The Blood Acre
By RJ Mitchell
Published By

Matthew James Publishing Ltd

ISBN 9781910265956
Fiction Genre Thriller/Crime/Mystery
Publication Date 12/09/2019
Price 8.99
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Set in Glasgow in 1990, The Blood Acre follows DS Angus Thoroughgood as he explores a tangled web of lies, deceit within a corrupt police force leading him to uncover an explosive terrorist plot and a fabled piece of Glasgow criminal folklore — The Blood Acre.

Authors Biography

RJ Mitchell is a crime fiction novelist from Stirling, Scotland. Mitchell draws on his experiences as a Glasgow cop throughout his work, and still cherishes his first police shoulder number — D325. In April 2019, Mitchell signed with Manchester-based publishing house Matthew James Publishing.

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  1. Brilliant. Gripping. Great book!

  2. Bit dull

  3. I have read several of RJ Mitchell’s books and this one is excellent.
    Being a native of Glasgow I find it brings the story to life knowing the whereabouts of the action you are reading about.
    Keep up the good work sir.

  4. Once I started could hardly put it down. Great read. Different format with short chapters which worked very well with the various stories and characters all being worked along. Well done RJ.

  5. A brilliant read – couldn’t put it down! The author clearly knows both Glasgow and life in the police well. Thoroughly recommended.

  6. Yet another enlightening and enthralling crime thriller by ex Glasgow policeman, R. J. MItchell.

  7. Another excellent crime thriller !

  8. Excellent. I really enjoyed this book.

  9. Great story

  10. The knowledge of Glasgow and the police force is clear and adds to the storytelling in a believable way. Enjoyed this book and will be watching out for further works by this author.

  11. It would have been a good read if only he could have been bothered to finish it. I felt cheated of at least two chapters.

  12. Enjoyed the book very much , excellent crime thriller , will definitely be looking out for future work by RJ Mitchell.

  13. Great, can’t wait for The Hammer.

  14. A cracking read. You can tell the author used to be in the police!

  15. What a book. Can’t wait for the next!!!

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