Soft Summer Blood (2016)
It all seemed so simple: a murder; and obvious suspect; a shaky alibi. Detective Inspector McLusky never had it so good. Until a second killing challenges all his earlier assumptions. With every new piece of evidence McLusky brings to light, the case becomes more complicated. Does it have its roots in a disappearance eighteen years earlier, or is it firmly based in the present?
Meanwhile, DI Kat Fairfield and DS Jack Sorbie are tasked with finding the daughter of a prominent Italian policitian, who has disappeared while on a student exchange programme at Bristol University. Neither is overjoyed to be lumbered with a routine missing person's case while McLucky heads a high-profile murder investigation. Until they find a dead body of their own...