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Dead Man’s Grave: The first book in a gripping new Scottish police procedural series for crime fiction and mystery thriller fans (DS Max Craigie Scottish Crime Thrillers, Book 1)

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One things for certain: it might be the latest killing, but it wont be the last This killer can never be caught.

When detectives Max Craigie and Janie Calder arrive at a murder scene, they soon discover this murder is part of a blood feud between two Scottish families that stretches back to the 1800s. Craigie finds both friendship and invaluable help from Janie, a strong and independent woman to be reckoned with. We use cookies to personalise content and ads, to provide social media features and to analyse our traffic. This is a fast paced, enjoyable and exciting crime read that is hard to let go of, it is engaging and entertaining, and I loved both main characters. Since retiring from the Metropolitan Police, Neil has relocated to the Scottish Highlands with his wife and son.He has a strong personal moral code and is not afraid to stand up against higher authorities for what he believes in. What is obviously a joke or banter is invariably followed by a description of someone chuckling or of a smile spreading across their face to make sure we’ve got the point – and ruining any lightness which may be intended. Today I am sharing my thoughts on Dead Man’s Grave by Neil Lancaster, book one in the Max Craigie series. My wife’s best friend, Gail and her huge family had hired out this beautiful, massive house for a week and they had travelled from all over the world to be together for Christmas. The head of Scotland's most powerful crime family is brutally murdered, his body is dumped inside an ancient grave in a remote cemetery.

It quickly becomes obvious that there's corruption at a high level in Police Scotland and the Hardie family are benefitting from it. Their camaraderie doesn't, however, prevent Ross from giving Max a good bawling out when he thinks he deserves it. His accent was deep, resonant and 100% West Coast Scottish, despite having lived in Australia and New Zealand for decades. Although Max has the stereotypical relationship breakdown common to many fictional detectives, he’s neither bitter nor angsty about it, which is refreshing.I’m Charlotte, a British book blogger who also moonlights as an agency nurse in hospitals all around the south west of England. When Max reports to the sons of the crime boss about his findings they don't seem surprised by any of the news.

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