'If it was me, if I was the murderer, Alice thought, where would I go?  What would I do?  The job he had set himself was unfinished, he must be aware that his luck could not go on forever. It was a simple calculation; at best, a lifetime in prison, at worst he'd be killed by the police whilst attempting to complete his self-appointed task.'

Introducing Alice Rice, Edinburgh detective.  Smart and capable, but battling disillusionment and loneliness, she races against time and an implacable killer to solve a series of grisly murders among Edinburgh's professional elite in the well-to-do New Town.


Gillian Galbraith

Gillian Galbraith was born in Coupar Angus, Perthshire, in January 1957. She was educated at a convent and at the Universities of Edinburgh and Dundee. Following careers in dish-washing, bookselling and journalism she was called to the Scottish Bar in 1987.


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Series: Alice Rice

Year of Publication
Book Number (in series)
Review BLOOD IN THE WATER, Gillian Galbraith
Karen Chisholm
Monday, January 12, 2009

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