Time to read this forgotten series by one of Scotland's best crime writers, Lin Anderson. This is like a prequel short story and is an excellent case to show Dr Rhons MacLeod, forensic scientist.So both an excellent short story and a easy route into these books, especially, if like me you prefer to read them in chronological order.A trip to the loo is a normal event on a hen night; to end up dead on a toilet floor is more unusual even in Glasgow."'Poison,' he shook his head. 'It's like an Agatha [...]
A nice little novella that I picked up as an intro to Lin Anderson's work.Very good.A bride to be is murdered during her hen party. A simple murder with a not so simple solution.Am going hunting for Lin Anderson's other books now.
Blood Red Roses is an okay crime novella but it’s nothing special. I read the author’s novel Dark Flight years ago and have never read any more of her books so I was intrigued when I recognised the author’s name. The novella stands on its own. You really don’t need to have read any of the author’s books or know anything about the characters. The plot is a bog-standard stalker turns murderer so there’s nothing particularly original. The method of murder by strychnine poisoning is quit [...]
This book is the prequal to Driftnet by this author. It's only a very short book and it was ok. Only read because I wanted to read Driftnet and thought I would read the prequal first.Back Cover Blurb:A hen night in Glasgow leaves a bride-to-be dead on a toilet floor. Her body is twisted, her face a mask of terror. Who would kill a girl just before her wedding? Dr Rhona MacLeod and her team are called in to find out. As they go through the evidence, they find themselves in a world where sex is bo [...]
This was a funny little story, funny as in odd. It was a very quick read indeed, just a short rush through a case. The most interesting thing about it was that it describes the start of Sean and Rhona's relationship, which is always good to know. Worth reading if you get it from the library for free.otherwise, it doesn't add to the Rhona MacLeod series all that much. Her later books are much better.