DECEMBER additions to the library shelves.
The Skeleton Road
by Val McDermid
WHEN A SKELETON is discovered hidden at the top of a crumbling, gothic building in Edinburgh, Detective Chief Inspector Karen Pirie is faced with the unenviable task of identifying the bones. As Karen’s investigation gathers momentum, she is drawn deeper into a dark world of intrigue and betrayal.
Meanwhile, someone is taking the law into their own hands in the name of justice and revenge – but when present resentment collides with secrets of the past, the truth is more shocking than anyone could have imagined…
by Rebecca Chance
FIRST CLASS is about to get dangerous. Pure Air’s new LuxeLiner is flying from London to LA on its inaugural journey with a first class cabin packed with A-list celebrities. As the feuding crew compete to impress their famous passengers, the handsome pilot tries to win the attention of a pretty young stewardess. But one VIP singer is battling something seriously sinister: watching her every step is a very determined stalker, someone who will go to any lengths to get the star to satisfy their desires. At 30,000 feet there is nowhere to run – and nowhere to hide.
The Hangman’s Song
by James Oswald
A YOUNG MAN is found hanging by a rope in his Edinburgh home. A simple, sad suicide it seems but Detective Inspector Tony McLean is puzzled by the curious suicide note. A second hanged man and another strange note hint at a sinister pattern.
Investigating a brutal prostitution and human trafficking ring, McLean struggles to find time to link the two suicides. But the discovery of a third convinces him of malicious intent. Digging deeper, McLean finds answers much closer to home than he expects. Something terrifying stalks the city streets – and bringing it to justice may destroy all he holds dear.
by Peter Robinson
TWO MISSING BOYS, a stolen bolt gun, one fatal shot – three ingredients for murder. When DCI Banks and his team are called to investigate the theft of a tractor from a North Yorkshire village, they are far from enthusiastic about what seems to be a simple case of rural crime. Then a blood stain is found in an abandoned hangar, two main suspects vanish without trace and events take a darkly sinister turn.
As each lead does little to unravel the mystery, Banks feels the case is coming to a dead end – until a road accident reveals some alarming evidence, throwing the investigation to a frightening new level. Someone is trying to cover their tracks – someone with deadly intent…