The Scribbler

The Scribbler: Iain Maitland: 9781912235803: Books

‘He’s back, Carrie. The Scribbler is back.’

DI Gayther and his rookie colleague DC Carrie have been assigned a new caseload. Or rather, an old one… cold cases of LGBTQ+ murders dating back to the 1980s and beyond. Georgia Carrie wasn’t even born when the notorious serial killer began his reign of terror across the East of England. Roger Gayther was on the force that failed to catch him and remembers every chilling detail. Now, after all these years, there’s a sudden death featuring The Scribbler’s tell-tale modus operandi. Can Gayther and Carrie track the murderer down and bring him to justice before the slaughter starts again?

‘Very few authors could sustain the tension of a final scene over one hundred and eighteen pages. Maitland, however, has the reader bound up as tightly as a hostage, and he never loses that grip… this is an outstandingly good book.’ Rosemary Kaye

A brilliant read [ on] LGBTQ+ crimes that traditionally were underreported Thankfully, times have changed.’ Neil Boast MBE, former LGBT Liaison Officer, Suffolk Constabulary, and former head of task force on sexual exploitation and trafficking

‘One seriously weird killer and an engaging cop-partnership dynamic. Exciting.’ Sunday Times

‘Brilliantly creepy.’ Scots Magazine

‘The cavalier approach to the investigation brings tragedy and further killings in its wake -an interesting twist.’  Jon Morgan, Shots Magazine

‘The Scribbler is a slow burning, tense and downright creepy thriller. Likeable, engaging protagonists and an unusual villain… shocking, providing more than one OMG moment.’ Suze Reviews

‘I feel like I have just made one of the greatest discoveries on earth … What a mind this author has … a fantastic …dark, gripping, creepy and tense read … another book to add to my favourites of the year.’ A Lover of Books Blog

‘The Scribbler is well-paced, engaging and punctuated by … unexpected humour, leading to a compelling and incredibly satisfying crime read. Watch out for that ending … Highly recommended.’ Raven Crime Reads

‘Intriguing … It’s a great read.’ Cheryl MM

‘A creepy read with an explosive ending, I was engrossed from start to finish.’ Jera’s Jamboree

‘Iain Maitland has a delicious and dark style of writing, he tricks you into thinking you are just meandering along nicely… then he jumps out behind you and knocks you sideways as he delivers some dark and deadly punches, then lets you breathe before he does it all over again.’ Chapter In My Life Blog

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