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Cast a Cold Eye

A Jimmy Dreghorn Mystery
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  • Cast a Cold Eye by Robbie Morrison
  • Cast a Cold Eye by Robbie Morrison
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In 1930s Glasgow, partners Jimmy Dreghorn and Archie McDaid face a danger that threatens to set their city aflame—the second novel in the acclaimed mystery series that began with Edge of the Grave. “This is Peaky Blinders territory. . . . Packed with dramatic action and unforgettable characters, it casts a hypnotic spell and stirs the blood.”—Daily Mail Glasgow, 1933. Murder is nothing new in the Depression-era city, especially to war veterans Inspector Jimmy Dreghorn and his partner, “Bonnie” Archie McDaid. But the dead man found in a narrowboat on the Forth and Clyde Canal, executed with a single shot to the back of the head, is no ordinary killing. Violence usually erupts in the heat of the moment—the razor-gangs that stalk the streets settle scores with knives and fists. But firearms suggest something more sinister, especially when the killer strikes again. Meanwhile, other forces are stirring within the city. A suspected IRA cell is at large, embedded within the criminal gangs and attracting the ruthless attention of Special Branch agents from London. With political and sectarian tensions rising and the body count mounting, Dreghorn and McDaid pursue an investigation into the dark heart of humanity—where one man’s freedom fighter is another man’s terrorist, and noble ideals are swept away by bloody vengeance.

Author Biography:

Robbie Morrison is the author of Edge of the Grave and Cast a Cold Eye. He sold his first comic-book script at the age of twenty-three, and since then has become one of the most respected writers in the UK comics industry. On both sides, his family connection to Glasgow and the surrounding areas stretches back four generations and is a source of inspiration for the Jimmy Dreghorn series.
Release date Australia
April 9th, 2024
Audience
  • General (US: Trade)
Pages
448
Dimensions
132x203x24
ISBN-13
9780593723333
Product ID
37877220

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