Lindsay Gordon finds herself dragged into a sordid world of blackmail, prostitution, lies and murder when she investigates the case of a former colleague jailed for killing a notorious Glaswegian journalist. Third in the popular mystery series. When Alison Maxwell, a well-known Glaswegian journalist with an irresistible sexual attraction to both sexes, is found murdered the police look no further than the owner of the scarf used to strangle her. Lindsay Gordon, however, has other ideas. Maxwell was a serial seductress who kept a secret record of her encounters – including one with Lindsay herself. Recalling the threats that followed the end of the relationship, Lindsay knows all too well the feelings of rage, fear and passion that Alison Maxwell could invoke. Soon Lindsay is embroiled in an investigation involving blackmail,stolen government documents and the vested interests of a group of people determined to keep her from finding the truth.
‘A single-malt Scots pleasure, Lindsay Gordon will only get better as she ages.’ Laurie R. King 'Move over Morse … a refreshing detective story' New Woman ‘Witty and corrosively unsentimental’ She ‘This taut story exploring the limits of friendship is well worth reading’ Publishers Weekly ‘A treat… gripping until the very last page’ Pink Paper
Val McDermid grew up in a Scottish mining community and then read English at Oxford. She was a journalist for sixteen years, spending the last three as Northern Bureau Chief of a national Sunday tabloid. She is now a full-time writer and divides her time between Cheshire and Northumberland.