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Sunday, September 22, 2019

The Art of Dying by Douglas Lindsay

This book with its Scottish setting was very atmospheric. Starting out with a murder after an altercation at a football stadium, it appeared to be one of those type of random murders. We then get involved in big corporations, the Russians, forgery of paintings, retirement homes with people getting murdered there as well.

All seemingly random, all seemingly unconnected but our detective knows that there are dots that just have to be connected. It comes about through the most unlikely candidate - a woman who is considered psychotic, never having spoken for years who sits in front of  one of the most horrific paintings imaginable, and just stares at it all day.

How the detective connects the dots and finds out the solution to the puzzle is amazing and this is what makes this thriller so good.

With touches of spirits in the form of ghosts from past experiences the Detective combines them all into a very good read.

Sent to me by Netgalley for an unbiased review, courtesy of Hodder & Stoughton.


  1. Sounds like a good fall read; thanks for sharing as the setting sounds great!

  2. It sounds kind of complicated but it must be done well since you enjoyed it so much.

  3. I love a Scottish setting and this sounds really interesting and complex. I think I might like this one. Thanks for bringing it to my attention!