Death Knock (An Inspector Jim Meldrum Thriller) by Frederic Lindsay

By Frederic Lindsay

3 scorching days in a row and Edinburgh goes a bit loopy. Taking a quick lower via a tricky housing scheme, Detective Inspector Jim Meldrum unearths himself stuck up in an ambush by means of a mob of twelve-year-olds. And whilst he arrives at a homicide scene, it truly is with a lump gouged out of his cranium and delicate concussion. yet that's just the beginning of his trouble.

The sufferer is pointed out because the well-connected urban businessman Brian Ashton. inspite of a brooding headache and a nasty case of double imaginative and prescient, Meldrum can see this example is a minefield. And that's sooner than he meets the victim's red-headed widow.

Helped by way of neighborhood educational and crime profiler Henry Stanley, Meldrum starts off to resolve the weird secrets and techniques surrounding multiple unexpected demise. Can he capture the killer sooner than loss of life comes knocking back? Or has Meldrum eventually met his match?

'Death Knock' is a chilling crime mystery that's excellent for lovers of Peter James and Peter Robinson.

'Intelligent, unique, gripping and well-written' -Ian Rankin

'A advanced and fulfilling crime novel' -The Sunday Times

‘One of the main fascinating mystery writers around’ -The Scotsman

‘One of the main effective voices in modern Scottish fiction’ -The Herald

'Lindsay can kick back your soul' -The Listener

Frederic Lindsay was once a novelist who lived and wrote in Edinburgh. different books in his Inspector Jim Meldrum sequence contain ‘Convictions’ and ‘A type of Dying’.

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Lee gab einen Schuss Milch in seinen Kaffee und ging damit hinüber zum Fenstersitz. Es hatte mit Marie zu tun und gleichzeitig auch wieder nicht. Etwas in Bezug auf ihren Tod … aber was? Lee starrte hinaus in den grauen Februarmorgen. Es nieselte, und er sah, dass in der ukrainischen Kirche gegenüber Licht brannte. Schlagartig ging ihm auf, was den ganzen Morgen an ihm genagt hatte. Er griff zum Telefon und wählte die Nummer der Bronx Major Case Unit. KAPITEL 4 Auf dem Campus war es still wie im Grab.

Seit dem letzten Semester. « Butts runzelte die Stirn. « �Das gehört zu den Studienvorgaben. « Butts legte den Kopf schief. »Verstehe. « �Vergleichende Religionswissenschaft, ja. « �Verstehe. « Ralph zuckte sichtlich zusammen. »Ja. « Butts schlürfte einen weiteren Schluck Kaffee. »Ja. Ich weiß, was Sie meinen – habe auch nie verstanden, was meine Frau an mir findet. « Dieses Eingeständnis schien Ralph etwas von seiner Angst zu nehmen, und er nippte an seinem Becher, allerdings ohne den Detective aus den Augen zu lassen.

Einige schon. « �Möglich. « Wieder schüttelte Butts sich. « Lee lief es ebenfalls kalt den Rücken herunter. « �Nennen Sie es, wie Sie wollen, Doc«, entgegnete Butts. « KAPITEL 3 Eine Stunde später betrat Lee seine verlassene dunkle Wohnung in der East Seventh Street und genoss einen Moment lang die Stille, bevor er das Flurlicht anschaltete. Er zog seinen Mantel aus und hängte ihn an den geschwungenen viktorianischen Kleiderständer, ein Geschenk seiner Mutter. Sein Klavier wartete in der Ecke unter dem Fenster auf ihn.

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