A final prospect to get the blood pumping is THE TURNING TIDE... the first crime novel from Brooke Magnanti, aka Belle de Jour.
she uses her professional know-how to detail shockingly gruesome scenes at the morgue in a mystery that begins with a decomposing body in a bag in a Hebridean loch but spins a web of real-life strands of political chicanery, greed and lies galore.
Magnanti's writing is lively and entertaining. When her victims are laid out on that slab, her unspeakably detailed descriptions are good enough to put the wind up Patricia Cornwell.
...a helter-skelter of a book