Nobody sheds a tear when the body of Scott Stevenson, a local troublemaker, is found with an ivory tusk driven through his torso.
After DCI Alex Warren and his team are given the task of tracking down the killer, they investigate the numerous people Stevenson has harmed and stumble upon a web of crimes motivated by sex and greed. As the body count rises, they struggle to close the case before more lives are lost.
First book in the Scottish crime series by Zach Abrams, Made A Killing is a fast-moving, gripping crime novel set in the tough, crime-ridden streets of Glasgow.
Very strong sales record both in the US & UK.
Following a fairly ordinary morning, Alex Warren’s day had taken a distinct turn for the worse. He was not a happy man.
The sickening sight of the corpse lay in front of him. It was a mess of blood and guts. A bright red pool surrounded the wound which was edged by ravaged flesh and dotted with black congealing clots. The horrified, wide-eyed stare of the victim exacerbated the profound ugliness of the scene. Overwhelmed by the smell of blood, Warren felt nauseous imagining he could taste metal in his mouth, and with great reluctance he took another look at the body before exhaling loudly. Even when he looked away, everything seemed bathed in a red haze. He was confused. There could be no doubt about how Stevenson was killed and Warren had strong suspicions about the murderer’s motives. He wasn’t surprised that someone murdered him but, rather, that it hadn’t happened sooner. What perplexed Warren most was thinking about all the possible candidates for the crime.
Already translated. Translated by Daphné Cousin-Martin
Excellent, professional translator. Highly recommended.
Already translated. Translated by Torsten Simon
Already translated. Translated by Carlos Espinoza