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Sleep Like the Dead by Alex Gray

Sleep Like the Dead

Alex Gray

Part of the DCI Lorimer Series
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Everyone is searching for Billy Brogan and his sister, Marianne. Marianne's ex-husband Kenneth Scott is gunned down in his home and two men are found dead in Billy's West End flat. But 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. The woman has been a mature student of Dr Solomon Brightman, psychology lecturer at Glasgow University, criminal profiler and friend and confidante to DCI Lorimer. DCI Lorimer is given the news that psychological profiling is no longer allowed following a case of wrongful arrest down South, but can his friendship with Solly produce the necessary clues in this case? And will Solly be able to find his missing student before time runs out for her?

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Sleep Like the Dead by Alex Gray


Reviews of Alex Gray's books:

‘a welcome member of the Tartan Noir pack’ Val McDermid

‘Engrossing and convincing…elegantly yet efficiently told, showing that Gray is a writer worth investigating’ Daily Express

Brings Glasgow to life in the same way that Ian Rankin evokes Edinburgh’ Daily Mail

‘Supremely confident… The prose is direct and evocative, the kind of classic ingredients that will have readers racing urgently towards the denouement’ The List

‘Tautly plotted with well developed characters and an engaging style’ Glasgow Herald

About the Author

Alex Gray

Alex Gray was born and educated in Glasgow. She has been awarded the Scottish Association of Writers' Constable and Pitlochry trophies for her crime writing, and is the Scottish Chapter convenor for the Crime Writers' Association. Married with a son and daughter, she now writes full time.

Author photo © Charlie Hopkinson

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Publication date

22nd December 2011


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Sphere an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group


480 pages


Thriller / Suspense
Crime / Mystery
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