Cast a cold eye

Robbie Morrison


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A dead man is found executed on a canalboat in 1930s Glasgow, a city at the mercy of religious division and gang violence. Cast a Cold Eye is the second novel in a historical crime series for fans of Abir Mukherjee and Philip Kerr.

ISBN: 9781529054064 Category:


‘This is Peaky Blinders territory. Packed with dramatic action and unforgettable characters’ – Daily Mail

‘A darkly compelling thriller . . . Morrison succeeds in summoning Depression-era Glasgow in a powerful work of crime fiction’ – The Sunday Times

Glasgow, 1933.

Murder is nothing new in the Depression-era city, especially to war veterans Inspector Jimmy Dreghorn and his partner ‘Bonnie’ Archie McDaid. But the dead man found in a narrowboat on the Forth and Clyde Canal, executed with a single shot to the back of the head, is no ordinary killing.

Violence usually erupts in the heat of the moment – the razor-gangs that stalk the streets settle scores with knives and fists. Firearms suggest something more sinister, especially when the killer strikes again. Meanwhile, other forces are stirring within the city. A suspected IRA cell is at large, embedded within the criminal gangs and attracting the ruthless attention of Special Branch agents from London.

With political and sectarian tensions rising, and the body count mounting, Dreghorn and McDaid pursue an investigation into the dark heart of humanity – where one person’s freedom fighter is another’s terrorist, and noble ideals are swept away by bloody vengeance.

Cast a Cold Eye by Robbie Morrison is a dark historical crime novel and the sequel to Edge of the Grave, winner of Bloody Scotland’s Scottish Crime Debut of the Year.

Additional information

Weight 0.714 kg
Dimensions 24.2 × 16.4 × 4.8 cm










Hardback original


823.92 (edition:23)


General – Trade / Code: K

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