The Sideman
by Caro Ramsay

Detective Inspector Costello has resigned. No notice, no goodbyes. Convinced that George Haggerty murdered his wife and son despite his cast-iron alibi, Costello has gone solo, determined to expose a ruthless killer without being hampered by police protocol. But is she right about Haggerty’s guilt? And where has she disappeared to?

DCI Colin Anderson has no time to ponder the loss of his partner of twenty years. With a badly beaten body found on a remote mountain pass; a woman with a serious head wound who won’t communicate in any way; and a substantial pool of blood discovered at the edge of Loch Lomond, Police Scotland have their hands full. Could there be any connection to Costello’s disappearance…?


“Ramsay has once again produced a chilling, can’t-put-it-down read... Another suspenseful read in a consistently gripping series.”


“Though seldom seen, Costello serves as the maypole around which the various subplots entwine. Readers will eagerly await her next outing.”

Publishers Weekly

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 Sideman by Caro Ramsay is available in the following formats

Hardback97807278880821st October 2018145 X 223mm256$28.99
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