Blood Sisters by Jane Corry

Three little girls set off to school one sunny May morning. Within an hour, one of them is dead. Fifteen years later, Alison and Kitty are living separate lives. Kitty lives in a care home. She can’t speak, and she has no memory of the accident that put her here, or her life before it.Continue reading “Blood Sisters by Jane Corry”

The Fourth Monkey by J.D. Barker

That’s the Four Monkey Killer or ‘4MK’. A murderer with a twisted vision and absolutely no mercy. Detective Sam Porter has hunted him for five long years, the recipient of box after box of grisly trinkets carved from the bodies of 4MK’s victims. But now Porter has learnt the killer’s twisted history and is racingContinue reading “The Fourth Monkey by J.D. Barker”

LONGLIST FOR THE McILVANNEY PRIZE SCOTTISH CRIME BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD 2017

Bloody Scotland have announced the longlist for this year’s McIlvanney Prize – and what a fantastic shortlist it is! The winner will be announced at the opening reception at Stirling Castle  and followed by a torchlight procession – open to the public – led by Ian Rankin on his way down to his event celebratingContinue reading “LONGLIST FOR THE McILVANNEY PRIZE SCOTTISH CRIME BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD 2017”

The Marsh King’s Daughter by Karen Dionne

When notorious child abductor – known as the Marsh King – escapes from a maximum security prison, Helena immediately suspects that she and her two young daughters are in danger. No one, not even her husband, knows the truth about Helena’s past: they don’t know that she was born into captivity, that she had noContinue reading “The Marsh King’s Daughter by Karen Dionne”

The Lucky Ones by Mark Edwards

  It was the happiest day of her life. Little did she know it was also the last. When a woman’s body is found in the grounds of a ruined priory, Detective Imogen Evans realises she is dealing with a serial killer—a killer whose victims appear to die in a state of bliss, eyes open,Continue reading “The Lucky Ones by Mark Edwards”

Wolves in the Dark by Gunnar Staalesen, translated by Don Bartlett

  Reeling from the death of his great love, Karin, Varg Veum’s life has descended into a self-destructive spiral of alcohol, lust, grief and blackouts. When traces of child pornography are found on his computer, he’s accused of being part of a paedophile ring and thrown into a prison cell. There, he struggles to siftContinue reading “Wolves in the Dark by Gunnar Staalesen, translated by Don Bartlett”

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