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None but the Dead

(2016)
(Book 11 in the Rhona MacLeod series)
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Awards
McIlvanney Prize Best Novel (nominee)
None but the Dead is the thrilling eleventh book in Lin Anderson's forensic crime series featuring Rhona MacLeod.

Sanday, one of Britain's northernmost islands, inaccessible when the wind prevents the ferry crossing from the mainland, or fog grounds the tiny, island-hopping plane.

When human remains are discovered to the rear of an old primary school, forensic expert Dr Rhona MacLeod and her assistant arrive to excavate the grave. Approaching midwinter, they find daylight in short supply, the weather inhospitable and some of the island's inhabitants less than co-operative. When the suspicious death of an old man in Glasgow appears to have links with the island, DS Michael McNab is dispatched to investigate. Desperately uncomfortable in such surroundings, he finds that none of the tools of detective work are there. No internet, no CCTV, and no police station.

As the weather closes in, the team – including criminal profiler and Orkney native Professor Magnus Pirie – are presented with a series of unexplained incidents, apparently linked to the discovery of thirteen magic flowers representing the souls of dead children who had attended the island school where the body was discovered. But how and in what circumstance did they die? And why are their long forgotten deaths significant to the current investigation?

As a major storm approaches, bringing gale-force winds and high seas, the islanders turn on one another, as past and present evil deeds collide, and long buried secrets break the surface, along with the exposed bones.

Follow Rhona MacLeod in more forensic thrillers with Follow the Dead, Sins of the Dead and Time for the Dead.

Genre: Mystery

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Hardback Editions

August 2016 : UK Hardback
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Title: None but the Dead (Rhona Macleod)
Author(s): Lin Anderson
ISBN: 1-5098-0698-9 / 978-1-5098-0698-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
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Paperback Editions

July 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: None but the Dead: 11 (Rhona MacLeod)
Author(s): Lin Anderson
ISBN: 1-5290-0069-6 / 978-1-5290-0069-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pan
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March 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: None but the Dead (Rhona Macleod): 11
Author(s): Lin Anderson
ISBN: 1-5098-0700-4 / 978-1-5098-0700-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pan
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Audio Editions

March 2017 : UK Audio CD

Title: None But The Dead
Author(s): Lin Anderson
ISBN: 1-78706-077-2 / 978-1-78706-077-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Limited
Availability: Amazon UK   


February 2017 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: None But the Dead: Rhona Macleod, Book 11
Author(s): Lin Anderson
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Ltd
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February 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: None But the Dead: Rhona Macleod, Book 11
Author(s): Lin Anderson
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

August 2016 : Australia Kindle edition
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Title: None but the Dead: A Rhonda MacLeod Novel 11 (Rhona Macleod)
Author(s): Lin Anderson
Publisher: Macmillan
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August 2016 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: None but the Dead (Rhona MacLeod Book 11)
Author(s): Lin Anderson
Publisher: Macmillan
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA