Before the Devil Knows Your Dead by Owen Mullen

Before The Devil Knows You're Dead

Before The Devil Knows You’re Dead


An explosive new crime thriller from a best-selling authorCharlie’s Back!

Gavin Law was a whistleblower.

Now he’s missing.

Just another case for Glasgow PI, Charlie Cameron, until he discovers there is more to Law and his disappearance than anyone imagined.

Wallace Maitland, the surgeon responsible for leaving a woman brain-damaged may have abandoned his sacred oath and become a killer. Did the hospital which refused to accept responsibility for the tragedy have Law silenced permanently? Or, with his wife little more than a vegetable, has David Cooper, believing he has been betrayed yet again, taken justice into his own hands?

Charlie comes to realise the world of medicine can be a dangerous place.

Across the city, East End gangster, Sean Rafferty is preparing to exploit the already corrupt city council in a multi-million pound leisure development known as Riverside. The project will be good for Glasgow. But not everybody is keen to work with Rafferty.

With more than money at stake, Sean will do anything to get his way. His motto, borrowed from his old man, is simple. Never take a no from somebody who can give you a yes.

If that means murder, then so be it.

Charlie has crossed Rafferty’s path before and lived to tell the tale.

He may not be so lucky a second time.


What the readers are saying:‘An exciting new voice in Glasgow’s crime fiction genre – it will have you hooked from page one!’
Lorraine Patrick
Westender Magazine

I have a very pleasurable problem with Owen Mullen’s books – after I have finished reading them, I am spoilt for anything else until I come down off my ‘Charlie high’.
Goodreads Top 100 Reviewer

This is a cracking read, fast-paced and well plotted. More please!
Chris Nolan

*** Also available in this breathtaking series ***Book 1: Games People Play

Book 2: Old Friends and New Enemies

 My review:
3rd in the Charlie Cameron series. All the usual suspects are here , but not least Glasgow itself.
I have grown to love this series and its characters. For various reasons, well rounded people and a city that I love and figures large in my life.
Gavin Law is a whistle blower who after accusing Wallace Maitland of botching an operation, that leaves a woman brain damaged , disappears.
Gavin’s sister asks Charlie to find her brother. A straight forward case sees Charlie involved in the murky world of cover ups, politics and organised crime.
The writing is top quality and draws the reader along at a furious pace.
As a Glasgow boy I can relate to where this book is set.
Also good was to see DS Geddes taking a bigger part in this book.
If you like your books fast paced, gritty and multilayered, then grab this book, and if you haven’t read the others grab them too.
5 stars from me and well deserved.

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