New Release Books by Alex Gray

Alex Gray is the author of Before the Storm (2021), When Shadows Fall (2020), Pitch Black (2022), The Darkest Goodbye (2016), The Stalker (2021) and other 61 books.

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Before the Storm

release date: Mar 25, 2021
Before the Storm
***THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING SERIES*** Whether you've read them all or whether you're discovering Alex Gray's bestselling series for the first time, BEFORE THE STORM will have you gripped until the final page. 'BEFORE THE STORM is classic Alex Gray - warm-hearted, atmospheric . . . with a very interesting twist' ANN CLEEVES 'An exciting procedural'SUNDAY TIMES 'Another brilliant Lorimer adventure' ***** Reader Review 'Exciting and unexpected, I hope it's not too long till the next one' ***** Reader Review 'Lorimer is up there with the best' ***** Reader Review 'Alex Gray returns with another belter' THE HERALD __________________ Your favourite Scottish detective is back with a brand new case, one that threatens to destroy everything. Inspector Daniel Kohi of the Zimbabwean police force returns home one night to find his worst nightmare has been realised. His family dead, his house destroyed, and in fear for his life, he is forced to flee the country he loves. Far away in Glasgow, DSI William Lorimer has his hands full. Christmas is approaching, the city is bustling, and whilst the homicide rate has been relatively low, something much darker is brewing. Counter-Terrorism have got wind of a plot, here in Lorimer's native city, to carry out an unspeakable atrocity on Christmas Eve. They need someone with local knowledge to help them root it out and who better than the head of the Scottish Major Incidents Team. But the investigation is complicated by a spate of local murders, and by the rumours that someone is passing information to criminal organisations from inside the police force. Soon Lorimer finds himself in desperate need of assistance. Then he meets an extraordinary man - a refugee from Zimbabwe whose investigative skills are a match for Lorimer's own . . . __________________ Readers love Alex Gray 'Relentless and intriguing' PETER MAY 'Move over Rebus' DAILY MAIL 'Immensely exciting and atmospheric' ALEXANDER MCCALL SMITH 'Alex Gray's great crime fiction series is one you can pick up at any stage and not feel lost . . complex, intriguing, tense' Reader review 'A fast-paced thriller with lots of twists and turns' Reader review 'Exciting, pacy, authentic' ANGELA MARSONS 'Convincing Glaswegian atmosphere and superior writing'THE TIMES 'This series just gets better and better and everything still feels fresh. Highly recommended' Reader review 'Lorimer is without doubt my favourite detective' Reader review 'I have read every book in the series and each one has been a pleasure.' Reader review 'Alex Gray is a master storyteller' Reader review

When Shadows Fall

release date: Mar 19, 2020
When Shadows Fall
***Discover your next reading obsession with Alex Gray's Sunday Times bestselling Scottish detective series*** Don't miss Alex Gray's gripping new Lorimer novel. Before The Storm is out in paperback now Whether you've read them all or whether this is your first Lorimer novel, When Shadows Fall is perfect if you love Ian Rankin, Val McDermid and Ann Cleeves WHAT THEY'RE SAYING ABOUT THE LORIMER SERIES: 'Warm-hearted, atmospheric' ANN CLEEVES 'Relentless and intriguing' PETER MAY 'Move over Rebus' DAILY MAIL 'Exciting, pacey, authentic' ANGELA MARSONS 'Superior writing' THE TIMES 'Immensely exciting and atmospheric' ALEXANDER MCCALL SMITH _______________ DSI Lorimer is back with a brand new case. And the stakes have never been so high . . . When his old friend and former colleague is shot dead at his home, Detective Superintendent William Lorimer is devastated. And his problems are only just beginning. It's not long before two further deaths are reported: both victims ex-policemen. It's clear this is a targeted campaign against their own, yet with no other link between the victims to identify the killer, Lorimer's police team are starting to panic. Who will be next? Lorimer knows he must keep his cool if he is to solve the case. But with time running out before the next attack, he's struggling to ignore the sickening question at the back of his mind: Will he get to the killer, before the killer gets to him?

