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The Riverman: Pitch Black
- Paperback - Sphere
This is a collection of two Chief Inspector Lorimer novels from Alex Gray - 'The Riverman' and 'Pitch Black'.
Closed For Winter
- Paperback - Sandstone
Ove Bakkerud, newly separated and extremely disillusioned, is looking forward to a final quiet weekend at his summer home before closing for winter. But, when the tourists leave, less welcome visitors arrive and Bakkerud's cottage is ransacked by burglars. Next door, however, there is an even more shocking discovery - the body of a man who has been beaten to death. Police Inspector William Wisting has witnessed grotesque murders before, but the desperation he sees in this latest murder is something new.
Evil For Evil
- Paperback - Allison & Busby
Lovatt Island is one of a group of uninhabited islands, near the isolated village of Innellan in south-west Scotland. The skeleton found in one of its sea-caves, shackled to the rock, looks like the relic of some long ago conflict between rival smuggling gangs, but the modern watch clasped around its bony wrist gives the lie to that.
- Hardback - Hodder & Stoughton
Murder, lies, betrayal: 'Knife Edge' is the explosive sequel to 'Eye Contact'.
- Paperback - Headline
Oliver Rathbone, William Monk's close friend, has presided brilliantly over his first cases as a judge. But the next will bring a far greater challenge. Abel Taft, a charismatic minister adored by his congregation, stands accused of terrible corruption and fraud which has ruined the lives of those he's betrayed. In court, each victim affirms Taft's guilt, but when the defence's star witness tears their stories apart, the case seems lost. Rathbone realises he holds a piece of evidence that could change the outcome of the trial and bring true justice, but can he, as the judge, become involved?
Close To The Bone
- Paperback - Harper
Someone's leaving little knots of bones outside Detective Inspector Logan McRae's house, but he's got more pressing things to worry about. Rival drug gangs are fighting over product and territory; two teenage lovers are missing; someone's crippling Asian immigrants; and Logan's been lumbered with an ambitious new Detective Sergeant, a mountain of paperwork, and the unwelcome attention of his superiors and the local crime boss.
Death On Blackheath
- Hardback - Headline
Greenwich, 1897. A macabre scene is discovered outside a house on Shooters Hill. There has been a vicious fight, and amid the bloodstains are locks of long auburn hair. Thomas Pitt, head of Special Branch, is called: this is the home of Dudley Kynaston, a minister with access to some of the government's most dangerous secrets, and any inquiry must be handled with utmost discretion.
The Return Of Sherlock Holmes
- Paperback - William Collins
Three years have passed since Sherlock Holmes and his nemesis Moriarty vanished into the abyss of the Reichenbach falls. In that time the criminals of London have been able to sleep safe in their beds. Now, with London in great need of a protector, Holmes makes his return.
Nor Will He Sleep
- Paperback - Polygon
1887. The streets of Edinburgh seethe with youthful anarchy as two rival gangs of students, Scarlet Runners and White Devils, try to outdo each other in wild exploits. After a pitched battle between them, an old woman is found savagely battered to death in Leith Harbour. Enter Inspector James McLevy, a little more grizzled, but unchanging in his fierce desire to mete out justice. As the inspector delves further he meets up with one Robert Louis Stevenson, in the city to bury his recently deceased father.
Where The Dead Men Go
- Paperback - Faber and Faber
After three years in the wilderness, hardboiled reporter Gerry Conway is back at his desk at the Glasgow Tribune. But three years is a long time on newspapers and things have changed. Once the paper's star reporter, Conway now plays second fiddle to his former protege, crime reporter Martin Moir. When Moir's body turns up in a flooded quarry, Conway is drawn deeper into the city's criminal underworld as he looks for the truth about his colleague's death. In this, the second book in the 'Conway Trilogy', McIlvanney explores the murky interface of crime and politics in the New Scotland.