THE SPECIAL DEAD (Rhona Macleod #10) by Lin Anderson is an excellent tenth title in this Scottish noir series.
I like the cover art; the info about numerology; the creepy, disturbing Barbie dolls - what do they mean?; cats; WICAN spells and ceremonies; Rhona’s ever complex relationship issues; very detailed forensics; inclusion of the university library setting and its special collections; Glasgow’s ‘sense of place’; the personality of DI Bill Wilson and the management of his staff; and the sideline primer of Scottish whiskey.
I liked Rhona’s musings on the science of forensics - “Forensics were a way of mapping out what happened in intricate detail. There was no emotion involved, only science. The science of who, where, and when.”
I recommend this title and series.
I was gripped from the first chapter * Bestcrimebooksandmore.co.uk * Lin Anderson crafts her prime characters beautifully. They are as warm blooded and fragile, or as fierce and angry, as well known friends * Bookpostmortem.wordpress.com * This unusual police procedural series has been running for more than a decade but shows no signs of flagging, with its solid plotting and recurring characters who are worth getting to know * Morning Star * The Special Dead is the tenth in Lin Anderson's series featuring her forensic scientist, Rhona MacLeod and it is everything that we have come to expect from this highly talented author * Eurocrime * Anderson clearly knows what her readers want and how to keep them coming back for more * The Sunday Herald * Lin Anderson is one of Scotland's natural treasures - don't be fooled by comparisons, her writing is unique, bringing warmth and depth to even the seediest parts of Glasgow. Lin's Rhona MacLeod is a complex and compelling heroine who just gets better with every outing -- Stuart MacBride
If you are reading this, then I am dead. The Special Dead is a suspenseful forensic thriller, the tenth in the Rhona MacLeod series by Lin Anderson.