Pitch Black

release date: Jun 02, 2022
Pitch Black
***Discover your next reading obsession with Alex Gray's bestselling Scottish detective series*** Whether you've read them all or whether this is your first Lorimer novel, PITCH BLACK is perfect if you love Ian Rankin, Val McDermid and Ann Cleeves Don't miss the latest thrilling series instalment - BEFORE THE STORM IS OUT NOW WHAT THEY'RE SAYING ABOUT THE LORIMER SERIES: 'Warm-hearted, atmospheric' ANN CLEEVES 'Relentless and intriguing' PETER MAY 'Move over Rebus' DAILY MAIL 'Exciting, pacey, authentic' ANGELA MARSONS 'Superior writing' THE TIMES 'Immensely exciting and atmospheric' ALEXANDER MCCALL SMITH ___________________ When Chief Inspector Lorimer returns from his holiday on the island of Mull, he feels a welcome sense of calm. But it doesn't last long. Kelvin FC's new star midfielder is found brutally stabbed to death in his own home and, with his wife apprehended trying to leave the country, a seemingly straightforward new case begins. But the grisly murder of a referee after a Kelvin match throws light on some dark secrets at the ground. As lies emerge and tensions build, Lorimer knows there's a serial killer on the loose - one that's only beginning to show his true colours.

The Darkest Goodbye

release date: Jan 27, 2016
The Darkest Goodbye
'Brings Glasgow to life in the same way Ian Rankin evokes Edinburgh' DAILY MAIL When newly fledged DC Kirsty Wilson is called to the house of an elderly woman, what appears to be a death by natural causes soon takes a sinister turn when it is revealed that the woman had a mysterious visitor in the early hours of that morning - someone dressed as a community nurse, but with much darker intentions. As Kirsty is called to another murder - this one the brutal execution of a well-known Glasgow drug dealer - she finds herself pulled into a complex case involving vulnerable people and a sinister service that offers them and their loved ones a 'release'. Detective Superintendent William Lorimer is called in to help DC Wilson investigate and as the body count rises, the pair soon realise that this case is about to get more personal than either of them could have imagined . . .

The Stalker

release date: Feb 02, 2021
The Stalker
***THE MILLION-COPY BESTSELLING DETECTIVE SERIES*** Don't miss the thrilling new Lorimer novel from Alex Gray. WHEN SHADOWS FALL is available to pre-order now 'Immensely exciting and atmospheric' Alexander McCall Smith A murder on their doorstep A case that's too close to home . . . _________________________ The body of a young woman has been discovered in Bellahouston park, the second in a matter of months. It's clear to Detective Superintendent William Lorimer of Police Scotland that they have a repeat killer on their hands, who is sure to strike again. Lucky for DSI Lorimer that his wife, Maggie, is miles away from potential danger, touring Scotland to promote her first book. Faced with strangers at every event, Maggie doesn't notice the quiet, non-descript man sitting in the back row. But he has noticed Maggie Lorimer. And soon his will be a face she never forgets. Whether you've read them all, or whether you're coming to Alex Gray's much-loved Lorimer series for the very first time, this is the perfect, page-turning winter read if you love Ann Cleeves, Val McDermid or Ian Rankin. _________________________ ***PRAISE FOR ALEX GRAY*** 'Convincing Glaswegian atmosphere and superior writing' The Times 'One of the best is Alex Gray . . . highly recommended' Literary Review 'Brings Glasgow to life in the same way Rankin evokes Edinburgh' Daily Mail 'Move over Rebus' Daily Mirror 'Eerie, psychological and easy to delve into' Woman 'Exciting, pacy, authentic' Angela Marsons 'DSI Lorimer's a cop to rival Rankin's Rebus' Peterborough Telegraph

Vasa Parrot

release date: Dec 22, 2020
Vasa Parrot
The Vasa Parrot is a medium-sized dark parrot that hails from Madagascar. The Vasa Parrot is about a similar size as another dim parrot, the African Gray, yet the Vasa Parrot's body shape is vastly different. Attributable to its especially long neck, smallish head, long legs, long feet and long rectangular tail, the Vasa Parrot is some of the time depicted as "so appalling its adorable." However, magnificence is entirely subjective and the Vasa Parrot has more to offer than basic great looks.This book will give you brief history of vasa parrot, housing, feeding, breeding vasa parrot and many more.Scroll up and get your copy NOW!

