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An unpredictable killer is loose on the streets of Glasgow, experimenting with death. Beginning with brute force, the murderer moves on to poison and drowning, greedy for new and better ways to kill. Faced with a string of unconnected victims, DCI Lorimer turns to psychologist and friend Solomon Brightman for his insights.
Lorimer is also assigned to review the case of a fatal house fire. His suspicions are raised by shocking omissions in the original investigation. Some uncomfortable questions have been buried, but Lorimer is the man to ask them. As the serial killer gets closer to Lorimer's family, can the DCI unmask the volatile murderer before the next victim is found too close to home?
©2010 Alex Gray (P)2011 W F Howes Ltd
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Critic Reviews

"The fourth novel by the woman touted as Glasgow's answer to Ian Rankin." (The Herald)
"An efficiently plotted story with the necessary red herrings and an interesting twist." (Sunday Herald)
"An absorbing, vivid police-procedural." (Literary Review)
"Gray artfully intertwines Lorimer's personal and professional lives, balancing action and gore with the kind of emotional depth that keeps the heart thudding and pages turning." (Scottish Daily Record)
"A fast-paced thriller." (Hot Stars)
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By Dorothy Darby on 06-16-17

Five ways To Kill A Man

Great suspense ,the characters ,the book was phenomenal,I am intrigued by DCI Lorimer ,and Professor Sully

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By P. S. Elliott on 10-17-16

5 ways to kill a man

brilliant - I really enjoyed his book - it kept me guessing right to the end. Great imagination, beautifully told and good narrator. I will look out more for his work. Well done

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By JPH on 02-24-17

Fair story but Poor editing

Fairly decent story marred by some poor editing. There were a few paragraphs particularly in chapters 6 & 7 that were repeated, for example one paragraph relating to a fire & the possibility it was due to a chip pan. You found that the story would plod along getting then the narrator woukd repeat the last paragraph again which was very off putting. Also the narration would suddenly stop then start again with the last word or words repeated again. Other than these little niggles it was a an engrossing story if a little far fetched in places.

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