever seen. Everything except one fateful night when she was 11: she woke up in a remote cottage in Scotland with a head injury and her mother gone. 20 years later the disappearance of Karen Bruce is a case DI Marjory Fleming would rather not reopen. But the ripple effect of Marnie's return to the small town in Galloway seems to unnerve the locals and reveals inextricable, terrible links to a monstrous crime committed decades before. Can Fleming fit the puzzle together before it's too late? And will the truth be one Marnie wants to remember?
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    Lawless & The Flowers Of Sin: A Lawless Novel
    William Sutton - Paperback - Exhibit A
    A foundation for fallen women. A chess automaton. An impossible theft. Reluctant inspector of vice, Lawless must take a fruitless reckoning of London's shadowy nether world. Hyposcrisy, double standards: just what we expect from stuffy Victorian society. But Lawless was not expecting the trail that his questions open up: from the erotic booksellers of Holywell Street down the darkening passageways of Haymarket bordellos to backstreet cast-offs of the high life. When reputations are at threat, those running the show can be merciless in defending them.
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    The Night Hunter
    Caro Ramsay - Hardback - Severn House
    Elvie McCulloch's sister Sophie has been missing for 57 days. She went out for a run - and never came home. Several young women in the area have disappeared in similar circumstances, and Elvie's family fears the worst. As Elvie is driving to her new job late at night, the naked, emaciated body of a young woman crashes from high above onto an oncoming car. Elvie recognizes her as Lorna Lennox, who has been missing for weeks. But why was she up there? Where had she been all this time?
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    As Serious As Death
    Quintin Jardine - Paperback - Headline
    Primavera Blackstone has found a hard-earned contentment in a small Spanish village by the sea. A fiercely protective single mother, she doesn't appreciate an offer of marriage. Nor does she welcome the arrival of a blast from her murky Scottish past; retired cop Ricky Ross, now a private detective and working for Jack Weighley, millionaire owner of a budget airline. Jack is a powerful, persuasive man with deep pockets, someone you don't say 'no' to without considering the consequences. So Primavera teams up with Ricky to investigate a series of mystery assaults on Jack's aircraft. Are they mere acts of vandalism, or the sinister work of Catalan extremists? When Ricky's car is fire-bombed and he narrowly escapes with his life, more questions arise.

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