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Pan Macmillan
FORMAT: Electronic book text
ISBN: 9781529054095
RRP: £7.99
PAGES: 400
PUBLICATION DATE: April 13, 2023

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Cast a Cold Eye: A Gritty Historical Crime Thriller Set in 1930s Glasgow

By (author) Robbie Morrison

Cast a Cold Eye by Robbie Morrison is a dark historical crime novel and the sequel to Edge of the Grave which won the Bloody Scotland Scottish Crime Debut award and was shortlisted for the CWA Historical Dagger.Glasgow, 1933Murder is nothing new in the Depression-era city, especially to war veterans Inspector Jimmy Dreghorn and his partner ‘Bonnie’ Archie McDaid. But the dead man found in a narrowboat on the Forth and Clyde Canal, executed with a single shot to the back of the head, is no ordinary killing.Violence usually erupts in the heat of the moment – the razor-gangs that stalk the streets settle scores with knives and fists. Firearms suggest something more sinister, especially when the killer strikes again. Meanwhile, other forces are stirring within the city. A suspected IRA cell is at large, embedded within the criminal gangs and attracting the ruthless attention of Special Branch agents from London.With political and sectarian tensions rising, and the body count mounting, Dreghorn and McDaid pursue an investigation into the dark heart of humanity – where one man’s freedom fighter is another man’s terrorist, and noble ideals are swept away by bloody vengeance.

Reviews of Cast a Cold Eye: A Gritty Historical Crime Thriller Set in 1930s Glasgow

A magnificent and enthralling portrait of a dark and dangerous city and the men and women who live and die in it. An astounding debut — Mark Billingham on Edge of the Grave, bestselling author of the Tom Thorne series Peaky Blinders meets William McIlvanney in this rollocking riveting read — Adrian McKinty, bestselling author of The Chain on Edge of the Grave Tense, absorbing and dripping with gallus Glasgow humour, this book is absolutely wonderful — Abir Mukherjee on Edge of the Grave, bestselling author of the Wyndham and Banerjee series

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