With this highly readable debut novel, Gillian Galbraith establishes what one hopes will be a long-running presence. This is a vivid and exciting story, set against the background of Edinburgh's legal and medical circles. There is not a dull page from start to finish'
Alexander McCall Smith
'This is a really accomplished debut: atmospheric, detailed and hitting every requirement for a really satisfying crime novel'
Rodney Troubridge, Waterstone's
The "New Rebus"'
The Sunday Express
a fast-paced yarn'
Blood in the Water positively reeks of Edinburgh'
Edinburgh Evening News
Offers a much needed female perspective on the city and the genre'
About the Book
'There is not a dull page from start to finish' – Alexander McCall Smith
'this is a really accomplished debut: atmospheric, detailed, and hitting every requirement for a satisfying crime novel' – Waterstones
'The New Rebus' – Sunday Express
Smart and capable, but battling disillusionment and loneliness, Detective Alice Rice races against time and an implacable killer to solve a series of grisly murders amongst the professional elite of Edinburgh’s well-to-do New Town.
Gillian Galbraith was an advocate specialising in medical negligence and agricultural law cases for seventeen years. She also worked for a time as an agony aunt in teenagers’ magazines. Since then, she has been the legal correspondent for the Scottish Farmer and has written on legal matters for The Times. She is the author of The Alice Rice Mysteries series, and in 2014 she began the Father Vincent Ross Mystery series with The Good Priest.
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