Keep The Midnight Out

release date: May 08, 2018
Keep The Midnight Out
Two murders, twenty years apart. Time for revenge . . . When the body of a red-haired young man is washed up on the shore of the beautiful Isle of Mull, Detective Superintendent Lorimer’s tranquil holiday away from the gritty streets of Glasgow is rudely interrupted. The body has been bound with twine in a ghoulishly unnatural position that strongly reminds Lorimer of another murder: a twenty-year-old Glasgow case that he failed to solve as a fledgling detective constable and which has haunted him ever since. As a local cop takes charge of the island murder investigation, Lorimer tries to avoid stepping on her toes. But as the similarities between the young man’s death and the cold case grow more obvious, Lorimer realizes that there could be a serial killer on the loose after all these years. As the action switches dramatically between the Mull murder and the Glasgow cold case twenty years earlier, Lorimer tries desperately to catch a cold-hearted killer. Has someone gotten away with murder for decades?

The Swedish Girl

release date: Jan 09, 2018
The Swedish Girl
Murdered in cold blood . . . And she wouldn’t be the last. When Kirsty Wilson lands a room in a luxury Glasgow flat owned by Swedish student Eva Magnusson, she can’t believe her luck. But Kirsty’s delight turns to terror when she finds the beautiful Swedish girl lying dead in their home and their male roommate accused of her murder. Kirsty refuses to accept that he is guilty and, inspired by family friend Detective Superintendent Lorimer, sets out to clear his name. Meanwhile, Lorimer calls on trusted psychologist Solly Brightman to help unravel the truth behind the enigmatic Eva’s life and death. But it is not long until another woman, bearing an uncanny resemblance to Eva, is brutally murdered. Horrified, Lorimer realizes that Kirsty could be right. Is it possible that Glasgow’s finest detective has put the wrong man behind bars? And is there a cold-blooded killer out there orchestrating the death of the next innocent victim?

A Pound of Flesh

release date: Nov 07, 2017
A Pound of Flesh
Named a Best Book of 2017 by Just Reviews In the depths of a freezing winter, Glasgow finds itself at the mercy of not one, but two serial killers This is Detective Inspector Lorimer’s worst nightmare and beyond anything he’s faced in his many years on the force. Can he find a link between the brutal slaying of prostitutes in the back streets of the city and the methodical killing of several unconnected businessmen? When the latest victim turns out to be a prominent Scottish politician, the media’s spotlight is shone on Lorimer’s investigation. Psychologist and criminal profiler Solly Brightman is called in to help solve the cases, but his help may be futile as they realize that someone on the inside is leaking confidential police information. Meanwhile two killers haunt the snowy streets and Lorimer must act fast, before they strike again…

The Silent Games

release date: Mar 13, 2018
The Silent Games
They stole her voice. Now they want her dead . . . 2014: The Commonwealth Games are coming to Glasgow and security is extra tight, particularly after a mysterious bomb explodes in a nearby rural area. As the opening ceremony for the Games draws ever closer, the police desperately seek the culprits. But Detective Superintendent Lorimer has other concerns on his mind. One is a beautiful red-haired woman from his past whose husband dies suddenly on his watch. Then there is the body of a young woman found dumped in the countryside just south of the city who is proving impossible to identify. Elsewhere in Glasgow people prepare for the events in their own way, whether for financial gain or to welcome visitors from overseas. And, hiding behind false identities, are those who pose a terrible threat not just to the Games but to the very fabric of society. Can Lorimer root them out before Britain is forever changed?

