Time for the Dead - Rhona MacLeod (Hardback)Lin Anderson (author)
Time for the Dead is a gripping crime novel by Lin Anderson and sees forensic scientist Rhona MacLeod discover that a terrifying war is unfolding on Scotland's Isle of Skye.
When forensic scientist Rhona MacLeod returns to her roots on Scotland’s Isle of Skye, a chance encounter in the woods behind a nearby activities centre leads her to what seems to be a crime scene, but without a victim. Could this be linked to a group of army medics, who visited the centre while on leave from Afghanistan and can no longer be located on the island?
Enlisting the help of local tracker dog Blaze, Rhona starts searching for a connection.
Two days later a body is found at the base of the famous cliff known as Kilt Rock, face and identity obliterated by the fall, which leads Rhona to suspect the missing medics may be on the island for reasons other than relaxation. Furthermore, elements of the case suggests a link with an ongoing operation in Glasgow, which draws DS Michael McNab into the investigation.
As the island’s unforgiving conditions close in, Rhona must find out what really happened to the group in Afghanistan, as the consequences may be being played out in brutal killings on Skye . . .
Time for the Dead is the fourteenth book in Lin Anderson’s forensic crime series featuring Rhona MacLeod. Discover more forensic thrillers with the start the series; Driftnet, Torch and Deadly Code.
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Number of pages: 448
Weight: 708 g
Dimensions: 242 x 163 x 44 mm
Forensic scientist Rhona MacLeod has become one of the most satisfying characters in modern crime fiction — honourable, inquisitive and yet plagued by doubts and, sometimes, fears . . . As ever, the landscape is stunningly evoked and MacLeod’s decency and humanity shine through on every page - Daily Mail
The best Scottish crime series since Rebus - Daily Record
The bleak landscape is beautifully described, giving this popular series a new lease of life - Sunday Times
Hugely imaginative and exciting - James Grieve (Emeritus Professor of Forensic Pathology)
Lin Anderson is one of Scotland’s national treasures – don’t be fooled by comparisons, her writing is unique, bringing warmth and depth to even the seediest parts of Glasgow. Lin’s Rhona MacLeod is a complex and compelling heroine who just gets better with every outing - Stuart MacBride
Shades of The Wicker Man, with a touch of Agatha Christie. Superb - Daily Mail
Anderson is a master story teller; her books are always incredibly well researched and her story lines resonate with her understanding of contemporary issues and the politics of expediency - Live and Deadly
A cracking read that I thoroughly enjoyed. This is one of those novels where the setting is as much a character as any of the people being written about - A Crime Reader's Blog
Time For The Dead is one hell of a book, which deserves to soar up to the top of the bestsellers list. The series featuring Rhona MacLeod just keeps getting better and better - Ginger Book Geek
With every outing the Rhona MacLeod series gets better, and Time for the Dead proves this. There must be something about Scottish crime writers, especially the females, who are second to none. Anderson’s research and knowledge make this thriller, and like any artist the words on the pages are her canvass where she creates another masterpiece - NB
A brilliantly written thriller, as hard as nails in places, but also gloriously Romantic, in the nineteenth century sense of nature being a formidable force, with mountain chasms, storm washed beaches and human beings clinging on by the skin of their teeth. It is a police procedural at its heart, but one that is as black as the sand on Skye beaches - Fully Booked 2017
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