DCI Lorimer

17 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 280 ratings

Never Somewhere Else Publisher's Summary

When three young women are discovered strangled and mutilated in a Glasgow park, it is up to DCI Lorimer to find their killer. Frustrated by a lack of progress in the investigation, Lorimer is forced to enlist the services of Dr Solomon Brightman, psychologist and criminal profiler. Together they form an uneasy alliance. But when a homeless man is brought in for questioning, the investigation takes a bizarre turn. Soon Lorimer has to scratch the surface of the polished Glasgow art world and reveal the dark layers hidden beneath....

©2017 Alex Gray (P)2017 Little Brown Book Group
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  • Book 1

    • Never Somewhere Else

    • By: Alex Gray
    • Narrated by: Joe Dunlop
    • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    When three young women are discovered strangled and mutilated in a Glasgow park, it is up to DCI Lorimer to find their killer. Frustrated by a lack of progress in the investigation, Lorimer is forced to enlist the services of Dr Solomon Brightman, psychologist and criminal profiler. Together they form an uneasy alliance. But when a homeless man is brought in for questioning, the investigation takes a bizarre turn.

    Regular price: $20.65

  • Book 2

    • A Small Weeping

    • DSI Lorimer, Book 2
    • By: Alex Gray
    • Narrated by: Joe Dunlop
    • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5

    The body of a prostitute is found at Glasgow's Queen Street Station, her hands, pointing towards her feet, placed as if in prayer, a small flower pressed between the palms. Psychologist Solomon Brightman is called to assist DCI Lorimer in the murder hunt, with the hope that his lateral thinking will shine a light on the case from a different angle. But before any conclusions can be drawn, the body of a nurse is discovered at The Grange, a private clinic.

    Regular price: $21.31

  • Book 3

    • Shadows of Sound

    • DSI Lorimer, Book 3
    • By: Alex Gray
    • Narrated by: Joe Dunlop
    • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    The Glasgow Orchestra are rehearsing to perform, but little do they know of the sequence of events happening backstage. When George Millar, the orchestra's leader, is brutally murdered in his dressing room, his colleagues are shocked. But the show must go on. Enter DCI Lorimer and psychologist Solomon Brightman to investigate. What they uncover is a series of irrevocably tangled relationships between the orchestra members.

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  • Book 4

    • The Riverman

    • By: Alex Gray
    • Narrated by: Joe Dunlop
    • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    When the dead body of a man is fished out of Glasgow's River Clyde the morning after an office celebration, it looks like a case of accidental death. An anonymous telephone call and a forensic toxicology test, however, give DCI Lorimer reason to think otherwise. Probing deeper into the life and business of the deceased accountant, Duncan Forbes, a seemingly upright member of the community, Lorimer finds only more unanswered questions.

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  • Book 5

    • Pitch Black

    • By: Alex Gray
    • Narrated by: Joe Dunlop
    • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    When Chief Inspector Lorimer returns from his holiday on the island of Mull, he feels a welcome sense of calm. But it doesn't last long. Kelvin FC's new star midfielder is found brutally stabbed to death in his own home, and, with his wife apprehended trying to leave the country, a seemingly straightforward new case begins. But the grisly murder of a referee after a Kelvin match throws light on some dark secrets at the ground.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Dreary Tale in Dreary Monotone.

    • By Lyndel on 03-13-17

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  • Book 6

    • Glasgow Kiss

    • DSI Lorimer, Book 6
    • By: Alex Gray
    • Narrated by: Joe Dunlop
    • Length: 11 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    Eric Chalmers is one of the most popular teachers at Muirpark Secondary School in Glasgow. Gentle and kind, he is the person the students come to when they want to confide in someone. So when precocious teenager Julie Donaldson accuses Chalmers of rape, the school goes into shock. How could a deeply religious family man like Chalmers do anything like that? With some students and teachers supporting Julie and others standing by Chalmers, life at Muirpark is far from harmonious. And then things get much worse.

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  • Book 7

    • Five Ways to Kill a Man

    • By: Alex Gray
    • Narrated by: Joe Dunlop
    • Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    An unpredictable killer is loose on the streets of Glasgow, experimenting with death. Beginning with brute force, the murderer moves on to poison and drowning, greedy for new and better ways to kill. Faced with a string of unconnected victims, DCI Lorimer turns to psychologist and friend Solomon Brightman for his insights. Lorimer is also assigned to review the case of a fatal house fire. His suspicions are raised by shocking omissions in the original investigation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Five ways To Kill A Man

    • By Dorothy Darby on 06-16-17

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  • Book 8

    • Sleep Like the Dead

    • By: Alex Gray
    • Narrated by: Joe Dunlop
    • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    There's a hit man in Glasgow: unpaid and angry, he's decided to settle his own debts.... Elsewhere in the city, Marianne Brogan can't sleep. She's plagued by a nightmare: someone in the shadows, whispering threats, stalking her every move. To make matters worse, Marianne can't get hold of her brother, Billy. Despite knowing some shady characters from Glasgow's underworld, Billy's always been there for her - until now.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good crime story but treackly writing about the central characters personal lives.

