Edge of the Grave: Exclusive Edition - Jimmy Dreghorn series (Paperback)Robbie Morrison (author)
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When an influential shipbuilder is found with his throat slit in the River Clyde, Inspector James Dreghorn must look for answers in the dark and murky underworld of 1930s Glasgow in this chilling slice of historical crime.
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Shortlisted for the McIlvanney Prize 2021
Shortlisted for the Bloody Scotland Scottish Crime Debut of the Year 2021
Glasgow, 1932. When the son-in-law of one of the city's wealthiest shipbuilders is found floating in the River Clyde with his throat cut, it falls to Inspector Jimmy Dreghorn to lead the murder case - despite sharing a troubled history with the victim's widow, Isla Lockhart.
From the flying fists and flashing blades of Glasgow's gangland underworld, to the backstabbing upper echelons of government and big business, Dreghorn and his partner 'Bonnie' Archie McDaid will have to dig deep into Glasgow society to find out who wanted the man dead and why.
All the while, a sadistic murderer stalks the post-war city leaving a trail of dead bodies in their wake. As the case deepens, will Dreghorn find the killer - or lose his own life in the process?
Edge of the Grave by Robbie Morrison is a dark historical crime novel set in Glasgow, 1932. A city still recovering from the Great War; split by religious division and swarming with razor gangs. For fans of William McIlvanney's Laidlaw, Denise Mina and Philip Kerr.
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Number of pages: 416
Dimensions: 197 x 130 mm
'A magnificent and enthralling portrait of a dark and dangerous city and the men and women who live and die in it. I can't wait to spend some more time with Jimmy Dreghorn and Archie McDaid. Robbie Morrison has produced an astounding debut' - Mark Billingham
'A mesmerizing debut - raw, brutally violent but immensely human. Early gangland Glasgow with the gloss razored off' - Peter James
'Robbie Morrison serves up a delicious slice of 30s gangster noir set in the grim and greasy, sodden and savage streets of Glasgow when it was the Empire's Second City. Peaky Blinders meets William McIlvanney in this rollocking riveting read' - Adrian McKinty, bestselling author of The Chain
'A Glaswegian version of Peaky Blinders, with razor gangs brawling in the street and festering family secrets . . . it's a dark and powerful story' - Sunday Times
'A hugely impressive debut' - Evening Standard
'Wonderfully gritty, violent and nasty in all the right ways' - James Oswald
'The atmosphere Morrison conjures is so captivating it's hard to believe this is his debut crime novel . . . You should grab Edge of the Grave at the soonest opportunity. This is without doubt the most evocative and engaging Scottish crime novel we've come across in a very long time' - The Times
'Meticulously researched and dripping with violence, written with brutal panache' - Mary Paulson-Ellis, author of Waterstones Scottish Book of the Year, The Other Mrs Walker
'Sharp and lethal as a cut-throat razor. Deeply researched, with strong characterisation and a fluent narrative, Robbie Morrison's first novel is a book to savour' - John Harvey, bestselling author of the Charlie Resnick novels
'This deftly plotted novel is a more than worthy successor to William McIlvanney's Laidlaw novels: the title is a homage to them. I am very glad that this book is the first in a projected series' - Historical Novel Society
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