In a small Scottish university town, what links a spate of horrible murders, a targeted bomb explosion and a lecturer’s disappearance? Is a terror group involved? If so, who is pulling the strings? And what does something that happened over forty years ago have to do with it?
Having recently returned to Castletown in the hope of winning back his estranged wife, DCI Jim Carruthers finds himself up to his eyes in the investigation.
Struggling with a very different personal problem, DS Andrea Fetcher assists Jim in the hunt for the murderous perpetrators. To prevent further violence they must find the answers quickly. But will Jim’s old adversary, terror expert McGhee, be a help or a hindrance?
The first in a new series featuring DCI Jim Carruthers
As stated in the description this is the first book in a new crime series.
The story starts off really well with the death of a young man. Obviously someone dying in a crime book has readers interests piqued straight away. I had all sorts going through my head as to why someone would kill him. I think for the police they think it will be some sort of straight forward killing. Boy are they wrong!
The mans murder goes way deeper than just a simple murder. I mean come on where would the fun in that be if it was simple? It soon becomes apparent that things are very far from being straight forward. Even I hadn’t envisioned where this mans murder would take the police and events certainly take a turn in a different direction, a very dangerous one at that.
I always worry how I will take to yet another new detective as there is an abundance of crime books featuring detectives around and being a huge crime fan, I have hopefully read a lot of them. I took quite quickly to Carruthers. I especially liked his working relationship with DS Andrea Fetcher. It’s a very professional one and you can tell just how much respect that they have for each other.
Robbing The Dead is a good solid start to a new crime series. It makes for entertaining reading and I very much look forward to what happens next for them team.
My thanks to Bloodhound Books for a copy of this book. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.
Goodreads rating 4/5 stars.
Robbing The Dead is out on the 14th of February and available to purchase from Amazon.