Shortlisted for the McIlvanney Prize Longlisted for the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of The Year
From the bestselling and award-winning author of Cold Grave and Random comes a fast-paced thriller about a killer with a gruesome hobby: collecting death.
The first commuter train of the morning slowly rumbles away from the platform at Queen Street station. Everyone on board is sleepy, avoiding eye contact, reluctant to admit the day has begun. And then, as the train emerges from a tunnel, the screaming starts. Hanging from the bridge ahead of them is a body. Placed neatly on the ground below him are the victim’s clothes. Why?
Detective Inspector Narey is assigned the investigation and then just as quickly taken off it again. Tony Winter, now a journalist, must pursue the case for her. The line of questioning centers around the victim’s clothes—why leave them in full view?
Murderabilia is the practice of collecting items from crime scenes. Items only available on the underground black market. And the collector must be prepared to pay a high price—as Narey is about to find out…
Craig Robertson is a Sunday Times bestselling author, and his debut novel, Random, was shortlisted for the CWA New Blood Dagger. His most recent novel, Murderabilia was longlisted for the UK’s top crime fiction awards, including Theakston’s Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year 2017 and the McIlvanney Prize 2017. During his twenty-year career with a Scottish Sunday newspaper, Craig Robertson interviewed three recent prime ministers and reported on major stories including 9/11, the Dunblane school massacre, the Omagh car bombing, and the disappearance of Madeleine McCann.