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Edge of the Grave (Jimmy Dreghorn 1) - Robbie Morrison

Edge of the Grave (Jimmy Dreghorn 1) - Robbie Morrison

Title: Edge of the Grave

Author:  Robbie Morrison

ISBN:  9781529054019

Weight:  990 g

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Edge of the Grave by Robbie Morrison

A dark historical crime novel set in Glasgow, 1932.  A city still recovering from the Great War; split by religious division and swarming with razor gangs.  For fans of Denise Mina, Philip Kerr and William McIlvanney’s Laidlaw.

When Charles Geddes, son-in-law of one of the city’s wealthiest shipbuilders, is found floating in the River Clyde with his throat cut, his beautiful widow Isla Lockhart asks for Inspector James Dreghorn to lead the murder case.

Dreghorn has a troubled history with the powerful Lockhart family that stretches back to before the First World War and is reluctant to become involved.  But facing pressure from his superiors, he has no choice in the matter.

The investigation takes him and his partner ‘Bonnie’ Archie McDaid from the flying fists and flashing blades of the Glasgow underworld to the backstabbing upper echelons of government and big business in order to find out who wanted Charles Geddes dead and why.  As the case deepens, the pair will put their lives on the line in the pursuit of a sadistic killer who is ready to strike again…

Peer & Press Reviews

Robbie Morrison really is a breath of fresh creative air in crime fiction.  Edge of the Grave is a stunning debut: razor sharp prose and a superbly crafted sense of place and time.  A great Glaswegian page-turner: I could smell the smog and feel the grit throughout.

Craig Russell, author of the Lennox series

Wonderfully gritty, violent and nasty in all the right ways.

James Oswald, author of the Inspector McLean series

A magnificent and enthralling portrait of a dark and dangerous city and the men and women who live and die in it.  I can’t wait to spend some more time with Jimmy Dreghorn and Archie McDaid.  Robbie Morrison has produced an astounding debut.

Mark Billingham, author of the Tom Thorne series

Bibliographic Info

Attribute Details
Title Edge of the Grave
Book Features
Edition / printing First edition, first printing
Series Jimmy Dreghorn – book 1
Overall condition Fine / Fine (see our article on Condition Grades)
Signed On a signature page, tipped-in before the title page.
(Printed on this page is the title and the phrase ‘Signed by the author’.)
Awards and Media
Awards and prizes

CWA Historical Dagger 2022 – shortlist

Bloody Scotland Debut Prize 2021 – winner

McIlvanney Prize 2021 – shortlist

Book Stats
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Imprint Macmillan
Publication date
Printed by CPI Group (UK) Ltd, Croydon
ISBN 13 9781529054019
Format Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages 400
Size (h x w x d) 241 x 162 x 38mm
Image and Design Credits
Author photograph Deborah Tate
Jacket images Front: Trinity Mirror / Mirrorpix / Alamy Stock Photo (men); Bert Hardy / Picture Post / Getty Images (background)
Back: Shutterstock

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