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A Pound Of Flesh

A Pound Of Flesh

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‘One of the best is Alex Gray’ Literary Review
‘Intensely exciting and atmospheric’ Alexander McCall Smith
‘Move over Rebus’ Daily Mirror

In the depths of a freezing winter, Glasgow finds itself at the mercy of not one, but two serial killers.
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This is Detective Inspector Lorimer’s worst nightmare and beyond anything he’s faced in his years on the force. Can he find a link between the brutal slaying of prostitutes in the back streets of the city and the methodical killing of several unconnected businessmen?

When the latest victim turns out to be a prominent Scottish politician, the media’s spotlight is shone on Lorimer’s investigation. Psychologist and criminal profiler Solly Brightman is called in to help solve the cases, but his help may be futile as they realise that someone on the inside is leaking confidential police information.

Meanwhile two killers haunt the snowy streets and Lorimer must act fast, before they strike again . . .

Whether you’ve read them all, or whether you’re coming to Alex Gray’s highly acclaimed Lorimer series for the very first time, this is the perfect, page-turning winter read if you love Ann Cleeves, Val McDermid or Ian Rankin.
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***PRAISE FOR ALEX GRAY***

‘Convincing Glaswegian atmosphere and superior writing’ The Times

‘Brings Glasgow to life in the same way Rankin evokes Edinburgh’ Daily Mail

‘Exciting, pacy, authentic’ Angela Marsons

‘Sums up everything that is golden and enthralling about a good book’ Fully Booked
A Small Weeping.

A Small Weeping.

The body of a prostitute is found at Glasgow’s Queen Street Station, her hands, pointing towards her feet, placed as if in prayer, a small flower pressed between the palms. Psychologist Solomon Brightman is called to assist DCI Lorimer in the murder hunt, with the hope that his lateral thinking will shine a light on the case from a different angle. But before any conclusions can be drawn, the body of a nurse is discovered at The Grange, a private clinic. Aside from the careful arrangement of the corpses, there is no obvious connection between the victims; Lorimer and Solomon are still very much in the dark. Then a third body turns up, and it seems increasingly clear that they have a serial killer on their hands.
Five Ways To Kill A Man

Five Ways To Kill A Man

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‘One of the best is Alex Gray’ Literary Review
‘Intensely exciting and atmospheric’ Alexander McCall Smith
‘Move over Rebus’ Daily Mirror

The perfect murder takes practice.
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An unpredictable killer is loose on the streets of Glasgow, experimenting with death. Beginning with brute force, the murderer moves on to poison and drowning, greedy for new and better ways to kill.

Faced with a string of unconnected victims, DCI Lorimer turns to psychologist and friend Solomon Brightman for his insights. Lorimer is also assigned to review the case of a fatal house fire. His suspicions are raised by shocking omissions in the original investigation. Some uncomfortable questions have been buried but Lorimer is the man to ask them.

As the serial killer gets closer to Lorimer’s family, can the DCI unmask the volatile murderer before the next victim is found too close to home?

Whether you’ve read them all, or whether you’re coming to Alex Gray’s highly acclaimed Lorimer series for the very first time, this is the perfect, page-turning winter read if you love Ann Cleeves, Val McDermid or Ian Rankin.
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***PRAISE FOR ALEX GRAY***

‘Convincing Glaswegian atmosphere and superior writing’ The Times

‘Brings Glasgow to life in the same way Rankin evokes Edinburgh’ Daily Mail

‘Exciting, pacy, authentic’ Angela Marsons

‘Sums up everything that is golden and enthralling about a good book’ Fully Booked
Glasgow Kiss

Glasgow Kiss

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‘One of the best is Alex Gray’ Literary Review
‘Intensely exciting and atmospheric’ Alexander McCall Smith
‘Move over Rebus’ Daily Mirror

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Eric Chalmers is one of the most popular teachers at Muirpark Secondary School in Glasgow. Gentle and kind, he is the person the students come to when they want to confide in someone. So when precocious teenager Julie Donaldson accuses Chalmers of rape, the school goes into shock. How could a deeply religious family man like Chalmers do anything like that? With some students and teachers supporting Julie, and others standing by Chalmers, life at Muirpark is far from harmonious. And then things get much worse – Julie Donaldson goes missing, and the police are called in.

