DC Callum MacGregor’s career was going pretty well until he covered up for a cock-up to protect his pregnant crime-scene tech girlfriend.
Now Callum’s stuck on a squad with all the other misfits – the officers no one else wants but who can’t be fired.
Never likely to get within reach of a decent case again. Until they accidentally get handed the biggest murder investigation Oldcastle has ever seen.
When a mummified body is found in the local rubbish dump, the top-brass assume pranksters have stolen it from a museum. But as Callum and his colleagues investigate, it starts to look less like student high-jinks and more like the work of a terrifying serial killer…
About the author
Stuart MacBride is the Sunday Times No. 1 bestselling author of the Logan McRae and Ash Henderson novels. His work has won several prizes and in 2015 he was awarded an honorary doctorate by Dundee University.
Stuart lives in the north-east of Scotland with his wife Fiona, cats Grendel, Onion and Beetroot, and other assorted animals.
Praise for Stuart MacBride:
‘Dark and gripping. A riveting page-turner’ Independent on Sunday
‘MacBride is a damned fine writer’ Peter James
‘A satisfyingly compelling thriller’ Sunday Mirror
‘Skilful storytelling … strong characterisation … both intriguing and engrossing’ Guardian
MacBride’s thrillers just keep getting better’ Express
‘Exciting … a guaranteed bestseller’ Literary Review
‘Unmissable … Superb storytelling’ Sun
‘Crime fiction of the highest order’ Mark Billingham
‘A terrific writer … Logan McRae is a delight’ The Times