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The Special Dead

(2015)
(The tenth book in the Rhona MacLeod series)
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Awards
McIlvanney Prize Best Novel (nominee)
The Special Dead is the thrilling tenth book in Lin Anderson's forensic crime series featuring Rhona MacLeod.

When Mark is invited back to Leila's flat and ordered to strip, he thinks he's about to have the experience of his life. Waking later he finds Leila gone from his side. Keen to leave, he opens the wrong door and finds he's entered a nightmare; behind the swaying Barbie dolls that hang from the ceiling is the body of the girl he just had sex with.

Rhona MacLeod's forensic investigation of the scene reveals the red plaited silk cord used to hang Leila to be a cingulum, a Wiccan artefact used in sex magick. Sketches of sexual partners hidden in the dolls provide a link to nine powerful men, but who are they? As the investigation continues, it looks increasingly likely that other witches will be targeted too.

Working the investigation is the newly demoted DS Michael McNab, who is keen to stay sober and redeem himself with Rhona, but an encounter with Leila's colleague and fellow Wiccan Freya Devine threatens his resolve. Soon McNab realizes Freya may hold the key to identifying the men linked to the dolls, but the Nine will do anything to keep their identities a secret.

Follow Rhona MacLeod in more forensic thrillers with None but the Dead, Follow the Dead, Sins of the Dead and Time for the Dead.

Genre: Mystery

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Used availability for Lin Anderson's The Special Dead

Hardback Editions

August 2015 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Special Dead (Rhona Macleod)
Author(s): Lin Anderson
ISBN: 1-4472-9831-4 / 978-1-4472-9831-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

June 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Special Dead: 10 (Rhona MacLeod)
Author(s): Lin Anderson
ISBN: 1-5290-0068-8 / 978-1-5290-0068-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pan
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April 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Special Dead: 10 (Rhona MacLeod)
Author(s): Lin Anderson
ISBN: 1-4472-4572-5 / 978-1-4472-4572-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pan
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

February 2016 : UK Audio CD

Title: The Special Dead
Author(s): Lin Anderson
ISBN: 1-78433-578-9 / 978-1-78433-578-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Limited
Availability: Amazon UK   


December 2015 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Special Dead
Author(s): Lin Anderson
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing
Availability: Amazon AU   


December 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Special Dead
Author(s): Lin Anderson
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing
Availability: Amazon CA   


December 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Special Dead
Author(s): Lin Anderson
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

September 2015 : Australia Kindle edition
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Title: The Special Dead: A Rhonda MacLeod Novel 10 (Rhona Macleod)
Author(s): Lin Anderson
Publisher: Macmillan
Availability: Amazon AU   


August 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Special Dead (Rhona MacLeod Book 10)
Author(s): Lin Anderson
Publisher: Pan
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA