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Tears of Angels

A few days before the summer solstice, a 92-year-old woman is found burned to death in her home. On the same day, a man’s mutilated corpse is discovered in a field, his arms ripped from their sockets, a Tarot card depicting The Fool inserted in his mouth.

When the victim is identified as someone for whom the police have been searching for almost a year, detectives Anderson and Costello find themselves caught up in a case where nothing is as it seems. Was the dead man really responsible for three child murders? And what is the connection with the death of the elderly woman?

The investigation leads to the tranquil shores of Loch Lomond where Anderson and Costello will finally uncover the shocking truth.


‘Excellent writing, a great and complex plot and characters you both love and hate equally. I guess you can’t ask for more.’ –

‘I love this book and story so much and couldn’t put it down until I finished it. I will have to check out more of the author’s books in this series. Will recommend to other readers.’ – Michael Knight (bookseller)

‘Excellent book, as ever from Ramsay, with a dark undertone and a real sense of place – her ability to create a kind of darkness in unlikely places is to be admired, and she continues to be one of the most highly readable Scottish crime writers of the moment.’ – Russell McLean, review Net Gallery

‘The intricate plot will keep readers turning the pages of this well-told tale of evil brought to justice.’ – Publishers Weekly

‘Masterful writing, vivid characters, and a highly imaginative, terrifying, and byzantine plot combine for a satisfying read.’ – Booklist

‘The Tears of Angels combines excellent characterisation with deft and detailed plotting to produce a police investigation that enthralls and keeps you guessing right to the end.’ – Mary Picken, review GoodReads

Caro Ramsay was born and educated in Glasgow. Now in her late thirties, she lives in a village on the...