BOTTLENECK blurb – released 17-Mar-14

Released on Monday 17th March, here is the book blurb for BOTTLENECK, CULLEN 5 –

BOTTLE-Kindle-sml-2014-03-07Acting Detective Sergeant Scott Cullen almost has the stable relationship and promotion he’s long coveted. The uncertainty surrounding the imminent Police Scotland restructure and his crippling caseload both take their toll on him. Now living with his girlfriend, her own burning ambition puts a strain on their relationship and her health, traits they both share.

But when a body is discovered in the abandoned streets underneath Edinburgh’s Old Town, Cullen struggles to identify the victim before trawling the depths of the Scottish music scene, digging up old scores in Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Now, as he returns to the Angus home town he’s long since left, Cullen finds himself spread thin, hunting across Scotland for a killer who leaves no trace. As Scotland’s police forces are centralised into Police Scotland, Cullen is dragged into the murky world of internal politics, blocking progress in the case and jeopardising his own career.

BOTTLENECK is a tense police procedural novel about greed and ambition that will suck you in from the start.

Intended as a series jumping-on point, BOTTLENECK is Book 5 in the Edinburgh-based police procedurals starring DC Scott Cullen which have been compared favourably with Ian Rankin, Mark Billingham, Christopher Brookmyre, Ed McBain, Elmore Leonard and Stuart MacBride.

— Ed

Author: edjamesauthor

East Lothian-based writer of crime fiction novels. Published by Amazon Publishing's Thomas & Mercer imprint and self-published on Kindle.

9 thoughts

  1. I am really looking forward to reading this book. I have read all of the “Scott Cullen” novels and they are fantastic, amazing reads. Roll on the 17th March. Thank you for these books and you commitment.

  2. Downloaded to my Kindle on Friday night and finished on Sunday afternoon! Thoroughly enjoyed this one and all others in the Cullen series. Already getting impatient to see what happens next with Scott and Sharon!

    Many thanks for these excellent reads.

    Kirsty

  3. Love all your books, just finished Bottleneck and wow, what an excellent read. Brilliant characters, some who make me laugh out loud (DI Bain). Looking forward to reading more from you.

  4. Just read the afterword in Bottleneck and am looking forward to reading the new series about DS Dodds and the novella about Cullen/McNeill later this year. Love the Cullen series, have just reread all 5 again and enjoyed them as much as the first time. Edinburgh is my favourite city, great that the books are set there and in local areas. Just wonder how you find the time to do all this, long may it continue though.

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