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Paths of the Dead by Lin Anderson
  

Paths of the Dead

Part of the Rhona Macleod Series
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Forensic expert Dr Rhona MacLeod has already appeared in eight novels and is, reputedly, being developed for television. A Scottish counterpart to America's Kay Scarpetta or Temperance Brennan, she deserves a similar success. Voices from the dead at a spiritualist meeting, a ritual murder with severed hands and a stone with the number five carved into it, stuffed into the victim's mouth found in a neolithic stone circle high above Glasgow: enter the indomitable Dr McLeod. Then another body is discovered in similar circumstances. Occult motivations or gangland murder? A doughty sleuth with a pleasant personality, Rhona is tenacious, a CSI Scotland with a cast of one, and a memorable character who's gunning for the top 10 of the McMafia hitlist.

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Paths of the Dead by Lin Anderson

IT WAS NEVER JUST A GAME ...When Amy MacKenzie agrees to attend a meeting at a local spiritualist church, the last person she expects to hear calling to her from beyond the grave is her son. The son whom she'd only spoken to an hour before. Then the body of a young man is found inside a neolithic stone circle high above the city of Glasgow and forensic scientist Rhona MacLeod is soon on the case. The hands have been severed and there is a stone in the victim's mouth with the number five scratched on it. DI Michael McNab is certain it's a gangland murder, but Rhona isn't convinced. When a second body is found in similar circumstances, a pattern begins to emerge, of a killer intent on masterminding a gruesome Druidic game that everyone will be forced to play ...Paths of the Dead is the next novel in Lin Anderson's esteemed Rhona Macleod crime series.

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Lin Anderson is one of Scotland's natural treasures - don't be fooled by comparisons, her writing is unique, bringing warmth and depth to even the seediest parts of Glasgow. Lin's Rhona MacLeod is a complex and compelling heroine who just gets better with every outing -- Stuart MacBride Lin Anderson is one of Scotland's natural treasures - don't be fooled by comparisons, her writing is unique, bringing warmth and depth to even the seediest parts of Glasgow. Lin's Rhona MacLeod is a complex and compelling heroine who just gets better with every outing -- Stuart MacBride


About the Author

Lin Anderson has published several novels and one novella featuring forensic expert Dr Rhona MacLeod, which have been widely translated. Her short story Dead Close was chosen for the Best of British Crime 2011 and is currently in development as a feature film. Also a screenwriter, her film River Child won a student BAFTA and the Celtic Film Festival best fiction award. Currently Chair of the Society of Authors in Scotland, she is also co-founder of Bloody Scotland, Scotland's International Crime Writing Festival.

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Publication date

14th August 2014

Author

Lin Anderson

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Publisher

Macmillan an imprint of Pan Macmillan

Format

Paperback
432 pages
Interest Age: From 18 years

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ISBN

9781447245667

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