Dead Man’s Grave

Dead Man’s Grave

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LONGLISTED FOR THE 2021 McILVANNEY PRIZE FOR SCOTTISH CRIME BOOK OF THE YEAR

‘The best police procedural I’ve read in years’ Jane Casey

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…

‘The best police procedural I've read in years – fast-paced, compelling and deeply authentic. DS Max Craigie is a brilliant hero and I can't wait for the next in the series’ Jane Casey

‘A stone cold classic of the genre; the strongest start to a series I’ve seen in years’ Tony Kent

‘A thriller writer set to blow up the bestseller lists’ C. L. Taylor

‘The most authentic voice in thriller writing’ Tony Parsons

‘Absolutely terrific’ Paul Finch

‘A page turner you won’t want to miss’ Denzil Meyrick

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

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    Dead Man’s Grave Reviews

  • Maureen

    *4.5 stars *A missing person enquiry leads DS Max Craigie and DC Janie Calder to an ancient and abandoned burial ground, by the remains of an old chapel, located in a very remote spot in the Scottish ...

  • Paromjit

    Neil Lancaster writes a thrilling piece of Scottish crime fiction that just grabs you right from the start and never once lets go. It is the first in a series that features DS Max Craigie, an ex-milit...

  • Kay

    Am I a sucker for Scotland or is anything Scotland so atmospheric, even a bleak cemetery?This Grave Never to be Opened.Anyone who puts that line on the headstone begs for the grave to be opened don't ...

  • Ceecee

    Tam Hardie is the head of the biggest Scottish OCG and is on a quest into the past. He finds a burial ground in the far north and a grave marked ‘this grave never to be opened’ .... it is the last...

  • Alayne Emmett

    I loved this thrilling book, it had me gripped right from the first page. It reminded me a little of Martina Cole’s books but, these are set in Scotland. At times this book was gory but that didn’...

  • Nigel

    In brief - much better than I thought it was going to be! In fullI found the opening of this book very atmospheric. An old crime boss visits the grave of a very old relative. It says "this grave can n...

  • Lou

    Dead Man’s Grave is the first instalment in the DS Max Craigie Scottish Crime Thrillers series, a book that reels you in from the very first sentence only releasing you from its grasp once the story...

  • Sid Nuncius

    I’m afraid I’m badly out of step with most other reviewers here, but I really didn’t think Dead Man’s Grave was much good. I tried it because it came with strong endorsements from Ian Rankin a...

  • Karine

    2,5 stars A midnight murder in a secluded and overgrown cemetery. On one of the graves you'll find the words: "this grave must never be opened". The story starts out with an atmospheric opening and I ...

  • Adrian Dooley

    Dead Mans grace by Neil Lancaster is the first in a series featuring DS Max Craigie and if this is to be the standard to expect then I’m looking forward to the rest of the series. A Scottish crime s...