Blood of Crows – Caro Ramsay

‘The terrific cast of characters keep the action and detection compelling’

Time Out

22 July 2021496pp

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Blood of Crows

Caro Ramsay

Better the devil you know . . . or the one you don't?

For DI Colin Anderson, there’s no such simple thing as right and wrong.

As his seemingly clear-cut conviction of paedophile Skelpie Fairbairn is declared unsafe, Anderson finds himself under investigation. Pressure on the DI mounts as an elusive criminal mastermind known as the Puppeteer seems to be the link in a series of alarming events: a gangster torched alive; a teenage boy tortured then dropped off a bridge; and the suicide of a cop working on a decades-old, unsolved child kidnapping.

When a young girl dies in Anderson’s arms after being left to drown, he is at his wits’ end. With Fairbairn as his only lead, is he prepared to dance with the devil to solve her murder?

  Caro Ramsay is the Glaswegian author of the critically acclaimed DI Anderson and DS Costello series, the first of which Absolution, was shortlisted for the CWA's New Blood Dagger for best debut of the year. The ninth book in the series, The Suffering of Strangers, was longlisted for the McIlvanney Prize 2018.