For DCI William Lorimer, this is the second missing persons case in a week. He’s been having sleepless nights about a toddler who has been missing for several days – with each day, the likelihood of her being found alive diminishes. Julie’s disappearance adds a further burden to Lorimer’s already overstretched workload.

With hope fading, it becomes a breakneck race against time to find both missing girls.

Whether you’ve read them all, or whether you’re coming to Alex Gray’s highly acclaimed Lorimer series for the very first time, this is the perfect, page-turning winter read if you love Ann Cleeves, Val McDermid or Ian Rankin.
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***PRAISE FOR ALEX GRAY***

‘Convincing Glaswegian atmosphere and superior writing’ The Times

‘Brings Glasgow to life in the same way Rankin evokes Edinburgh’ Daily Mail

‘Exciting, pacy, authentic’ Angela Marsons

‘Sums up everything that is golden and enthralling about a good book’ Fully Booked
Keep The Midnight Out

Keep The Midnight Out

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‘One of the best is Alex Gray’ Literary Review
‘Intensely exciting and atmospheric’ Alexander McCall Smith
‘Move over Rebus’ Daily Mirror

Two murders, twenty years apart. Time for revenge . . .
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When the body of a red-haired young man is washed up on the shore of the beautiful Isle of Mull, Detective Superintendent Lorimer’s tranquil holiday away from the gritty streets of Glasgow is rudely interrupted. The body has been bound with twine in a ghoulishly unnatural position and strongly reminds Lorimer of another murder: a twenty year old Glasgow case that he failed to solve as a newly fledged detective constable and which has haunted him ever since.

As local cop DI Stevie Crozier takes charge of the island murder investigation, Lorimer tries to avoid stepping on her toes. But as the similarities between the young man’s death and his cold case grow more obvious, Lorimer realises that there could be a serial killer on the loose after all these years.

As the action switches dramatically between the Mull murder and the Glasgow cold case twenty years earlier, Lorimer tries desperately to catch a cold-hearted killer.

Has someone got away with murder for decades?

Whether you’ve read them all, or whether you’re coming to Alex Gray’s highly acclaimed Lorimer series for the very first time, this is the perfect, page-turning winter read if you love Ann Cleeves, Val McDermid or Ian Rankin.
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***PRAISE FOR ALEX GRAY***

‘Convincing Glaswegian atmosphere and superior writing’ The Times

‘Brings Glasgow to life in the same way Rankin evokes Edinburgh’ Daily Mail

‘Exciting, pacy, authentic’ Angela Marsons

‘Sums up everything that is golden and enthralling about a good book’ Fully Booked
Never Somewhere Else

Never Somewhere Else

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‘One of the best is Alex Gray’ Literary Review
‘Intensely exciting and atmospheric’ Alexander McCall Smith
‘Move over Rebus’ Daily Mirror
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When three young women are discovered strangled and mutilated in a Glasgow park, it is up to DCI Lorimer to find their killer. Frustrated by a lack of progress in the investigation, Lorimer is forced to enlist the services of Dr Solomon Brightman, psychologist and criminal profiler. Together they form an uneasy alliance.

But when a homeless man is brought in for questioning the investigation takes a bizarre turn. Soon Lorimer has to scratch the surface of the polished Glasgow art world and reveal the dark layers hidden beneath…

Whether you’ve read them all, or whether you’re coming to Alex Gray’s highly acclaimed Lorimer series for the very first time, this is the perfect, page-turning winter read if you love Ann Cleeves, Val McDermid or Ian Rankin.
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***PRAISE FOR ALEX GRAY***

‘Convincing Glaswegian atmosphere and superior writing’ The Times

‘Brings Glasgow to life in the same way Rankin evokes Edinburgh’ Daily Mail

‘Exciting, pacy, authentic’ Angela Marsons

‘Sums up everything that is golden and enthralling about a good book’ Fully Booked
Only the Dead Can Tell

Only the Dead Can Tell

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‘One of the best is Alex Gray’ Literary Review
‘Intensely exciting and atmospheric’ Alexander McCall Smith
‘Move over Rebus’ Daily Mirror

When there are no witnesses . . .
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When Dorothy Guildford is found stabbed to death in her home, all signs point to her husband, Peter. The forensic psychologist is convinced there’s more to the case that meets the eye but Police Scotland are certain they have their man.

