Blood in the Water: An Alice Rice Mystery: Book 1 Kindle Edition
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About the Author
Gillian Galbraith was an advocate specialising in medical negligence and agricultural law cases for seventeen years. She also worked for a time as an agony aunt in teenagers’ magazines. Since then, she has been the legal correspondent for the Scottish Farmer and has written on legal matters for The Times. She is the author of The Alice Rice Mysteries series, and in 2014 she began the Father Vincent Ross Mystery series with The Good Priest.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
'With this highly readable debut novel, Gillian Galbraith establishes what one hopes will be a long-running presence. This is a vivid and exciting story, set against the background of Edinburgh's legal and medical circles. There is not a dull page from start to finish'-- Alexander McCall Smith
'This is a really accomplished debut: atmospheric, detailed and hitting every requirement for a really satisfying crime novel'-- Rodney Troubridge, Waterstone's
'The "New Rebus"'― The Sunday Express
'a fast-paced yarn'― The Scotsman
'Blood in the Water positively reeks of Edinburgh'― Edinburgh Evening News
'Offers a much needed female perspective on the city and the genre'― Scottish Field --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
- File size : 339 KB
- Print length : 179 pages
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Publisher : Birlinn; Second edition (1 May 2011)
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- ASIN : B006WAYVLG
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: 222,595 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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I did like the author’s clear knowledge of the Social Services system, so often wrongly recounted in literature but very accurate here and, for once, social workers were not made out to be either the implacable enemy of the police nor half witted idiots, either lady bountifuls or mad hippies. I dislike serial killers (just that tad too much suspension of disbelief) but even allowing for that, I did think that the ‘plot’ was a little weak. There was not enough about the police to make it a procedural , nor enough complexity to make it a thriller. I would need some convincing to read another.
I would like to know how this became so popular? I can think of many others whose contribution to Tartan Noir is superior.
Some of the language is a bit dated. For example, referring to ‘sponge bag trousers’ and ‘drawing rooms’.
The first book of a series is always a bit of a warm up but not sure if I will try the second one.
The character of Alice is poorly drawn in my opinion. I would have liked more background. I didn't feel that i knew much about her.
I also got a bit confused with the various personae in the police and would have liked more detail.