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An excellent read,
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This review is from: Natural Causes (The Inspector McLean Mysteries Book 1) (Kindle Edition)
An enjoyable, labyrinthine detective story with lots of gore and supernatural overtones. It's a pity the author falls down on the legal and police procedural details - this is Scottish criminal justice viewed through the prism of Taggart and not as it really is. To give just a few examples, terms like "burglary" and "receiving stolen goods" are English and rarely, if ever, used in Scottish law and the wonderfully spectacular suicide at Edinburgh's Waverley railway station would have been dealt with by the British Transport Police not left to the non-specialist plods of Lothian and Borders. Having said that, I didn't find it hard to forgive the failings and enjoy an excellent read. The first chapter certainly got my attention but there is plenty of equally gruesome material available elsewhere (e.g. The Bridge, arguably the best TV detective serial ever made) and I suggest you ignore the rather pathetic one star reviews and make up your own mind.