While DC Kirsty Wilson searches for evidence that will put Peter away for good, she is shocked to discover a link with a vast human-trafficking operation that Detective Superintendent William Lorimer has been investigating for months. But before they can interrogate him, Peter is brutally attacked.

With one person dead and another barely hanging on, the clock is ticking for DC Wilson and DSI Lorimer.

And the stakes grow higher still when one of their own is kidnapped . . .

Whether you’ve read them all, or whether you’re coming to Alex Gray’s highly acclaimed Lorimer series for the very first time, this is the perfect, page-turning winter read if you love Ann Cleeves, Val McDermid or Ian Rankin.
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***PRAISE FOR ALEX GRAY***

‘Convincing Glaswegian atmosphere and superior writing’ The Times

‘Brings Glasgow to life in the same way Rankin evokes Edinburgh’ Daily Mail

‘Exciting, pacy, authentic’ Angela Marsons

‘Sums up everything that is golden and enthralling about a good book’ Fully Booked



Pitch Black

Pitch Black

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‘One of the best is Alex Gray’ Literary Review
‘Intensely exciting and atmospheric’ Alexander McCall Smith
‘Move over Rebus’ Daily Mirror
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When Chief Inspector Lorimer returns from his holiday on the island of Mull, he feels a welcome sense of calm. But it doesn’t last long. Kelvin FC’s new star midfielder is found brutally stabbed to death in his own home and, with his wife apprehended trying to leave the country, a seemingly straightforward new case begins. But the grisly murder of a referee after a Kelvin match throws light on some dark secrets at the ground. And when the latest signing to the club becomes the latest victim in a string of killings, Lorimer knows there’s a serial killer on the loose – one that’s only beginning to show his true colours. As lies emerge and tensions build, the players and managers live under the constant threat of becoming the next Kelvin fatality.

Whether you’ve read them all, or whether you’re coming to Alex Gray’s highly acclaimed Lorimer series for the very first time, this is the perfect, page-turning winter read if you love Ann Cleeves, Val McDermid or Ian Rankin.
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***PRAISE FOR ALEX GRAY***

‘Convincing Glaswegian atmosphere and superior writing’ The Times

‘Brings Glasgow to life in the same way Rankin evokes Edinburgh’ Daily Mail

‘Exciting, pacy, authentic’ Angela Marsons

‘Sums up everything that is golden and enthralling about a good book’ Fully Booked
Shadows of Sound.

Shadows of Sound.

The Glasgow Orchestra are rehearsing to perform, but little do they know of the sequence of events happening backstage. When George Millar, the orchestra’s leader, is brutally murdered in his dressing room, his colleagues are shocked. But the show must go on. Enter DCI Lorimer and psychologist Solomon Brightman to investigate. What they uncover is a series of irrevocably tangled relationships between the orchestra members. Up until his death Millar had been involved in homosexual relationships with several other orchestra members and was well known for playing his lovers off against one another – but were his controversial dalliances really enough to incite cold-blooded murder?
Sleep Like The Dead

Sleep Like The Dead

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‘One of the best is Alex Gray’ Literary Review
‘Intensely exciting and atmospheric’ Alexander McCall Smith
‘Move over Rebus’ Daily Mirror

No one rests in peace.
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There’s a hitman in Glasgow: unpaid and angry, he’s decided to settle his own debts…

Elsewhere in the city, Marianne Brogan can’t sleep. She’s plagued by a nightmare: someone in the shadows, whispering threats, stalking her every move. To make matters worse, Marianne can’t get hold of her brother, Billy. Despite knowing some shady characters from Glasgow’s underworld, Billy’s always been there for her – until now.

