Men vanish all the time often because that s what they ve chosen to do So when he s sent to investigate a disappearance, Inspector Jim Meldrum begins to ask himself why the Chief Constable and so many of his colleagues are taking an interest in what appears to be a routine investigation Wealthy John Bellman lived a quiet life out of the public eye What makes his disappearance so important An unexpected call takes Meldrum to Oslo where a Norwegian policeman appears to have evidence that Bellman was connected to one of the most dangerous neo Nazi groups to emerge since the fall of the Berlin wall.In London, Bellman s daughter demands her own price of Meldrum to help in the search From there, Meldrum s dogged pursuit of the truth will take him deep into a New England forest where the elements of Bellman s past come into violent collision For the final unravelling, however, he has to look elsewhere If he is to uncover the roots of a spreading evil Jim Meldrum must come home To Edinburgh A Kind of Dying is a haunting and beautifully written crime novel that will captivate fans of Ian Rankin, Peter James, and Peter Robinson This riveting, through provoking and darkly compelling thriller, which cunningly subverts the reader s expectations at every twist and turn confirms Lindsay s status as one of the most potent voices in contemporary Scottish fiction The Herald Intelligent, entertaining, gripping and well written Ian Rankin A complex and satisfying crime novel The Sunday Times Lindsay has used a genre often concerned with entertainment only to write a profoundly serious novel, as Chandler and Ross Macdonald did in California half a century ago The Scotsman A superb piece of crime fiction Edinburgh Evening News New Download [ A Kind of Dying ] By [ Frederic Lindsay ] – heartforum.co.uk
Frederic Lindsay was a Scottish crime writer who was born in Glasgow and lived in Edinburgh He was a full time writer from 1979 and previously worked as a lecturer, teacher and library assistant Eight of Lindsay s thirteen novels are police procedurals featuring Detective Inspector Jim Meldrum, an officer with Lothian and Borders Police, as their main protagonist In 1987, his novel Brond was made into a three part television series for Channel 4 directed by Michael Caton Jones and featuring the actors Stratford Johns, John Hannah and James Cosmo.Lindsay also wrote for radio and the stage.
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- A Kind of Dying
- Frederic Lindsay
- 24 December 2018 Frederic Lindsay