An Edinburgh-based police-procedural debut crime novel featuring Alice Rice with the second one coming into hardback at the same time (Where the Shadow Falls). This is very special indeed. It starts quite ordinarily but as the body count mounts so too do the red-herrings, through to an unexpected ending. Full of pathos, one is left with the strange feeling that maybe the killings were justified. Quite something.
This thrilling police-procedural debut from crime writer Gillian Galbraith introduces readers to Alice Rice, Edinburgh’s latest fictional detective and a new female presence in the macho world of crime detection. Galbraith draws on her own experience to give a realistic portrayal of the medical and legal worlds.
Smart and capable, but battling disillusionment and loneliness, Alice races against time and an implacable killer to solve a series of grisly murders amongst the professional elite of Edinburgh’s well-to-do New Town.
Closing date: 06/09/2018
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Publication date: 06/03/2008
|Publication date:||6th March 2008|
|Genres:||Reader Reviewed Books, Crime / Mystery, Debuts of the Month, Thriller / Suspense,|
|Categories:||Crime & mystery,|
Gillian Galbraith grew up near Haddington. For seventeen years, she was an advocate specialising in medical negligence and agricultural law cases. Since then, she has been the legal correspondent for the Scottish Farmer and has written law reports for The Times. She lives deep in the country near Kinross with her husband and daughter, plus assorted cats, dogs, hens and bees. Below is a Q&A with this author What was the best thing about being an advocate?It’s a very stimulating job – you have to quickly come to grips with the facts and put ...More About Gillian Galbraith