Scots On The Rocks And Jo Nesbo’S Ultra-Modern: The High-Quality New Crime Fiction

Katherine Goff, an American artist of modest reputation and a likable enough amateur sleuth, has acquired an eclectic group of friends and potential murder victims (including a rich, rude American I’d like to murder myself).
This new novel takes its story from the Burnside murders, a true crime spree that horrified the city in the late 1950s.
So Watt sets out to convince them that the real killer is Peter Manuel by — wait for it!
Even so, this feels like something you’ve read before — the same characters, the same fetes, even the same recycled scenery.
There are local fetes, excursions to colorful flea markets and the odd interesting character like Jeannette, a 14-year-old thief with personality.

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