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  • Blood in the Waterby Gillian Galbraith

    Birlinn 2011; US$ 2.90

    The Edinburgh underworld may have emitted a collective sigh of relief at the departure of Inspector Rebus, but just as they thought it was safe to reclaim the streets of Auld Reekie it seems that a fresh avenger of evil, DS Alice Rice, has come of age? – Scottish Field This thrilling police-procedural debut from crime writer Gillian Galbraith introduces... more...

  • Where the Shadow Fallsby Gillian Galbraith

    Birlinn 2011; US$ 3.37

    From its blood-stained opening, the latest chapter in the tumultuous life of DS Alice Rice proves a compelling read' - Scottish Field 'A tangled web of estranged family members, closeted lifestyles and windfarm nimbyism...really did keep me guessing to the end? - Stirling Observer When the body of a retired sheriff is discovered in his grand house... more...

  • No Sorrow to Dieby Gillian Galbraith

    Birlinn 2011; US$ 3.37

    ‘Highly readable? - Alexander McCall Smith ‘Red herrings, lies and cul-d-sacs interlink to create an enjoyable read and an awkward puzzle to solve? - The Dorothy L Sayers Society ‘[Galbraith] offers a much needed female perspective on the city and the genre? - Scottish Field As Heather Brodie kisses her lover goodnight, her disabled husband lies... more...

  • Vikings in Americaby Graeme Davis

    Birlinn 2012; US$ 8.44

    The first book to tackle the subject in forty years, the true extent of the Viking discovery and colonisation of the eastern seaboard of America is fully examined, taking into account the new archaeological, linguistic and DNA evidence which supplements the historic account. When Columbus claimed to have discovered America in 1492, and the Borgia... more...

  • Dying of the Lightby Gillian Galbraith

    Birlinn 2011; US$ 3.37

    Midwinter, a freezing night in Leith, near Edinburgh's red light district. A policewoman's flashlight stabs the darkness in a snow-covered cemetery. The circle of light stops on a colourless, dead face. So begins the hunt for a serial murderer of prostitutes in Gillian Galbraith's third Alice Rice mystery. Partly inspired by the real-life killings... more...

  • J K Rowling and the Harry Potter Phenomenonby Lindsey Fraser

    Birlinn 2011; US$ 2.90

    Joanne Rowling was once a would-be published author like many others – committed and determined. Now J K Rowling is at the heart of a global media phenomenon, wealthier, and more influential and successful than she could possibly have imagined. The Harry Potter novels changed her life, and the landscape of writing, publishing and bookselling for children... more...

  • The Road to Hellby Gillian Galbraith

    Birlinn 2012; US$ 5.91

    When the body of a half-clothed woman is discovered in an Edinburgh park, a murder investigation is launched. The victim has not been reported missing and there are few clues to her identity. Soon after, the naked corpse of a prominent clergyman is found, also in a park. DS Alice Rice wonders if the same killer is at work, and if so, what is the connection... more...

  • The Art of Waitingby Christopher Jory

    Birlinn 2015; US$ 11.65

    A tale of love, revenge and survival against the odds, set in Venice and Russia in the 1940s. ‘A profoundly moving novel with echoes of Vasily Grossman that sweeps you from Russia to Italy over the course of a gripping, richly evocative and atmospheric tale? – Alex Preston Russia, 1943. A girl from Leningrad and a soldier from Venice stand together... more...

  • Salmondby David Torrance

    Birlinn 2012; US$ 8.44

    A masterful work with intricate research' - Dorothy-Grace Elder, Scottish Review 'Torrance is an industrious historian and an assiduous biographer' - The Herald Alex Salmond is well known in Scotland, the UK and beyond as the leader of the Scottish National Party and Scotland's First Minister, but relatively little is understood about Salmond as... more...

  • Strip the Willowby John Aberdein

    Birlinn 2011; US$ 6.75

    Winner of the 2010 Mortgage Investment Trust Book Fiction Award “A global novel with a local accent. It invites comparison with Flann O?Brien, Jonathan Swift, John Kennedy Toole, Ken Kalfus. Hugh MacDiarmid…would have loved it,? – Scotland on Sunday "You?ll be hard pushed to find a more cleverly constructed read this year. Quite superb," - The List... more...