BOOKS

Two Douglas Brodie Novels: The Hanging Shed & Bitter Water

Gordon Ferris

RRP: £8.99

3 April 2014

Published by Corvus

ISBN: 9781782391814

The Hanging Shed
Glasgow, 1946. The war is over, and Douglas Brodie is back home. A young boy has been raped and murdered, and Brodie’s childhood friend Hugh Donovan, a recluse mutilated by war, is the only suspect. Convinced of Donovan’s innocence, Brodie trawls the streets for answers with advocate Sam Campbell, uncovering a deadly Glasgow razor gang prepared to slaughter innocents to protect their dark and dirty secrets. But with time running out for Donovan and Sam missing, Brodie reverts to his wartime role as a trained killer. It’s them or him…
Bitter Water
Glasgow’s melting. The temperature is rising and so is the pressure on ex-policeman Douglas Brodie and advocate Sam Campbell. A rapist has been tarred and feathered by a balaclava-clad group, and Brodie soon discovers a link between this horrific act and a series of brutal beatings. He’s swamped with stories for his new Glasgow Gazette column, but how long before he and Sam become the headline?

REVIEWS

We might just have found a new Ian Rankin
Daily Mail

The rising star of Scottish literature
Scotsman

Ferris is a writer of real authority, immersing the reader into his nightmare world with a brand of scabrous writing reminiscent of William McIlvanney's Laidlaw... everything speaks of an original voice
Independent

The Hanging Shed broke e-book records. It wasn't a fluke. With its pitch-perfect dialogue and chilling undertones, Bitter Water is destined to join its predecessor as a bestseller
Daily Record