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The Bird That Did Not Sing: Book 11 in the million-copy bestselling detective series

Alex Gray

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William Lorimer, Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Crime & mystery

In Alex Gray's page-turning Glasgow-set crime novel, Detective Lorimer must protect his city from a terrifying threat in the countdown to the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

2014: The Commonwealth Games are coming to Glasgow and security is extra tight, particularly after a mysterious bomb explodes in nearby rural Stirlingshire. As the opening ceremony for the Games draws ever closer, the police desperately seek the culprits. But Detective Superintendent Lorimer has other concerns on his mind. One is a beautiful red-haired woman from his past whose husband dies suddenly on his watch. Then there is the body of a young woman found dumped in countryside just south of the city who is proving impossible to identify.

Elsewhere in Glasgow people prepare for the events in their own way, whether for financial gain or to welcome home visitors from overseas. And, hiding behind false identities, are those who pose a terrible threat not just to the Games but to the very fabric of society.

Alex Gray's stunning new Lorimer novel, set against the backdrop of the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, brings the vibrant city to life in a race to stop the greatest threat the city has ever known.

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Praise for The Bird That Did Not Sing: Book 11 in the million-copy bestselling detective series

  • Gray is the new master of Scottish crime writing - Scottish Daily Express

  • Brings Glasgow to life in the same way Ian Rankin evokes Edinburgh - Daily Mail

  • Alex Gray describes her characters with sensitivity and the investigations in careful detail - Literary Review

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Alex Gray

Alex Gray was born and educated in Glasgow. She has been awarded the Scottish Association of Writers' Constable and Pitlochry trophies for her crime writing and is the co-founder of the international Bloody Scotland Crime Writing Festival. Married with a son and daughter, she now writes full time.


To find exclusive articles, reviews and the latest news about Alex Gray and the DSI Lorimer series, visit www.alex-gray.com or follow Alex on Twitter @alexincrimeland.

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