THE LONGEST SHADOW begins atop Scotland’s Wallace Monument where a skeleton from DS Thoroughgood’s past threatens to put a stop to his future.
The third installment in the DS Thoroughgood series of Scottish crime thrillers sees Angus Thoroughgood in pursuit of a suspect he believes to be the psychotic leader of a vicious gang wanted for abduction and murder. Taking to the streets of Glasgow’s West End, these famous streets are the stage for a high octane pursuit that will leave the reader gasping for breath — but does Thoroughgood have the right man?
With the case still wide open, Thorughgood’s complicated love life drags him into the battle for the control of the Roxburgh Whisky dynasty. Tensions build towards a nail-biting crescendo as Thoroughgood works to identify the killer intent of wiping out Scotland’s most famous whisky family. With the finger of guilt pointed at a powerful Triad leader, clues from a 70-year-old war-time diary lead Thoroughgood to realise nothing as it seems. However, with the charms of Victoria Roxburgh clouding his judgement, Thoroughgood is dragged into a fight to the end with a ruthless foe whose identity shocks them both.
I’m delighted to be taking my turn on the blog tour for The Longest Shadow by R. J. Mitchell, the third book in his DS Thoroughgood thriller series. My thanks to Emma Welton of damp pebbles blog tours again for inviting me to take part.
Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, I have been unable to read this book in time to review it today but I am sure, if the previous two books are anything to go by, it will be a thrilling, action-packed ride and I look forward to reading it soon. You can read my reviews of the previous two books in the series, Parallel Lines and The Hurting here and here.
The Longest Shadow is out now and you can buy a copy here.
To reads some reviews of the book, please make sure you visit the other blogs taking part in the tour:
About the Author
Robert James Mitchell was brought up in Stirling. Mitchell was initially detailed beat duties out of the former Blackhill Police Office and then Baird Street Police Office in the former ‘D’ Division, or the North, as it was known to all the men who served in the division. In January, 2007, while recovering from an appendicitis, Mitchell decided to write the first draft of ‘Parallel Lines: The Glasgow Supremacy‘, drawing heavily on his own experiences and featuring the characters of Detective Sergeant Gus Thoroughgood and DC Kenny Hardie.
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