Random by UK author Craig Robertson is the 1st novel in his Tony Winter series of police procedural mysteries, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Simon & Schuster UK.
This was a finalist for the 2010 New Blood Dagger Award for debut novels awarded by the Crime Writers’ Association, and is the featured Free Book of the Week in the iTunes UK store. The series is set in Glasgow, Scotland, and stars police photographer Tony Winter and Detective Sergeant Rachel Narey, whom he works under. This story sets up their working partnership as they become acquainted while the police force investigates the baffling case of the obligatory senseless-seeming serial killer with a signature.
Offered in the UK, available at multiple retailers.
Free for a limited time in the UK @ Amazon, Kobo, iTunes, and Google Play (this did not appear to be free in North/South America, Europe or Oceania when I spot-checked, but YMMV for your locale if you want to try by switching the country codes in the URLs)
Glasgow is being terrorised by a serial killer the media have nicknamed The Cutter. The murders have left the police baffled. There seems to be neither rhyme nor reason behind the killings; no kind of pattern or motive; an entirely different method of murder each time, and nothing that connects the victims except for the fact that the little fingers of their right hands have been severed.
If DS Rachel Narey could only work out the key to the seemingly random murders, how and why the killer selects his victims, she would be well on her way to catching him. But as the police, the press and a threatening figure from Glasgow’s underworld begin to close in on The Cutter, his carefully-laid plans threaten to unravel – with horrifying consequences.
Brilliant crime fiction for fans of Stuart MacBride and Ian Rankin, Random is Craig Robertson’s debut thriller and was shortlisted for the CWA New Blood Dagger. Look out for the new novel In Place of Death.