MEET ME IN MALMÖ : THE FIRST ANITA SUNDSTRÖM MYSTERY BY TORQUIL MACLEOD

A British journalist is invited to Malmö to interview an old university friend who is now one of Sweden s leading film directors. When he discovers the directors glamorous film star wife dead in her apartment, the Skåne County Police are called in to solve the high-profile case. Among the investigating team is Inspector Anita Sundström, who soon finds the list of suspects growing. As Anita battles to discover the answers amid the antagonism of some of her colleagues, she even begins to think that the person she is becoming attracted to could be the murderer. This is the first in a series of the best-selling crime mysteries featuring Inspector Anita Sundström. 

'... this is a readable, entertaining debut novel; I hope that Anita Sundstrom will be assigned to more cases in future books.' - MAXINE CLARKE, EURO CRIME

ISBN : 9780857161130     
PUB DATE : 26/03/15     
£7.99     
PAGES : 298     
FORMAT : 127 X 198mm     
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MURDER IN MALMÖ : THE SECOND INSPECTOR ANITA SUNDSTRÖM MYSTERY BY TORQUIL MACLEOD

A gunman is loose in Malmö and he's targeting immigrants. The charismatic head of an advertising agency is found dead in his shower. Inspector Anita Sundström wants to be involved in the murder investigations, but she is being sidelined by her antagonistic boss. She is assigned to find a stolen painting by a once-fashionable artist, as well as being lumbered with a new trainee assistant. She also has to do to restore her professional reputation after a deadly mix-up in a previous high-profile case. Then another prominent Malmö businessman is found murdered and Sundström finds herself back in the action and facing new dangers in the second Anita Sundström Malmö mystery.

'I confess I want Inspector Anita Sundström to be my friend. She messes up, kills the wrong man, falls in love with the killer and cannot move on. She’s big on self-pity. Occasionally she disobeys orders. But she definitely wants to do her job to the best of her abilities, and although reluctantly, she can admit that misogynist opportunist Westmark is actually an excellent cop. Only a clever author can create a believable protagonist, flawed and honest.

Fast paced, with a strong plot and full of references to the history of Sweden and geography of Skåne, where Malmö is located, the second novel by Torquil MacLeod is very visual, with a very rich sense of location.' - EWA SHERMAN, EURO CRIME 

ISBN : 9780857161147     
PUB DATE : 23/07/15     
£7.99     
PAGES : 322     
FORMAT : 130 X 196mm     
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MISSING IN MALMÖ : THE THIRD INSPECTOR ANITA SUNDSTRÖM MYSTERY BY TORQUIL MACLEOD

When a British heir hunter fails to return home after a trip to Malmö, Inspector Anita Sundström doesn't want to get entangled in a simple missing person's case. She shows a similar reluctance when her ex-husband begs her to find his girlfriend, who seems to have disappeared. But when the mysteries take a sinister turn, Sundström finds herself inextricably involved in both baffling affairs, one of which seems to be connected to a robbery that took place twenty years earlier. As the cases begin to unravel, tragedy awaits the investigating team in the third Anita Sundström Malmö mystery.

'Missing in Malmo was a pleasure to read. A great and emotional story. I was thoroughly entertained, from the first sentence and left in shock by the revelations. Torquil MacLeod somehow manages to make Sweden come alive and be very accessible. His little touches of Britishness from the perspective of Swedish Anita are lots of fun.' - NORTHERN CRIME

ISBN : 9780857161154     
PUB DATE : 10/12/15     
PAGES : 256     
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FORMAT : 198 X 280mm     
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MIDNIGHT IN MALMÖ : THE FOURTH ANITA SUNDSTRÖM MYSTERY BY TORQUIL MACLEOD

When a woman is stabbed to death while jogging in Malmö s main park, the Criminal Investigation Squad need to discover who she is before the case can properly get under way. Soon they realise the victim had flown in from Switzerland, and with links to important people in the city, she wasn t everything she seemed. Meanwhile, enjoying the hot summer away from Malmö, Anita Sundström is on her annual leave and is showing Kevin Ash the sights of Skåne. Their holiday is interrupted by the apparent suicide of a respected, retired diplomat. After a further death, Anita finds herself unofficially investigating a case that has its roots in the 1917 chance meeting of a Malmö waiter with the world s most famous revolutionary. All she knows is that the answers lie in Berlin. Two investigations that begin and end at Midnight in Malmö the fourth Inspector Anita Sundström mystery.

