By Caro Ramsay
Anderson & Costello #1
Caro Ramsay's Absolution is the 1st in her much-loved Anderson and Costello series.
The Crucifixion Killer is stalking Glasgow ... leaving victims' mutilated our bodies in a Christ-like pose. DCI Alan McAlpine - a well known and profitable police officer - is drafted in to steer the quest, supported by means of neighborhood officials DI Anderson and DS Costello.
But the previous holds bad stories for McAlpine. He final labored this beat a few 20 years prior, whilst he was once assigned to protect a girl - anonymous and faceless after a sadistic acid assault - at a Glasgow clinic. An obsession used to be born at that clinic room that hasn't ever rather left McAlpine . . . and now it kind of feels to be resurfacing. For a reason.
As the chase to halt the ugly murders intensifies, so Anderson and Costello locate chilling reason for predicament uncomfortably on the subject of domestic . . .
Reissued with a gorgeous new package deal, Caro Ramsay's Anderson & Costello thrillers were generally acknowledged as the most major new sequence within the style lately and Ramsay's completely distinct investigators are able to develop into the nation's favorite Scottish cop duo. Absolution is the superb starting to this lovely sequence. next titles contain darkish Water and making a song to the lifeless. lovers of Ian Rankin and Val McDermid will love this sequence.
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Absolution (Anderson & Costello, Book 1) by Caro Ramsay