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A Small Weeping by Alex Gray
  

A Small Weeping

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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 found at Glasgow’s Queen Street Station, her hands, pointing towards her feet, placed as if in prayer, a small flower pressed between the palms. Psychologist Solomon Brightman is called to assist DCI Lorimer in the murder hunt, with the hope that his lateral thinking will shine a light on the case from a different angle. But before any conclusions can be drawn, the body of a nurse is discovered at The Grange, a private clinic. Aside from the careful arrangement of the corpses, there is no obvious connection between the victims; Lorimer and Solomon are still very much in the dark. Then a third body turns up, and it seems increasingly clear that they have a serial killer on their hands.

Like for like: Ian Rankin, Val McDermid, Denise Mina.

Lorimer and Brightman series:
1. Never Somewhere Else
2. A Small Weeping
3. Shadows of Sounds
4. The Riverman
5. Pitch Black
6. Glasgow Kiss

7. Five Ways to Kill a Man

If you like Alex Gray you might also like to read books by Craig Robertson, James Oswald and Quintin Jardine.

Synopsis

A Small Weeping by Alex Gray

The body of a prostitute is found at Glasgow's Queen Street Station, her hands, pointing towards her feet, placed as if in prayer, a small flower pressed between the palms. Psychologist Solomon Brightman is called to asist DCI Lorimer in the murder hunt, with the hope that his lateral thinking will shine a light on the case.

Reviews

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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Book Info

Publication date

23rd May 2005

Author

Alex Gray

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Publisher

Allison & Busby

Format

Paperback
288 pages

Categories

Thriller / Suspense
Crime / Mystery
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Crime & mystery

ISBN

9780749083885

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