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Thirty-One Bones

by Morgan Cry

Crime and Mystery Humorous fiction Thriller and Suspense

LoveReading Expert Review of Thirty-One Bones

A Spanish property scam sits centre stage in this thoroughly entertaining crime-laden romp of a read.

A thoroughly entertaining, fast-moving and smirky crime caper. When Daniella arrives in Spain for her estranged mother’s funeral, she finds herself in the middle of a property scam, things soon get rather… complicated. The storyline has the feel of an old black and white crime comedy film, but this is bang up to date and in spectacular colour. The chapter titles act as a heads up and several times Morgan Cry tells you what is to come, which just ratchets up the tension. Words jabbed at my awareness, the characters are larger than life, and even when being vile, have the potential to be somewhat loveable. The police transcripts that are scattered through the book are extremely diverting and left me smiling. I read this in one sitting, and the ending arrived with a blast. I would describe Thirty-One Bones as a crime-laden romp, it is pure escapism, and I enjoyed it so much, I’ve included it as a Liz Robinson Pick of the Month.


Liz Robinson

Thirty-One Bones Synopsis

When Effie Coulston drops dead on the floor of her bar in a small Spanish town mid-business meeting, her daughter Daniella feels it's her duty to return for the funeral. But Daniella has been estranged from her mother for over twenty years, and Effie's life in Spain harbours many secrets. Daniella is soon confronted by a hostile group of ex-pat misfits who frequent the bar and who, along with Effie, are involved in a multi-million-pound property scam. But the money has vanished, and the ex-pats are threatening to implicate Daniella to save themselves.

Meanwhile, a Spanish detective is investigating Effie's death. He's convinced Daniella knows more than she is telling. And now a terrifying enforcer has heard about the missing cash. With no idea where the money is and threats coming from all sides, Daniella is up against a seemingly impossible deadline to find the cash. She's a stranger in a strange town - and she's seriously out of her depth.

About This Edition

ISBN: 9781846975394
Publication date: 2nd July 2020
Author: Morgan Cry
Publisher: Polygon An Imprint of Birlinn Limited an imprint of Birlinn General
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 304 pages
Collections: 80+ Humorous Novels - from Wry and Sly Observations to Outright Chuckles and Laughter., 8 Unexpectedly Humorous Novels,
Primary Genre Crime and Mystery
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'Pacy, pulsating, and unputdownable' - Denzil Meyrick

'Fast, furious, and infinitely entertaining' -- Lin Anderson -

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Publication date: 02/07/2020
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About Morgan Cry

Here, Gordon Brown is writing as Morgan Cry. Gordon has written six crime thrillers to date, along with a number of short stories. He also helped found Bloody Scotland, Scotland's International Crime Writing Festival, is a DJ on local radio ( and runs a strategic planning consultancy.

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