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  1. Fairly closely based on the Bible John murders in Glasgow in the 1960s, The Quaker offers a fictitious resolution to these unsolved murders. Three women have been slain in Glasgow, meeting their killer in the Barrowlands ballroom and never making it home. The third victim had shared a taxi with her stocious sister and The Quaker; the sister offered the best – and only – hope of catching the killer. But after a year there had been no breakthrough and DI Duncan McCormack is sent into the investigation to determine whether or not to scale it down. This leads to a complex story that is, on
  2. I think that Momac recommended the first book in this series. In any event, I downloaded, read, and enjoyed it. I could've sworn I wrote a review, but I can't find it now, which suggests that I did not. The first book is called Against a Dark Sky and is about the investigation by a Glaswegian detective named Dani Bevan of what happened when a group of hikers went up on Ben Lomand, got caught in a storm, and only 2 returned, with one found dead and the other one missing. It was a good story and the pacing was good. I like the main character and the likeable secondary characters. So I b
  3. The Busker promises three cities, two years, one chance. Yes, the cities bit is correct, and I’ll take Liam Murray Bell’s word for it that it takes place over two years – although it is difficult to gauge the passage of time – but “one chance” is a bit misleading. We open the book to find Robert Dillon, homeless on the streets of Brighton, having pawned his guitar to buy a bit of food and some drugs to help him sleep. Since Robert – or Rab – is a busker, this seems to reflect some pretty short term thinking. Rab seems to be a stereotypical Glaswegian junkie, having incoherent arguments wit
  4. The Red Road is a police procedural murder story. It's Tartan Noir. I hadn't realised when I began reading that this is the fourth outing for DCI Alex Morrow and so I might have missed some of the backstory, but the book still stood up in its own right. As so often in these Scottish detective pieces, the lead detective is an outsider with regard to office politics and has personal connections with the story that start to generate conflicts of interest. The plot itself is a little far fetched and relies on one big event that is revealed late in the piece - but seemed to be pretty obvious right
  5. I sincerely hope that none of our Glaswegian members or their families/friends were involved in this tragedy and that everybody is safe and well. Just woke up to the news that a helicopter crashed onto the roof of the Clutha Bar situated on the banks of the Clyde but nevertheless central to Glasgow. I know exactly where it is and it surprises me not that my fellow Glaswegians ran towards this as soon as it happened and not away from it. All my very best wishes to those involved.
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