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Old Bones Lie

(The sixth book in the Detective Clare Mackay series)
A novel by


DI Clare Mackay is about to face a test of her loyalty…

When a report comes in that a van containing two prison officers and a convicted jewel thief is missing, the police in St Andrews work quickly to locate the vehicle. Their efforts prove in vain when no trace is found and they realise the wives of both officers also appear to have left the area. Is this a case of corrupt guards springing a felon, or innocent people caught in the crossfire?

DI Clare Mackay leads the team but has to do without her right hand man; DS Chris West is a cousin to one of the missing prison officers and must not be involved in the case. With a new sergeant at her side plus a previously unencountered DCI, Clare’s people skills are pushed to the limit. Especially once she realises her boss is keeping her on the sidelines. Just what is it that Clare doesn’t know? And if she has to choose between keeping secrets from a friend, or letting slip something that could see a culprit go free, which path will she take?

A compelling addition to the bestselling series by a much-loved Scottish crime author, perfect for fans of Caro Ramsay, Lin Anderson and Alex Gray.

Praise for Old Bones Lie

Old Bones Lie is a fine example of the police procedural. Tightly plotted, cogently told with an ensemble of characters following the clues and navigating various twists like the professionals they are to reach a solution that is neither pat nor unbelievable. A hugely enjoyable read indeed.’ Douglas Skelton, author of An Honourable Thief

It’s impossible to escape Marion’s grip on you in this captivating, compelling hunt for lost souls, buried truth and a heartless killer.’ Morgan Cry, author of Six Wounds

‘This book has a gripping storyline full of plot twists. A must read book that will keep you in suspense right to the end!’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Reader review

‘Another brilliant instalment to the DI Clare Mackay series. I couldn't stop reading. Plenty of twists and turns along the way, and just when you think you have it figured - you don't!’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Reader review

I was hooked right from the prologue. This book is fast paced… and there was also character development. It was full of twists and turns and not your average crime. Definitely one of my favourite series of books!’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Reader review

‘I loved the protagonist Clare and her team of associates but I loved the plot most of all. The book had enough twists and turns to keep me awake till late.’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Reader review

Genre: Mystery

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