Blood in the Water

An Alice Rice Mystery

By Gillian Galbraith

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If it was me, if I was the murderer, Alice thought, where would I go? What would I do? The job he had set himself was unfinished, he must be aware that his luck could not go on forever. It was a simple calculation; at best, a lifetime in prison, at worst he'd be killed by the police whilst attempting to complete his self-appointed task.

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'If it was me, if I was the murderer, Alice thought, where would I go? What would I do? The job he had set himself was unfinished, he must be aware that his luck could not go on forever. It was a simple calculation; at best, a lifetime in prison, at worst he'd be killed by the police whilst attempting to complete his self-appointed task.' Introducing Alice Rice, Edinburgh detective. Smart and capable, but battling disillusionment and loneliness, she races against time and an implacable killer to solve a series of grisly murders among Edinburgh's professional elite in the well-to-do New Town.

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Format Multiple Formats
Imprint Birlinn Limited
Publication Date 11 May 2017
SKU 9781846974007-grouped
Number of Pages 192

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'With this highly readable debut novel, Gillian Galbraith establishes what one hopes will be a long-running presence. This is a vivid and exciting story, set against the background of Edinburgh's legal and medical circles. There is not a dull page from start to finish.' -- Alexander McCall Smith 'This is a really accomplished debut: atmospheric, detailed and hitting every requirement for a really satisfying crime novel.' -- Rodney Troubridge, Waterstone's 'The "New Rebus"'-- The Sunday Express '...a fast-paced yarn...'-- The Scotsman 'Blood in the Water positively reeks of Edinburgh'--Edinburgh Evening News 'Offers a much needed female perspective on the city and the genre.'--Scottish Field

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