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Water of Death (Quint Dalrymple #3)

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Independent Edinburgh, 2025. Global warming has turned the summer into the Big Heat. With water strictly rationed, citizens are mindlessly devoted to two things: the year-round tourist festival and the weekly lottery (Grand Prize: a five-minute shower per week for a month). Then a body is discovered face-down in the Water of Leith - the only clue to the death, a bottle of...more
ebook, 396 pages
Published December 12th 2011 by Severn Select (first published November 18th 1999)
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This book is one in a series set in Edinburgh, Scotland in the 2020's after the world economy has collapsed into scattered city-states due to wars and drugs. Edinburgh is tightly run by the Guardians with the support of auxiliaries, who are referred to by their numbers rather than their names. The Guardians proclaim the city crime-free, but then hire Quint (Quintilian) Dalrymple to solve the crimes that occur. Quint is supported by a great group of friends and acquaintances who are interesting a...more
Not much to recommend in sci-fi procedural save for the situations caused by global warming and how Scottish society tries to adapt. The actual plot is not very compelling.
Very entertaining not a big crime fiction fan but the futuristic edinurgh setting was most enjoyable, will make a point of reading more of quints adventures
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Paul Johnston was born in Edinburgh, studied Greek at Oxford and now divides his time between the UK and a small Greek island. He is also the highly-acclaimed author of the Quintilian Dalrymple series, winning the John Creasey Memorial Dagger for best first crime novel.

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