DCI Lorimer and his team are faced with a string of seemingly unconnected but professional killings. Without witnesses or much conclusive evidence to build a case, the officers are drawing a blank. Criminal psychologist Solly Brightman is off the case due to budget cuts. But Solly is more closely connected to the murders than he could possibly know . . .

And as the hitman plans a bloody ransom to get his fee, the race is on to find out just who hired him – and who’s next on the hit list.

Whether you’ve read them all, or whether you’re coming to Alex Gray’s highly acclaimed Lorimer series for the very first time, this is the perfect, page-turning winter read if you love Ann Cleeves, Val McDermid or Ian Rankin.
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***PRAISE FOR ALEX GRAY***

‘Convincing Glaswegian atmosphere and superior writing’ The Times

‘Brings Glasgow to life in the same way Rankin evokes Edinburgh’ Daily Mail

‘Exciting, pacy, authentic’ Angela Marsons

‘Sums up everything that is golden and enthralling about a good book’ Fully Booked
Still Dark

Still Dark

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‘One of the best is Alex Gray’ Literary Review
‘Intensely exciting and atmospheric’ Alexander McCall Smith
‘Move over Rebus’ Daily Mirror

Crime always hides in the shadows . . .
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New Year’s Eve should be a time for celebrating. A chance to spend time with loved ones and look forward to the year ahead. For DSI William Lorimer, however, this New Year’s Eve will be one that he will never forget. Called to a house after gunshots are reported, the carnage he finds there will have a powerful impact on his life – leaving him questioning his future with Police Scotland.

Meanwhile, the man who eluded police capture during Lorimer’s last investigation – the Quiet Release case involving the euthanasia of vulnerable patients – is back, and this time he’s aligned with a powerful gangster from Glasgow’s underworld.

As Lorimer struggles to return to duty and stop this mystery killer once and for all, he discovers that there are forces high up within Police Scotland that are protecting the gangster that holds the key to finding the man they are looking for. Can Lorimer and his team get a killer off the streets for good before more innocent people die?
Whether you’ve read them all, or whether you’re coming to Alex Gray’s highly acclaimed Lorimer series for the very first time, this is the perfect, page-turning winter read if you love Ann Cleeves, Val McDermid or Ian Rankin.
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***PRAISE FOR ALEX GRAY***

‘Convincing Glaswegian atmosphere and superior writing’ The Times

‘Brings Glasgow to life in the same way Rankin evokes Edinburgh’ Daily Mail

‘Exciting, pacy, authentic’ Angela Marsons

‘Sums up everything that is golden and enthralling about a good book’ Fully Booked


The Bank Job.

The Bank Job.

Meet Detective William Lorimer, the star of author Alex Gray’s bestselling Glasgow-set crime series.


The Bank Job is a gripping 3,000 word short story that reveals the dramatic event that inspired the young William Lorimer to become a policeman. Alex Gray’s acclaimed series brings Glasgow to vivid life in all its grit and glory and this story is the perfect introduction to her winsome detective, as well as a treat for all fans of the series.


Praise for Alex Gray’s Lorimer series:


‘Brings Glasgow to life in the same way Ian Rankin evokes Edinburgh’ Daily Mail


‘Gray is the new master of Scottish crime writing’ Scottish Daily Express


‘Cracking storylines and well-rounded relationships’ Daily Record


‘A gritty, fast-paced read’ Sun


The Bird That Did Not Sing

The Bird That Did Not Sing

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‘One of the best is Alex Gray’ Literary Review
‘Intensely exciting and atmospheric’ Alexander McCall Smith
‘Move over Rebus’ Daily Mirror

They stole her voice. Now they want her dead . . .
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2014: The Commonwealth Games are coming to Glasgow and security is extra tight, particularly after a mysterious bomb explodes in nearby rural Stirlingshire. As the opening ceremony for the Games draws ever closer, the police desperately seek the culprits. But Detective Superintendent Lorimer has other concerns on his mind. One is a beautiful red-haired woman from his past whose husband dies suddenly on his watch. Then there is the body of a young woman found dumped in countryside just south of the city who is proving impossible to identify.

