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Pilgrim Soul by Gordon Ferris
  

Pilgrim Soul

Part of the Douglas Brodie Series Series
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Described as ‘the new Ian Rankin’ by the Daily Mail, Gordon Ferris writes disturbingly good post WW2 Glasgow-based crime thrillers with ex policeman turned journalist Douglas Brodie at their centre. Pilgrim Soul is the 3rd and finds a hard up Brodie taking cash to solve a series of burglaries in the Jewish community that take on a whole different flavour when two murders happen. Are Jews being targeted and if so by who? We recommend you start with Hanging Shed and then read Bitter Water.

Bitter Water.Gordon Ferris - Douglas Brodie series

If you like Gordon Ferris you might also like to read books by Ian Rankin, Philip Kerr and Craig Russell.

Synopsis

Pilgrim Soul by Gordon Ferris

From the author of The Hanging Shed, a bestseller totalling 200,000 copies, comes the third instalment in the Douglas Brodie series. As Glasgow is buried under snow, a killer is on the loose and a deadly secret threatens to take Brodie to the edge of sanity. It's 1947 and the worst winter in memory: Glasgow is buried in snow, killers stalk the streets - and Douglas Brodie's past is engulfing him. It starts small. The Jewish community in Glasgow asks Douglas Brodie, ex-policeman turned journalist, to solve a series of burglaries. The police don't care and Brodie needs the cash. Brodie solves the crime but the thief is found dead, butchered by the owner of the house he was robbing. When the householder in turn is murdered, the whole community is in uproar - and Brodie's simple case of theft disintegrates into chaos. Into the mayhem strides Danny McRae - Brodie's old sparring partner from when they policed Glasgow's mean streets. Does Danny bring with him the seeds of redemption or retribution? As the murder tally mounts, Brodie discovers tainted gold and a blood-stained trail back to the concentration camps. Back to the horrors that haunt his dreams. Glasgow is overflowing with Jewish refugees. But have their persecutors pursued them? And who will be next to die?

Reviews

The new Ian Rankin * Daily Mail * Gordon Ferris is the natural heir of Stevenson and Buchan - great feel of authenticity, and a terrific narrative drive. -- Val McDermid Deft, disturbing...Gordon Ferris's The Hanging Shed is the word-of-mouth hit that is leaving its fellow thrillers in its wake... * Observer * Electrifies readers... A rising star of Scottish literature * The Scotsman *


About the Author

Gordon Ferris

Gordon Ferris is an ex-techy in the Ministry of Defence and an ex-partner in one of the Big Four accountancy firms. Maybe that's where he gets his interest in spies and crooks. He writes about the important things in life: conflicted heroes and headstrong women embroiled in tangled tales of life, love and death. He is the author of the No. 1 bestselling eBook The Hanging Shed in the Brodie series as well as Truth Dare Kill and The Unquiet Heart.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st August 2013

Author

Gordon Ferris

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Author's Website

www.gordonferris.com/

Publisher

Atlantic Books

Format

Paperback
416 pages

Categories

Action Adventure / Spy
Thriller / Suspense
Historical Fiction
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Crime & mystery

ISBN

9780857897626

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