The Red, Red Snow
by Caro Ramsay

“An attention-grabbing procedural with unsettling surprises inside every snowbank” – Kirkus Reviews Starred Review

Called to investigate the bloodstained aftermath of an eventful Christmas party, detectives Anderson & Costello discover that the holiday season can be anything but merry.

A family man is stabbed to death at a crowded Christmas Ice Show. Murdered in plain sight. No clues, no witnesses, no known motive.

A week later, two bodies are discovered at a holiday cottage in a remote highland glen: one in the kitchen; the other sprawled outside on the icy lawn. The killer would appear to have arrived and left without leaving a trace, not even a footprint in the snow.

What secrets are lurking within this isolated, superstitious community? As the snow piles higher, detectives Anderson and Costello put their wits to solving a seemingly impossible crime, and gradually uncover a twisted tale of greed, obsession – and cold-blooded murder.


An attention-grabbing procedural with unsettling surprises inside every snowbank

Kirkus Reviews Starred Review

Gripping … Pithy dialogue, plenty of wintery Highland atmosphere, and villains that readers will love to hate make this a perfect accompaniment for a wee dram by the fireside

Publishers Weekly

Solid writing, a multifaceted plot, complex characters, and plenty of suspense make this a good pick for fans of British procedurals


A skillfully written thriller with a palpable sense of dread and disaster that will grab readers from the first page through to the shocking conclusion

Booklist Starred Review of Mosaic

Terrific ... Ramsay keeps the reader guessing right up to the final, satisfying denouement. Suspense fans won't want to miss this chiller

Publishers Weekly Starred Review of Mosaic

A wild ride packed with mysterious questions and shocking answers

Kirkus Reviews on Mosaic

A chilling, can't-put-it-down read ... A consistently gripping series

Booklist on The Sideman

A cracking plot, disturbing and unexpected twists, flawed yet compelling characters, and an unsettling conclusion ... A taut, shattering, mesmerizing page-turner that definitely kicks this series up several notches

Booklist Starred Review of The Suffering of Strangers

Mystery and suspense fans will be thrilled to discover this British police procedural series, with this latest addition hard to put down

Library Journal on The Suffering of Strangers

Caro Ramsay

CARO RAMSAY is the Glaswegian author of the critically acclaimed Anderson and Costello series, the first of which, Absolution, was shortlisted for the CWA’s New Blood Dagger for best debut of the year. The ninth book in the series, The Suffering of Strangers, was longlisted for the McIlvanney Prize 2018.@CaroRamsayBooks |

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The Red, Red Snow by Caro Ramsay is available in the following formats

Hardback978072788923228th February 2020145 X 222mm256£21.99
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