Bitter Water

Author(s): Gordon Ferris

Crime and Thrillers

Ferris' hero investigator, Douglas Brodie, returns in the fast-paced, action-packed, gritty and atmospheric sequel to "The Hanging Shed", the number 1 e-book hit. Summer in Glasgow. When the tarmac bubbles, and the tenement windows bounce back the light. When lust boils up and tempers fray. When suddenly, it's bring out your dead...Glasgow's melting. The temperature is rising and so is the murder rate. Douglas Brodie, ex-policeman, ex-soldier and now newest reporter on the "Glasgow Gazette", has no shortage of material for his crime column. But even Brodie balks at his latest subject - a rapist who has been tarred and feathered by a balaclava-clad group. Brodie soon discovers a link between this horrific act and a series of brutal beatings. As violence spreads and the bodies pile up, Brodie and advocate Samantha Campbell are entangled in a web of deception and savagery. Brodie is swamped with stories for the Gazette. But how long before he and Sam become the headline? It is suitable for fans of Ian Rankin, Philip Kerr, and Craig Russell.


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"'We might just have found a new Ian Rankin.' Daily Mail * 'A rising star of Scottish literature' - Scotsman * 'His writing has a great feel for authenticity and a terrific narrative drive.' - Val McDermid * 'Ferris is a writer of real authority, immersing the reader into his nightmare world with a brand of scabrous writing reminiscent of William McIlvanney's Laidlaw... everything speaks of an original voice.' - Independent * 'Deft, disturbing and as thoroughly grimy as its 1946 Glasgow setting, The Hanging Shed is the word of mouth hit that is leaving its fellow thrillers in its wake every bit as good as its electronic sales would suggest... This is the latest addition to Scotland's proud tradition of fictional sleuths, and if the strength of his debut is anything to go by, we'll be seeing a lot more of Douglas Brodie.' - Observer * 'Ferris scores with some unexpected plot twists, a convincing portrayal of sad, edgy postwar Glasgow and a background of lost love.' - The Times"

Gordon Ferris is an ex-techy in the Ministry of Defence and an ex-partner in one of the Big Four accountancy firms. Maybe that's where he gets his interest in spies and crooks. He writes about the important things in life: conflicted heroes and headstring women embroiled in tangled tales of life, love and death. He is the author of the No. 1 bestselling eBook The Hanging Shed.

General Fields

  • : 9780857896056
  • : Atlantic Books
  • : Corvus
  • : February 2012
  • : 234mm X 156mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : June 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Gordon Ferris
  • : Paperback
  • : Export and Airside ed