Be the first to write a review About this product. New other : lowest price. All listings for this product Buy it now Buy it now. Pre-owned Pre-owned. Last one Free postage. See all 6. About this product Product Information In a sea-cave on Lovatt Island, just off the west coast of Scotland, a skeleton is found shackled to the rocks. Detective Inspector Marjory Fleming, called in to investigate, anticipates a straightforward case belonging firmly in the past.
But when a modern watch is discovered on the skeleton's wrist, it seems the crime may be far closer to home. Additional Product Features Author s. Show more Show less. No ratings or reviews yet. Be the first to write a review. The Murder Road. Stephen Booth. The Good Priest. Thicker Than Water. Something Wicked. Money Can Kill. Eye for an Eye. Death Bed. The Calling. The Corpse Bridge.
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Killing by Colours. Celina Grace. The Devil in Disguise. Nothing but Trouble. Playing with Fire.
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Scott Hunter. To Dwell in Darkness. Deborah Crombie. Villa of Mysteries, The. David Hewson. A Pitying of Doves. Steve Burrows. Beneath the Surface. Jo Spain. The Soul of Discretion. Susan Hill. The Coopers Field Murder. The Moth Catcher.
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Ann Cleeves. Paul Gitsham. The Girl in the Glass. James Hayman. The House of Eyes. Kate Ellis. Killing for Keeps. Mari Hannah. Gallows Drop. Killer Smile. RC Bridgestock. The Siren. Jigsaw Man. Elena Forbes. A Cast of Falcons. After the Fire. Murder in Retribution. Anne Cleeland. Entry 7 in the DI Marjory Fleming series is painted in the usual broad strokes, and normally I find that endearing. Of course blunt, capable, brilliant Fleming feels torn between work and family.
Of course sidekick Tam McNee still egregiously spouts Rabbie Burns quotes that would sound awkward coming from any character speaking in the last 12 decades. Business as usual. But this go-round, there is nonstop whiplash-inducing gender stereotyping of victims and criminals alike.
Plus a whole slough o Entry 7 in the DI Marjory Fleming series is painted in the usual broad strokes, and normally I find that endearing. Plus a whole slough of psychologically improbable behavior that's described in insulting terms. Nope, that didn't make any sense to me, either. A good book to skip. Nov 13, Lila rated it it was ok Shelves: mystery. I have liked the other books in this series more. Jul 26, Jovdb rated it really liked it. Another great book in this series. A skeleton is found in a cave of a small Scottish community. Matt, an injured veteran, decides to use this small island, and his farm, as a retreat for other veterans suffering PTSD.
Their young baby is buried in the graveyard on the island and she is not happy about this development, or things in general. When DI Another great book in this series. When DI Fleming and her colleague, Tam, turn up to investigate, Tam, comes face to face with his past in the form of Brodie. Brodie is working for Matt. Tam immediately suspects Brodie of something based on his past experience of the guy. Elena, is a cold beauty married to Eddie, who adores her.
He puts up with a lot just to keep her in his life. But this time, something is different. What connection does she have with this small community? What has drawn her there? Marjory has trouble on the home front with Cat. Her daughter is now 18 and heading off to university.
On the eve of leaving home, Cat has arranged a special family dinner.
Marjory is kept away due to this new murder inquiry. Another reason for Cat to hate her. Between the family discord, the lack of personnel, and the mounting incidents, Marjory is exhausted and stressed.
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But just how much of our actions can be attributed to our choices or the choices of others? Feb 03, Mitch McCrimmon rated it really liked it. This series just keeps getting better. The theme and plot were excellent in this one, very dramatic ending, suspenseful, hard to put it down. Great handling of the emotional dynamics both within and between characters. Totally convincing and compelling. The ultimate villain and motive were completely unexpected, by me at least. I was sure I knew who it was until the surprise twist near the end.
I also liked the way the author worked in a review of events at the end. So many books are disappointi This series just keeps getting better. So many books are disappointing in the way they end abruptly as soon as the mystery is solved. Set, as usual, near the west coast of Scotland. I have read all of the books in this series. If I hadn't read and liked the previous books in the series, I may have given up at this point. However, this is an issue for all of the books in the series, so this one was just a bit worse due to the extra number of characters, many of whom seemed totally unconnected with each other.
The other thing I didn't care for was the subplot involving the main detective's daughter. This was interesting in its own right but with so much else to keep track of, I found it an unnecessary diversion. A gripping story. A skeleton in a cave, child abuse, village politics, veterans, murder and mayhem. A great series. Fantastic setting in Galloway, Scotland. These are a very well researched books. One sees the gradual slippery slope of bureaucracy and regulation as police seek to solve crimes. Mar 06, Lauren rated it liked it.
Probably because I haven't read any others in the series I found the police characters side stories boring. The actual crime drama plot was decent, but dragged out the suspense making the book longer than it needed to be. Dec 21, Bill Kupersmith rated it liked it. That marvellous quote from Nietzsche seems to be popping up a lot in my reading lately: When you gaze into the abyss, the abyss gazes back. And in the case of some of my favourite characters, when it does the abyss doesn't intimidate them; they intimidate the abyss.
Even the cows are good looking. Aug 12, Richard Thompson rated it really liked it Shelves: mw , mystery , read-alouds , bumplibrary. This one is set in the small village of Innellan which is on the coast just west of Kirkcudbright we learn in the book that Kirkcudbright is actually pronounced kirk-coo-bray. A skeleton is found shackled to the rocks in a cave on the seaward side Lovatt Island, just off the shore from Innellan and it soon becomes obvious that there is a whole tangle of nasty history linked to victim.