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Summary

In a small Scottish university town, what links a spate of murders, a targeted bomb explosion and a lecturer's disappearance? Who is pulling the strings?

Having returned to Castletown intending to win back his estranged wife, DCI Jim Carruthers finds himself entrenched in the investigation. DS Andrea Fetcher assists him in the hunt for the perpetrators. They need to work fast. But can they truly rely on Jim's old adversary?

©2017 Tana Collins (P)2017 W. F. Howes Ltd

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"A police procedural that delights the reader with a strong sense of place. Tartan Noir at its best." (Sarah Ward, author of In Bitter Chill)

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I’m only 20 mins into this and going to return it. Bad narration, stilted dialogue, predictable and stereotypical characters.

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  • Wayne
  • 28-01-18

Interesting modern detective novel!

Robbing the Dead is a multiple murder suspense mystery set near the northeastern coast of Scotland. It is the first novel in the two novel (so far) Inspector Jim Carruthers series. I definitely plan to listen to Book 2 of this series. James Gilles narrates very well indeed; however, his neutral English accent is all wrong for this Scottish detective novel.

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  • Debora Aldridge
  • 13-04-18

Extremely Interesting

I found the subject matter as well as the plot very interesting and intelligent. The main characters were smart, vulnerable and real life. Collins did a remarkable job on this novel. She not only wrote a suspenseful mystery, but an educational one as well. A definite read.

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  • Donna
  • 14-02-18

A Three

Interesting story, back story and characters make this book a lively read. It did get confusing as I listened, so many names that did not seem to fit the story, but with a happy ending all was sorted at the end. I think :-)