Before the Devil Knows you’re Dead by Owen Mullen

Today I am on the blog tour for Before the Devil Knows you’re dead by Owen Mullen. Another fantastic new release from Bloodhound books.

The story: Charlie’s Back!

Gavin Law was a whistleblower.

Now he’s missing.

Just another case for Glasgow PI, Charlie Cameron, until he discovers there is more to Law and his disappearance than anyone imagined.

Wallace Maitland, the surgeon responsible for leaving a woman brain-damaged may have abandoned his sacred oath and become a killer. Did the hospital which refused to accept responsibility for the tragedy have Law silenced permanently? Or, with his wife little more than a vegetable, has David Cooper, believing he has been betrayed yet again, taken justice into his own hands?

Charlie comes to realise the world of medicine can be a dangerous place.

Across the city, East End gangster, Sean Rafferty is preparing to exploit the already corrupt city council in a multi-million pound leisure development known as Riverside. The project will be good for Glasgow. But not everybody is keen to work with Rafferty.

With more than money at stake, Sean will do anything to get his way. His motto, borrowed from his old man, is simple. Never take a no from somebody who can give you a yes.

If that means murder, then so be it.

Charlie has crossed Rafferty’s path before and lived to tell the tale.

My Thoughts: I have always been a Charlie Cameron fan, I think Owen Mullen writes a wonderful brand of modern detective noir fiction. In the characters of Charlie and his sidekick Patrick you have interesting and well developed characters, who still have shades of grey within them. When you read one of Owen’s books you expect a beautifully written novel with plenty of twists and turns and one that really brings the city of Glasgow to the fore. However this New work from Owen takes all of these concepts to the Max. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, it’s one of those devour in one sitting kind of novels. The story develops well you could read this as a standalone, but for Charlie fans the novel continues to give us more information about all the characters we’ve grown to love. Owen Mullen has always been a 5* read for me and this new book is no exception.

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