Sleep Like the Dead

release date: Sep 12, 2017
Sleep Like the Dead
There’s a hitman in Glasgow: unpaid and angry, he’s decided to settle his own debts… Marianne Brogan can’t sleep. She’s plagued by a nightmare: someone in the shadows, whispering threats, stalking her every move. To make matters worse, Marianne can’t get hold of her brother, Billy. Despite knowing some shady characters from Glasgow’s underworld, Billy’s always been there for her – until now. Meanwhile, DCI Lorimer and his team are faced with a string of seemingly unconnected but professional killings. Without witnesses or much conclusive evidence to build a case, the officers are drawing a blank. Criminal psychologist Solly Brightman is off the case due to budget cuts. But Solly is more closely connected to the murders than he could possibly know . . . And as the hitman plans a bloody ransom to get his fee, the race is on to find out just who hired him – and who’s next on the hit list.

Glasgow Kiss

release date: May 09, 2017
Glasgow Kiss
Internationally bestselling author Alex Gray returns with another dark, twisty mystery featuring Detective Chief Inspector William Lorimer Eric Chalmers is one of the most popular teachers at Muirpark Secondary School in Glasgow. Gentle and kind, he is the one adult students trust as a confidant. So when precocious teenager Julie Donaldson accuses Chalmers of rape, the school goes into shock. How could a deeply religious family man like Chalmers do such a thing? With some students and teachers supporting Julie, and others standing by Chalmers, life at Muirpark is far from harmonious. And then the situation gets much worse — Julie Donaldson goes missing, and the police are called in. For DCI William Lorimer, this is the second missing persons case in a week. He’s had too many sleepless nights worrying about a toddler who has been missing for several days. Julie’s disappearance adds a further burden to Lorimer’s already overstretched workload. With each day, the likelihood of either girl being found alive diminishes, and Lorimer finds himself racing against the clock to save innocent lives.

The Riverman

release date: Jan 10, 2017
The Riverman
Fans of atmospheric police procedurals will love watching Glasgow vividly come to life with the shocking twists and turns that have made Alex Gray an international bestseller When a dead body is fished out of Glasgow’s River Clyde the morning after an office celebration, it looks like a case of accidental death. But an anonymous telephone call and a forensic toxicology test give Detective Chief Inspector William Lorimer reason to think otherwise. Probing deeper into the life and business of the deceased accountant, a seemingly upright member of the community, Lorimer finds only more unanswered questions. What is the secret his widow seems to be concealing? Was the international accounting firm facing financial difficulties? What has become of the dead man’s protégé who has disappeared in New York? And when another employee is found dead in her riverside flat these questions become much more disturbing. Lorimer must cope not only with deceptions from the firm, but also with suspicions from those far closer to home . . .

The Bank Job

release date: Feb 19, 2015
The Bank Job
Meet Detective William Lorimer, the star of author Alex Gray's bestselling Glasgow-set crime series. The Bank Job is a gripping 3,000 word short story that reveals the dramatic event that inspired the young William Lorimer to become a policeman. Alex Gray's acclaimed series brings Glasgow to vivid life in all its grit and glory and this story is the perfect introduction to her winsome detective, as well as a treat for all fans of the series. Praise for Alex Gray's Lorimer series: 'Brings Glasgow to life in the same way Ian Rankin evokes Edinburgh' Daily Mail 'Gray is the new master of Scottish crime writing' Scottish Daily Express 'Cracking storylines and well-rounded relationships' Daily Record 'A gritty, fast-paced read' Sun

The Bird That Did Not Sing

release date: Sep 11, 2014
The Bird That Did Not Sing
In the 11th DCI Lorimer crime novel, Detective Lorimer must protect his city from a terrifying threat in the countdown to the 2014 Commonwealth Games 2014: The Commonwealth Games are coming to Glasgow and security is extra tight, particularly after a mysterious bomb explodes in a nearby rural town. As the opening ceremony for the Games draws ever closer, the police desperately seek the culprits. But Detective Superintendent Lorimer has other concerns on his mind. One is a beautiful red-haired woman from his past whose husband dies suddenly on his watch. Then there is the body of a young woman found dumped in countryside just south of the city who is proving impossible to identify. Elsewhere people prepare for the events in their own way, whether for financial gain or to welcome home visitors from overseas. And, hiding behind false identities, are those who pose a terrible threat not just to the Games but to the very fabric of society. Alex Gray's stunning new Lorimer novel brings the vibrant setting to life in a race to stop the greatest threat the city has ever known.

