***Discover your next reading obsession with Alex Gray's bestselling Scottish detective series***
Don't miss the latest from Alex Gray. ECHO OF THE DEAD is out in paperback in November 2022 and a new mystery, QUESTIONS FOR A DEAD MAN, is out in March 2023.
Whether you've read them all or whether this is your first Lorimer novel, THE RIVERMAN is perfect if you love Ian Rankin, Val McDermid and Ann Cleeves
WHAT THEY'RE SAYING ABOUT THE LORIMER SERIES:
'Warm-hearted, atmospheric' ANN CLEEVES
'Relentless and intriguing' PETER MAY
'Move over Rebus' DAILY MAIL
'Exciting, pacey, authentic' ANGELA MARSONS
'Superior writing' THE TIMES
'Immensely exciting and atmospheric' ALEXANDER MCCALL SMITH
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.
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 . . .
First published in the U.K. in 2007, Gray's solid fourth book featuring Det. Chief Insp. William Lorimer (after 2005's Shadows of Sounds) finds the Glasgow detective investigating the drowning death of Duncan Forbes, a partner in the prestigious accounting firm Forbes Macgregor, who surfaces in the river Clyde. Gray's narrative makes it obvious that something is wrong at Forbes Macgregor as the remaining four managing partners attempt to deal with the crisis. Police efforts are further fueled by the disappearance of one of the firm's rising stars and the death of another key employee. Psychologist and profiler Solomon Brightman adds his expertise, while Lorimer struggles to get a grip on the partners' personalities and actions. Patient police work uncovers some surprising links to other crimes. Gray's series should appeal to fans of both procedurals and psychological dissections of crimes.
The novel had the mystery and feel of a great story in the first pages, and Alex Gray didn’t disapoint. It was enthralling all the way through.