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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.

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If you like Alex Gray you might also like to read books by David Mark, Quintin Jardine and Ann Cleeves.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Alex Gray

The Bird That Did Not Sing by Alex Gray
The Bird That Did Not Sing
Alex Gray
Set during Glasgow’s Commonwealth Games (and we should all be grateful that none of the plot from murders to terrorism actually happened!) this is a gripping crime thriller, though not quite one of Gray’s best. The 11th to feature DS...
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/09/2014
Sleep Like the Dead by Alex Gray
Sleep Like the Dead
Alex Gray
No one rests in peace. The pacey, thrilling new case for DCI Lorimer and psychologist Solly Brightman - taking the reader from the streets of Glasgow to the Balearics and North Africa.
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/12/2011
Five Ways to Kill a Man by Alex Gray
Five Ways to Kill a Man
Alex Gray
DCI Lorimer, the new Rebus, with a gritty Glasgow setting. This intriguing tale appears at first to have too many side strands but they all come together gradually in a novel that kept me up late. I knew who...
Format: Paperback - Released: 09/12/2010
Glasgow Kiss by Alex Gray
Glasgow Kiss
Alex Gray
A perfectly paced, atmospheric mystery, Glasgow Kiss gets to the beating heart of this Scottish city and features the most dynamic Scottish detective since Rebus. Like for like: Ian Rankin, Val McDermid, Denise Mina. ...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/11/2009
Never Somewhere Else by Alex Gray
Never Somewhere Else
Alex Gray
This was Alex Gray’s first crime thriller featuring DCI Lorimer. However, her thrillers are very much stand-alone novels although if you want to read them all in published order then start here. Scratch the surface of the polished Glasgow art...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/09/2009
Pitch Black by Alex Gray
Pitch Black
Alex Gray
When Chief Inspector Lorimer returns from his holiday on the island of Mull, he feels a welcome sense of calm. But it doesn’t last long. Building to a dark and suspenseful climax, Pitch Black is one of Alex Gray’s most...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/12/2008
The Riverman by Alex Gray
The Riverman
Alex Gray
A beautifully crafted, darkly atmospheric crime novel from one of Scotland's most talked about crime writers. When the dead body of a man is fished out of Glasgow’s River Clyde the morning after an office celebration, it looks like a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/12/2007
Shadows of Sounds by Alex Gray
Shadows of Sounds
Alex Gray
When George Millar, the City of Glasgow’s orchestra leader, is brutally murdered in his dressing room before a performance, his colleagues are shocked. As the show goes on, DCI Lorimer and psychologist Solomon Brightman uncover a series of irrevocably tangled...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/05/2006
A Small Weeping by Alex Gray
A Small Weeping
Alex Gray
A taut, suspense-filled thriller, A Small Weeping takes the reader on a gripping journey from the inner city to the wilds of the Outer Hebrides, and deep into the darkest depths of human nature. The body of a prostitute is...
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/05/2005

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