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Echo of the Dead

Paperback / ISBN-13: 9780751583298

Price: £7.99

ON SALE: 10th November 2022

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

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‘Immensely exciting and atmospheric’ ALEXANDER MCCALL SMITH
‘Move over Rebus’ Daily Mail
‘Exciting, pacy, authentic’ ANGELA MARSONS

Everyone’s favourite Scottish detective is back with a brand new case – one that takes him out of Glasgow and into the wilds of the Scottish highlands.

Glencoe, in the heart of the Scottish Highlands – a place of dramatic mountains, rare beauty a haunting history, and brooding atmosphere. Every year climbers come from all over the world to experience the mountains, and every year some fall to their death.

Lorimer, still Head of MIT, takes Zimbabwean former policeman and refugee Daniel Kohi hill climbing there, to Buchail Etive Mhor where they find the body of a climber. Another climbing accident ? But then other bodies are discovered, first in the nearby old Ballachullish Slate Quarry, and then in a remote mountain bothy – and a murder investigation is underway.


“I have read every book in the Lorimer series and each one has been a pleasure” *****
“Alex Gray is a master storyteller” *****
“She never disappoints” *****
“I cannot wait for the next book” *****
“Her writing always keeps me engrossed” *****


Echo of the Dead is Alex Gray at her finest. Beloved characters tackle a murky tale against the stark beauty of Glencoe, where murderous passions seem to form part of the very earth. Alex shows no sign of slowing down after 20 years of Lorimer!
An intricately woven plot, rich in depth and detail, from a master of the genre. Alex Gray is at the top of her game and Echo of the Dead will keep you guessing to its exciting conclusion.
Once again Alex Gray provides a satisfying mystery with quirky characters and plenty of surprises
Gray's Lorimer sequence has thrived through 20 years and 19 books because it unfailingly delivers what its readers both want and expect; well-made mysteries in alluring settings that are populated with credible characters
This, the 19th William Lorimer novel, is as effortlessly charming, wholly engaging and cleverly plotted as its predecessors.