Dead Man's Grave

This grave can never be opened.
The head of Scotland’s most powerful crime family is brutally murdered, his body dumped inside an ancient grave in a remote cemetery.

This murder can never be forgotten.
Detectives Max Craigie and Janie Calder arrive at the scene, a small town where everyone has secrets to hide. They soon realise this murder is part of a blood feud between two Scottish families that stretches back to the 1800s. One thing’s for certain: it might be the latest killing, but it won’t be the last…

This killer can never be caught.
As the body count rises, the investigation uncovers large-scale corruption at the heart of the Scottish Police Service. Now Max and Janie must turn against their closest colleagues – to solve a case that could cost them far more than just their lives…

Don’t miss the first stunning thriller in the new DS Max Craigie Scottish Crime series!

About the author

After fifteen years working as a Detective, Neil Lancaster doesn’t need to do research. He lived it, and now he’s ready to tell you about it…

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Why We Like It

  1. ‘Grabbed me from the first page’ - Ian Rankin
  2. ‘The best police procedural I’ve read in years’ - Jane Casey
  3. ‘A thriller writer set to blow up the bestseller lists’ - C. L. Taylor
  4. ‘I was hooked from the start of this atmospheric, nail-biting, rollercoaster of a read – organised crime, police procedure and a race against time. Perfect for Line of Duty fans’ - Steph Broadribb
  5. 'An incredible piece of work. Great storytelling, pacy and written with such a sense of place. The characters leap off the page’  - Chris MacDonald
  6. ‘Compelling from beginning to end … the whole thing just sings with authenticity on every page … a top-draw thriller!’ - John Barlow

Neil Lancaster is the No.1 Audible bestselling author of the Tom Novak series. He served in the RAF as a Military Policeman, in the UK, Germany, Cyprus and the Falkland Islands, and he worked for the Metropolitan Police as a Detective, investigating serious crimes in the capital and beyond. As a covert policing specialist, he used a variety of tactics to obtain evidence against murderers, human traffickers, drug dealers and fraudsters.

Neil now lives in the Scottish Highlands, writes crime and thriller novels and works as a broadcaster and commentator on true crime documentaries. He is a key expert on two Sky Crime TV series, Meet, Marry, Murder and Made for Murder.

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