Never Somewhere Else

release date: Oct 31, 2013
Never Somewhere Else
'Immensely exciting and atmospheric' ALEXANDER MCCALL SMITH 'Move over Rebus' Daily Mail 'Exciting, pacey, authentic'ANGELA MARSONS 'Convincing Glaswegian atmosphere and superior writing'The Times Don't miss Alex Gray's latest novel - WHEN SHADOWS FALL is out now in paperback It doesn't matter whether you've read them all or whether you're discovering this bestselling series for the first time, this Lorimer mystery is the perfect winter read to cozy up with _______________ When three young women are discovered strangled and mutilated in a Glasgow park, it is up to DCI Lorimer to find their killer. Frustrated by a lack of progress in the investigation, Lorimer is forced to enlist the services of Dr Solomon Brightman, psychologist and criminal profiler. Together they form an uneasy alliance. But when a homeless man is brought in for questioning the investigation takes a bizarre turn. Soon Lorimer has to scratch the surface of the polished Glasgow art world and reveal the dark layers hidden beneath... Alex Gray's new novel BEFORE THE STORM is available to pre-order now _______________ ***PRAISE FOR ALEX GRAY*** 'Convincing Glaswegian atmosphere and superior writing' The Times 'Brings Glasgow to life in the same way Rankin evokes Edinburgh' Daily Mail 'Exciting, pacy, authentic' Angela Marsons 'Sums up everything that is golden and enthralling about a good book' Fully Booked

A Small Weeping

release date: Jan 31, 2011
A Small Weeping
When a murdered prostitute is found in a Glasgow train station, DCI Lorimer is perplexed by the ritualistic arrangement of her body. It isn't long before there is another murder and he realises there's no time to waste if he is to stop Glasgow's latest serial killer. A taut, suspense-filled thriller, A Small Weeping takes the reader on a gripping journey from the inner city to the wilds of the Scottish Isles, and far into the darkest depths of human nature.

Shadows of Sounds

release date: Jan 31, 2011
Shadows of Sounds
When George Millar, the City of Glasgow's orchestra leader, is brutally murdered in his dressing room before a performance, his colleagues are shocked. As the show goes on, DCI Lorimer and psychologist Solomon Brightman uncover a series of irrevocably tangled relationships between the orchestra members. Millar had been involved in a series of homosexual relationships and was well known for playing his lovers off against one another - but were his controversial dalliances really enough to incite cold-blooded and calculated murder?

Still Dark

Still Dark
New Year's Eve should be a time for celebrating. A chance to spend time with loved ones and look forward to the year ahead. For DSI William Lorimer, however, this New Year's Eve will be one that he will never forget. Called to a house after gunshots are reported, the carnage he finds there will have a powerful impact on his life - leaving him questioning his future with Police Scotland. Meanwhile, the man who eluded police capture during Lorimer's last investigation - the Quiet Release case involving the euthanasia of vulnerable patients - is back, and this time he's aligned with a powerful gangster from Glasgow's underworld. As Lorimer struggles to return to duty and stop this mystery killer once and for all, he discovers that there are forces high up within Police Scotland that are protecting the gangster that holds the key to finding the man they are looking for.

How to Draw Teen Titans Go!

release date: Jul 03, 2018
How to Draw Teen Titans Go!
Learn How to draw Teen Titans GO! in 5 minutes! Simple step by step detailed instructions explain how to draw your favorite characters. Included: 1. Robin 2. Batman 3. Cyborg 4. Beast Boy 5. Raven 6. Starfire 7. Nightwing 8. Raven Uncloaked 9. Aqualad 10. Billy Numerous 11. Green Lantern 12. Jinx 13. Kid Flash Enjoy!

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