Death Knock (An Inspector Jim Meldrum Thriller) by Frederic Lindsay

By Frederic Lindsay

3 scorching days in a row and Edinburgh goes a bit loopy. Taking a brief minimize via a tricky housing scheme, Detective Inspector Jim Meldrum reveals himself stuck up in an ambush by means of a mob of twelve-year-olds. And whilst he arrives at a homicide scene, it truly is with a lump gouged out of his cranium and gentle concussion. yet that's just the beginning of his trouble.

The sufferer is pointed out because the well-connected urban businessman Brian Ashton. in spite of a brooding headache and a nasty case of double imaginative and prescient, Meldrum can see this example is a minefield. And that's ahead of he meets the victim's red-headed widow.

Helped through neighborhood educational and crime profiler Henry Stanley, Meldrum starts to solve the weird secrets and techniques surrounding a couple of surprising demise. Can he trap the killer sooner than dying comes knocking back? Or has Meldrum ultimately met his match?

'Death Knock' is a chilling crime mystery that's ideal for lovers of Peter James and Peter Robinson.

'Intelligent, pleasing, gripping and well-written' -Ian Rankin

'A complicated and pleasant crime novel' -The Sunday Times

‘One of the main fascinating mystery writers around’ -The Scotsman

‘One of the main effective voices in modern Scottish fiction’ -The Herald

'Lindsay can relax your soul' -The Listener

Frederic Lindsay used to be a novelist who lived and wrote in Edinburgh. different books in his Inspector Jim Meldrum sequence contain ‘Convictions’ and ‘A form of Dying’.

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Jenseits der Wegkreuzung führte die Straße zurück ins Dorf. Katja konnte die roten und braunen Ziegel der Dächer zwischen den Kronen der Bäume sehen und die Enge förmlich spüren, die das Denken der Menschen dort beherrschte. Sie spiegelte sich in den sauberen kleinen Äckern und gekehrten Gassen wider, dem Geläut der Glocken von der nahen Abtei und den Blicken der Mutter, die nicht wagte, zu fragen. « Und diese vier Worte wie einen Vorwurf klingen ließ. Sie konnten nicht miteinander reden. Nicht über Afghanistan.

Darunter ein in Leder gebundenes Notizbuch. Auf der Innenseite des Einbandes fand er zu seiner Überraschung ein Foto von Katja. Mayer betrachtete es nachdenklich. Das kurze blonde Haar fiel ihr in eigenwilligen Locken ins Gesicht, ihr Blick aus den leuchtend blauen Augen strahlte ungebrochene Energie aus, so ganz anders als bei ihrer letzten Begegnung vor wenigen Stunden. Aber nun verstand er auch, warum. Nachdem er das KSK verlassen hatte, war in den vergangenen Jahren also mehr aus der Freundschaft geworden, die Chris und Katja verband.

Nachdem sie aus dem Feldlazarett entlassen worden war und Chris im Krankenhaus besucht hatte, war alles in ihr verstummt. Sie wanderte wie paralysiert durch ihr eigenes Leben und war zu einer Beobachterin ihrer selbst geworden. Mehr als alles andere fürchtete sie den Moment, in dem sich diese Distanz auflösen würde. *** Hamburg, Deutschland Eric Mayer betrachtete nachdenklich die kühne Konstruktion aus Glas und Stahl, die sich vor ihm in den Himmel reckte. �Die Larenz-Werke haben sich den Neubau ihrer Zentrale einiges kosten lassen«, bemerkte Oliver Schaar, der leitende Staatsanwalt, der mit Mayer im selben Wagen gefahren war.

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