    • By Frances on 02-24-17

    Regular price: $21.31

  • Book 9

    • A Pound of Flesh

    • DCI Lorimer, Book 9
    • By: Alex Gray
    • Narrated by: Joe Dunlop
    • Length: 11 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 58
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 48

    Detective Superintendent Lorimer's worst nightmare is a serial killer loose in his city. But two serial killers operating at once on the streets of Glasgow is a nightmare come to life. Is there a link between the brutal slaying of prostitutes in the backstreets of the city and the methodical killing of several unconnected businessmen? Lorimer is never one to jump to conclusions but something about these cases just doesn't add up. Each killer has a different MO, but their obsession with murder is equally chilling.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Another winner

    • By Donna on 09-20-16

    Regular price: $18.11

  • Book 10

    • The Swedish Girl

    • DCI Lorimer, Book 10
    • By: Alex Gray
    • Narrated by: Joe Dunlop
    • Length: 11 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 56
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 48

    When Kirsty Wilson lands a room in a luxury Glasgow flat owned by Swedish fellow student Eva Magnusson she can't believe her luck. But Kirsty's delight turns to terror when she finds the beautiful Swedish girl lying dead in their home and their male flatmate accused of her murder. Kirsty refuses to accept that he is guilty and, inspired by family friend Detective Superintendent Lorimer, sets out to clear his name. Meanwhile, Lorimer calls on trusted psychologist Solly Brightman to help unravel the truth behind the enigmatic Eva's life and death.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Strong story

    • By Amazon Customer on 03-01-14

    Regular price: $18.11

  • Book 11

    • The Bird That Did Not Sing

    • A DCI Lorimer novel
    • By: Alex Gray
    • Narrated by: Joe Dunlop
    • Length: 12 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 50
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 41

    2014: The Commonwealth Games are coming to Glasgow and security is extra tight, particularly after a mysterious bomb explodes in nearby rural Stirlingshire. As the opening ceremony for the Games draws ever closer, the police desperately seek the culprits. But Detective Superintendent Lorimer has other concerns on his mind. One is a beautiful red-haired woman from his past whose husband dies suddenly on his watch.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • excellent writing

    • By Amazon Customer on 06-02-14

    Regular price: $19.18

  • Book 11.5

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  • Book 12

    • Keep the Midnight Out

    • By: Alex Gray
    • Narrated by: Joe Dunlop
    • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    When the body of a red-haired young man is washed up on the shore of the beautiful Isle of Mull, Detective Superintendent Lorimer's tranquil holiday away from the gritty streets of Glasgow is rudely interrupted. The body has been bound with twine in a ghoulishly unnatural position and strongly reminds Lorimer of another murder: a twenty-year-old Glasgow case that he failed to solve as a newly fledged detective constable and which has haunted him ever since.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great listen.

    • By JOHN McCREADY on 04-20-15

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  • Book 13

    • The Darkest Goodbye

    • By: Alex Gray
    • Narrated by: Joe Dunlop
    • Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 20

    When an elderly woman is found dead at her home, newly fledged DC Kirsty Wilson is called to the scene. It appears that the woman had a mysterious visitor in the early hours of that morning - someone dressed as a carer but with much darker intentions. It soon becomes obvious that this was not death by natural causes; in fact it was murder.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Is it just me

    • By Amazon Customer on 11-23-16

    Regular price: $20.65

  • Book 14

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    • Still Dark

    • William Lorimer, Book 14
    • By: Alex Gray
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  • Book 15

    • Only the Dead Can Tell

    • By: Alex Gray
    • Narrated by: Joe Dunlop
    • Length: 12 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    When Dorothy Guildford is found stabbed to death in her home, all signs point to her husband, Peter. The forensic psychologist is convinced there's more to the case than meets the eye, but Police Scotland are certain they have their man. While DC Kirsty Wilson searches for evidence that will put Peter away for good, she is shocked to discover a link with a vast human-trafficking operation that Detective Superintendent William Lorimer has been investigating for months.

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  • Book 16

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