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One woman found dead. Another kidnapped. Two cases. Two books. One overworked Scottish detective.
When the body of an attractive young woman is found in woodland on Edinburgh’s iconic Calton Hill, DI Jack Knox quickly establishes that she had worked as a prostitute.
For this reason, getting people who knew her to come forward will prove difficult. Knox will have to cut through their lies, establish a motive and collar the killer.
This is the detective’s dilemma in LABYRINTH, the prequel to a new series of mysteries set in Scotland’s capital.
In THE INNOCENT AND THE DEAD, the first book in the series, DI Jack Knox is called in to investigate a high-profile case. A local distiller’s daughter has gone missing, and when he receives a ransom note, his fears that it is a kidnapping are confirmed.
Knox decides to take a serious risk to capture the abductors, but the stakes could not be higher. The father is wealthy and well-connected. If Knox’s gamble goes wrong, he’ll have hell to pay.
DI Jack Knox is a likeable detective. He likes the odd dram, hankers after his family who are based in Australia, and has a relationship with a colleague he tries to keep under wraps.
This book will appeal to anyone who likes police procedurals in a real setting. It is the first in a series of four.
THE INNOCENT AND THE DEAD is FREE with Kindle Unlimited and also available in paperback and as an audiobook.
The full list of titles in the series is as follows:
- THE INNOCENT AND THE DEAD
- MURDER AT FLOOD TIDE
- DEAD OF NIGHT
- NOUGHTS AND CROSSES
- A VIEW TO MURDER
- CONFESSION TO MURDER
I really enjoyed this. Setting is Edinburgh and there is a nice amount of the city's features mentioned which gives a good sense of place. I liked it particularly because Jack Knox is a very no-nonsense plain-speaking kind of guy and that really matches with how the book is written. It's no messing around - police work. Highly recommended.