Ghost in the Machine [NOOK Book]

Overview

"Rankin for the Xbox generation"

"a well thought out and well conceived police procedural. The fact that we see events unfold through the eyes of one of the lowest cogs in the policing wheel makes for a refreshing change."

The first book in a series of Edinburgh-based police procedurals starring DC Scott Cullen, which feature social media at its dark heart and has been compared favourably with Ian Rankin, Mark Billingham and Stuart MacBride.

Detective Constable Scott Cullen of ...

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Overview

"Rankin for the Xbox generation"

"a well thought out and well conceived police procedural. The fact that we see events unfold through the eyes of one of the lowest cogs in the policing wheel makes for a refreshing change."

The first book in a series of Edinburgh-based police procedurals starring DC Scott Cullen, which feature social media at its dark heart and has been compared favourably with Ian Rankin, Mark Billingham and Stuart MacBride.

Detective Constable Scott Cullen of Lothian and Borders has only been three months in CID as a full DC. He is assigned a Missing Persons case which has stretched his uniform colleagues. Caroline Adamson - a young, recently divorced mother from Edinburgh - has disappeared whilst on a date.

The more Cullen digs into her disappearance, the more he unravels her private life. Who was she on a date with? What happened during her divorce from Rob Thomson? As Cullen's own private life gets messier and the relationship with his DI deteriorates, Caroline's body turns up and he finds himself hunting for a ghost in the machine.

Book one of the Scott Cullen series.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940045100175
  • Publisher: Ed James
  • Publication date: 4/16/2012
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,350
  • File size: 392 KB

Meet the Author

Ed James writes crime fiction, predominantly the Scott Cullen series of police procedurals set in Edinburgh and the surrounding Lothians. Ed also writes science fiction and mainstream fiction, but with a crime bent.Ed lives in the East Lothian countryside, 25 miles east of Edinburgh, with his girlfriend, six rescue moggies, two retired greyhounds and a flock of ex-battery chickens. He works in IT, but doesn't wear sandals or have a beard.His blog - edjamesauthor.com - is a log of his work, his thoughts on his writing, and a place for his word count OCD to express itself. His music tastes will creep in now and again.
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 3.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2014

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    The author asked for a review of this book. I have some advice instead. Clean up the language, make some of the characters likeable, and leave some of the drizzling details out...not at all interested in bathroom habits, either.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2014

    I was totally surprised by this excellent police procedural. My

    I was totally surprised by this excellent police procedural. My first by Ed James and certainly not my last.. Very well written and one you can't put down. I highly recommend.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 11, 2013

    Ok

    Too much descriptive verbage. Characters could have been fleshed out alittle. No need to describe every drink. I stuck with it til the end.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 7, 2013

    I made it just past halfway. Never got really caught up in the

    I made it just past halfway. Never got really caught up in the story or with the characters.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2014

    A very interesting mystery.

    I'm no great shakes as a book critic or reviewer. All I know is I read the book and I liked the book. I really liked this book. The new (to me) slang was also fascinating.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2014

    3.5 Stars

    Very good story but as an american I did not know what some of the words & phrases meant. That did not detract from my enjoyment of the book, just caused me to pause for a moment or two. Characters were good but could have been fleshed out a bit more, a good mystery and enjoyable read. Will get the next one! 3.5 Stars

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2014

    Good read

    good story. Keeps you thinking till the very end. One suspect after another and they really didn't do it. Can't wait to read more from this author.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2014

    Blech

    Blech. I made it about a third into the book. Just didn't capture my interest. I spent way too much time trying to figure out what some of the British phrases meant to me as an American.

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  • Posted February 23, 2014

    Interesting

    interesting book

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  • Posted February 21, 2014

    Rather Fascinating

    This takes place in England where DC Scott Cullen is on the case of missing person Caroline Adamson, a recently divorced mother from Edinburgh in his area of Lothian and Borders. He is really conscientious about his job, which is fairly new to him, since he has only been doing it for three months. People who like to solve puzzles should like this. I think that I would enjoy reading another book by this author.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2014

    Must read

    Very well written criminal mystery. Kept me guessing and engrossed to the end.
    This will make a wonderful series.
    Looking foreword to the next book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2014

    Ghost

    This book was amazing Well written and kept this readers attention all thru to end Highly recommend!!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2014

    ok

    ok

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2014

    Good

    Good

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2014

    Ed james

    Loved the book cannot wait for next one been snowed in for a month n it made for great reading thank you

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2014

    Excellent first book

    Very good plot. Really liked the main character. Can't wait to read the next in the series!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2013

    Anon

    Great read a real pageturner I spent the evening reading it and enjoyed every minute

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