Elsewhere in Glasgow people prepare for the events in their own way, whether for financial gain or to welcome home visitors from overseas. And, hiding behind false identities, are those who pose a terrible threat not just to the Games but to the very fabric of society.

Whether you’ve read them all, or whether you’re coming to Alex Gray’s highly acclaimed Lorimer series for the very first time, this is the perfect, page-turning winter read if you love Ann Cleeves, Val McDermid or Ian Rankin.
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***PRAISE FOR ALEX GRAY***

‘Convincing Glaswegian atmosphere and superior writing’ The Times

‘Brings Glasgow to life in the same way Rankin evokes Edinburgh’ Daily Mail

‘Exciting, pacy, authentic’ Angela Marsons

‘Sums up everything that is golden and enthralling about a good book’ Fully Booked
The Darkest Goodbye

The Darkest Goodbye

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‘One of the best is Alex Gray’ Literary Review
‘Intensely exciting and atmospheric’ Alexander McCall Smith
‘Move over Rebus’ Daily Mirror

Was it mercy? Or murder?
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When newly fledged DC Kirsty Wilson is called to the house of an elderly woman, what appears to be a death by natural causes soon takes a sinister turn when it is revealed that the woman had a mysterious visitor in the early hours of that morning – someone dressed as a community nurse, but with much darker intentions.

As Kirsty is called to another murder – this one the brutal execution of a well-known Glasgow drug dealer – she finds herself pulled into a complex case involving vulnerable people and a sinister service that offers them and their loved ones a ‘release’.

Detective Superintendent William Lorimer is called in to help DC Wilson investigate and as the body count rises, the pair soon realise that this case is about to get more personal than either of them could have imagined . . .

Whether you’ve read them all, or whether you’re coming to Alex Gray’s highly acclaimed Lorimer series for the very first time, this is the perfect, page-turning winter read if you love Ann Cleeves, Val McDermid or Ian Rankin.
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***PRAISE FOR ALEX GRAY***

‘Convincing Glaswegian atmosphere and superior writing’ The Times

‘Brings Glasgow to life in the same way Rankin evokes Edinburgh’ Daily Mail

‘Exciting, pacy, authentic’ Angela Marsons

‘Sums up everything that is golden and enthralling about a good book’ Fully Booked
The Riverman

The Riverman

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‘One of the best is Alex Gray’ Literary Review
‘Intensely exciting and atmospheric’ Alexander McCall Smith
‘Move over Rebus’ Daily Mirror

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When the dead body of a man is fished out of Glasgow’s River Clyde the morning after an office celebration, it looks like a case of accidental death. An anonymous telephone call and a forensic toxicology test, however, give DCI Lorimer reason to think otherwise. Probing deeper into the life and business of the deceased accountant, Duncan Forbes, a seemingly upright member of the community, Lorimer find only yet more unanswered questions. What is the secret his widow seems to be concealing? Is there any reason to think that the international accountancy firm was facing financial difficulties? What has become of the dead man’s protege who has disappeared in New York? And when the firm’s human resources manager is found dead in her riverside flat these questions become only more complex — not to mention more disturbing.

And Lorimer is having to cope not only with deceptions devised to hide the facts, but also with suspicions from those far closer to home . . .

Whether you’ve read them all, or whether you’re coming to Alex Gray’s highly acclaimed Lorimer series for the very first time, this is the perfect, page-turning winter read if you love Ann Cleeves, Val McDermid or Ian Rankin.
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***PRAISE FOR ALEX GRAY***

‘Convincing Glaswegian atmosphere and superior writing’ The Times

‘Brings Glasgow to life in the same way Rankin evokes Edinburgh’ Daily Mail

‘Exciting, pacy, authentic’ Angela Marsons

‘Sums up everything that is golden and enthralling about a good book’ Fully Booked
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