'Anita Sundström deserves a place among the best Nordic detectives.' - QUENTIN BATES

ISBN : 9780857161307     
PUB DATE : 30/03/16     
PAGES : 320     
£7.99     
FORMAT : 203 X 131mm     
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THE FATHER : THE FIRST SEAN ROONEY THRILLER BY TOM O. KEENAN
Shortlisted for the CWA Debut Dagger, 2014. Mental illness, alcohol abuse, and the tedium of pursuing typical killers, leave Sean Rooney a pathetic man, a failed forensic profiler, a bit of a loser and definitely retired. DCI Jacqueline Kaminski has other ideas. Faced with a multiple murder - and some headless corpses - she needs Rooney back on the case.
'Glasgow is a favourite setting for dark and gritty crime novels and in this debut we are introduced to one of its gloomier residents, Sean Rooney. Despite his training as a forensic profiler, Rooney is in thrall to mental illness, alcoholism, and despair. When DCI Jacqueline Kaminski runs into a wall of silence and mystery while attempting to bring a serial beheader to justice, she is forced to turn to Rooney. Despite his broken state, he is a man whose own self-loathing and hatred for his life – and all those in it – comes close to the state of the mind of the human monster who is operating unchecked on the the streets of Glasgow.' - CRIME FICTION LOVER


ISBN : 9780857161161     
PUB DATE : 09/04/15     
PAGES : 344     
£7.99     
FORMAT : 127 X 197MM     
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BROKEN CHORD : THE FIRST JACOPO DRAGONETTI MYSTERY BY MARGARET MOORE 

Margaret Moore has created a stylish, astute yet empathetic Italian investigator. State Prosecutor Jacopo Dragonetti known as Drago (the dragon), makes his debut in this elegant psychological exploration of a dysfunctional family. Ursula von Bachmann made many bad decisions in her life, but the worst was to let her killer into her bedroom. In the unbearable heat of July in Tuscany, investigating magistrate Jacopo Dragonetti unravels a family history of feuds and violence. Money can buy you many things but it can t protect you from murder, it can t buy you love, and there is no love lost in the despotic Ursula s family. Imprisoned in the villa, they eye each other with increasing suspicion and fear. Three children by three different fathers, resentful servants, a jilted lover, and echoes from the Second World War as well as the more recent past, are the components of this complex case.

'BROKEN CHORD, an elegant psychological exploration of a dysfunctional family in a fine tradition of crime mystery is a great read, and I will follow Drago’s investigations and musings in further instalments.' - EWA SHERMAN, EURO CRIME 

'A fascinating and captivating blend of a traditional murder mystery set in the stunning surroundings of Lucca and Florence.' - LOVE READING

ISBN : 9780857160829     
PUB DATE : 16/04/15     
PAGES : 344     
£7.99     
FORMAT : 127 X 197MM     
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THE STORM WITHOUT (DOUG MICHIE SERIES) BY TONY BLACK
Still recovering from the harrowing case that ended his police career, Doug Michie returns to his boyhood home of Ayr on Scotland's wind-scarred west coast. He hopes to rebuild his shattered life, get over the recent failure of his marriage and shed his demons, but the years have changed the birthplace of the poet Robert Burns. When Doug meets his old school-day flame Lyn, however, he feels his past may offer the salvation of a future. But, Lyn's son has been accused of murder and she begs Doug to find the truth. Soon Doug is tangled in a complicated web of corrupt politicians, frightened journalists and a police force in cahoots with criminals. Only Burns' philosophical musings offer Doug some shelter as he wanders the streets of Auld Ayr battling The Storm Without. 
 'Black's dialogue and atmosphere crackle with authenticity'. - THE TIMES
'If you're a fan of Rankin, Mina or Welsh this is most certainly one for you.' THE SCOTSMAN

ISBN : 9780857160409     
PUB DATE : 05/07/12     
PAGES : 170     
£7.99     
FORMAT : 130 X 199MM      
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THE INGLORIOUS DEAD (DOUG MICHIE SERIES) BY TONY BLACK 

This is the second book in the Doug Michie crime series by Tony Black, the acclaimed Scottish writer. Full of intrigue, lies, secrets, and illicit sexual encounters, this is a must-read for all fans of crime noir. The first Doug Michie crime novel is the excellent award-winning The Storm Without published by McNidder & Grace. 

'Doug Michie finds himself being dragged back into a world he thought he had left behind in Ulster, and a story which had very few shades of light at the beginning becomes steadily darker as we proceed towards a violent and genuinely unexpected conclusion. "The Inglorious Dead" is tightly, almost sparingly, written, and certainly provides a highly entertaining change of scenery for those used to Scottish detectives based in our large cities. Where to next for Doug Michie? We don't know, but we do hope we meet him again.' - UNDISCOVERED SCOTLAND

ISBN : 9780857160461     
PUB DATE : 29/05/15     
PAGES : 170     
£7.99     
FORMAT : 135X 196MM     
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