Title: A Dark So Deadly
Welcome to the Misfit Mob…
It’s where Police Scotland dumps the officers it can’t get rid of, but wants to: the outcasts, the troublemakers, the compromised. Officers like DC Callum MacGregor, lumbered with all the boring go-nowhere cases. So when an ancient mummy turns up at the Oldcastle tip, it’s his job to find out which museum it’s been stolen from.
But then Callum uncovers links between his ancient corpse and three missing young men, and life starts to get a lot more interesting. O Division’s Major Investigation Teams already have more cases than they can cope with, so, against everyone’s better judgement, the Misfit Mob are just going to have to manage this one on their own.
No one expects them to succeed, but right now they’re the only thing standing between the killer’s victims and a slow, lingering death. The question is, can they prove everyone wrong before he strikes again
I’ve heard a lot about Stuart MacBride’s writing for a long time now, but have never delved into his work. However, when I was offered an arc of this release a figured I’d give it a try. I’m glad I did! Although I don’t think I’m likely to read his longer series’ as I’m not much of a fan of longer series’, I really enjoyed this standalone.
One thing you do have to understand is that this book is DARK, and I mean dark, dark humour. However, I enjoyed it and found it a really interesting read. The fact that this book is set in Scotland made it even more interesting to me, as I don’t find many books that are and it’s always interesting to read about a familiar setting, where I live. That being said, although I find MacBride’s description of Scottish cities numerous, I also find them incorrect in many instances. Nonetheless, MacBride succeeds in the storyline and characterisation in this book.
‘A Dark So Deadly’ follows DC Callum MacGregor who has been dumped into the MisFit Mob, where Callum finds links between current missing young men and cold cases – however, when Major Crimes already has a full case load, the Misfit Mob have to investigate this one themselves. I did find the culprit in the end to be surprising, but not totally shocking and therefore I would rate this a very decent 3.5 stars! I’d recommend this to those who are looking for a suspenseful, humerous detective story! Check it out.
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