The Judas Flower
The Necropolis, Glasgow. A man's body, in the shadow of the city's ancient cathedral, sits propped against a gravestone. Held upright by a length of rope around his neck, blood weeping from his eyes, killed by a small metal cross hammered into his skull, the blossom of the Judas tree in his hands.
After Cold Cuts I was waiting with high expectations to read book number two and The Judas Flower did not disappoint. The stories Mr. Lindsay writes always have elements that set them well apart from other writes in the genre which is part of the attraction fo ...more
A police procedural benefitting from the Glasgow setting and revolving around guilt, retribution and lies all need exposing after resurfacing due to a change in fortune.
Told in a few brief days of the investigation; the case is seen as baffling to the reader as the detectives.
When a recent lottery winner is found murdered in the central city cemetery, his body posed and staged for dramatic events. It does ...more
*I received this ARC from the publisher and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review*
The Judas Flower follows our two detectives, DI Pereira and DS Bain, as they work to solve the mysterious murder of a lottery millionaire whose body was found in a graveyard and displayed with some weird religious undertones. As they interview more suspects and delve deeper into the motives behind the crime, they uncover some dark secrets and shady business practices, while also putting themselves at risk....more
Archie Wilson, a very rich man in his thirties, is walking down Hope Street when someone calls his name. Archie won’t be seeing any more mornings.
DI Aliya Pereira is at the school with her daughter in the principal’s office when she gets a phone call from DS Marc Bain about a body in the cemetery. She has to take her teenage daughter with her as she has just been suspended from school for hitting a boy.
The body is propped against a headstone, slightly mutilated ab ...more
Pereira and Bain are called out to the Necropolis for a murdered body. The man has been stabbed round the eyes and a metal cross driven into his head with a branch of a Judas Flower placed in his hands. The symbolic nature of the scene alarms them but no one can work out why some one would wan ...more
When a long-suppressed lust for vengeance meets £130 million, death will follow.
The Necropolis, Glasgow. A man’s body, in the shadow of the city's ancient cathedral, sits propped against a gravestone. Held upright by a length of rope around his neck, blood weeping from his eyes, killed by a small metal cross hammered into his skull, the blossom of the Judas tree in his hands.
A good read. Liked the story. 4*.
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This is an interesting title to read. One of the reasons I choose to review this book is because of the title. Apparently, there really is a Judas flower, which is explained in the book that it’s the flower from the tree that Judas hanged himself. At first, I thought it’s going to be some ...more
Book #2: DI Pereira & DS Bain Series
My Rating: 3/5 stars
Round two of the DI Pereira and DS Bain series has the two intrepid detectives hot on the heels of a sick killer with a penchant for symbolism.
As with so many things in life (and books!) the whole mess Pereira and Bain find themselves a part of started with a secret and whole mountain of money. Archie Wilson won the lottery, and by won the lott ...more
Archie Wilson, who recently had a huge lottery win, has turned up dead. Archie is a dull man who likes routine and doesn't seem very adventurous but they way his body is discovered leaves you to think otherwise.
I had thought I had cracked who killed him only to realise that nope, it wasn't that person. Could it be? no, another dead end..... wait I have it! Well you get the picture, it's o ...more
Plenty of twists and turns, and no shortage of suspects, this is a brilliant read. The main ...more
A recent lottery winner is discovered dead in a Glasgow cemetery and other murders follow. The narrative is from the perspective of DI Aliya Pereira, who juggles solving the case, managing her boss, and finding time for her children. While there was a fair amount of time spent on Pereira's personal life (and the imperfect decisions she had made and continued to make), the main focus was the investigation itself.