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Publication Order of Tony Winter Books

Random (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Snapshot (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cold Grave (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Witness the Dead (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In Place of Death (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Last Refuge (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murderabilia (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Photographer (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Before he became a full-time writer, Craig Robertson served as a newspaper journalist for a Scottish Sunday Newspaper for more than twenty years. During his stint at the Sunday Newspaper, Craig Robertson had the opportunity of interviewing three prime ministers, also reported on major events including the 9/11 terrorist attack, the Omagh bombing, Dunblane and also on the disappearance of one Madeline McCann. Robertson beat Oprah Winfrey to scoop a major award, pilloried on breakfast television, dispensed polio drops in the backstreets of Mumbai and even spent time as a Death Row convict in the United States. The author’s gritty crime novels are set in the mean streets of the modern Glasgow. Craig Robertson’s first novel, Random was selected for the 2010 CWA New Blood Dagger Award, became a NEW York Times bestseller and was also shortlisted for the Crime Novel of the Year.

Craig Robertson is also the author of a series of novels which feature Tony Winter, a professional photographer and Rachel Narrey, a Detective Sargent. Craig Robertson has a weakness and fascination with black pudding. He has traveled across Europe while searching for the perfect pud. This exceedingly strange pilgrimage saw him become a judge at a world black pudding championship that was held in France.

Best Craig Robertson Books

Random is one of the best books by Craig Robertson. In Random, the author takes the readers through the obscure mind of a serial killer, who has no obvious acting pattern. The killer appears to be an exceedingly smart psychopath. On the inside, the killer is exceedingly smart and also a hurt man who is out for destruction and revenge. Random is made up of a major plot, the murderer plot and then it is interwoven with an underworld plot, which slows down the overall story in a great way. The story is narrated from the killer’s point of view, thereby placing the reader in a moral conflict. A majority of crime novels are written from the detective’s point of view, but the author Craig Robertson wants to show the readers the other side, by showing the motives of an exceedingly desperate killer. The exceedingly fascinating part about this narrative is the random techniques and tactics that the killer uses to select his victims.

The author, Craig Robertson, presents an exceedingly profound historical and theoretical background to the novel’s plot. Robertson also provides the readers with an insight into the psychical and biological processes of his victims. There are numerous newspaper articles in the book, which talk about the exceedingly cruel killing of the Cutter. Style, content, and form are realistically written in newspaper style such that the authentic and actual criminal case is supported. Despite the fact that the overall atmosphere is depressing and dark, the overall plot has been lightened up by irony and a few jokes as well. From the word go, the attacks by the Cutter appear as if they are random. However, it does not take long before the reader learns that the cutter gets his inspiration from Jack the Ripper. The anonymous study of Jack the Ripper is revealed in Chapter 16 as the killer provides the readers with salient facts of the infamous case.

As the book progresses, the serial killer who is widely known as the Cutter reveals so much more about himself as the book progresses. Before he became a taxi driver, the Cutter used to serve as an accountant. There are several hints about what happened to his family. There is also an apparent method to his madness. With that said, Random is currently one of the best crime novel out there in the market. It is not only laced with one of the blackest humor, but it is also exceedingly original and quite a riveting read. It is exceedingly important to note that some of the methods that the killer uses to dispatch his victims are exceedingly disturbing. Apart from being an excellent read, the author, Craig Robertson takes the readers down a road of grief, sorrow, revenge, consequences, and helplessness. In this book, the author uses Glasgow as the setting.

The readers get the opportunity of traveling the actual streets of Glasgow with the killer and his victims, visit real shops and even sits in real bars. In an exceedingly large city, it is exceedingly easy to do this, without necessarily becoming too personal. Nonetheless, this technique gives depth as well as reality to the story as well. Cole Grave is another interesting read by Craig Robertson. In this book, Craig Robertson introduces the readers to DS Narey, who has just vowed to solve her dad’s last case, which involved the body of a battered woman, which had been left in ruins on an island in the center of a lake. The body was found when the caretakers were preparing to open up the Abbey for the summer tourist, who were coming to visit. The woman had been killed during the winter period. Her dental records were drawing a blank, while her skull was damaged.

It became exceedingly difficult to identify the victim, which in turn meant that it was going to be an exceedingly difficult task to identify the killer. As the investigation continued, one Laurence Patton, who was a teacher by profession, was somewhat involved in the killing. However, the main character could not find any links that tied him to the killing. A few moments after DS Narey had opened up the case; she gets to learn that Laurence, had apparently passed away after falling from a ladder. With the assistance of Tony Winter, the police photographer and his uncle, who happens to be a retired police officer, who had the ability to gain access to Paton’s personal computer, DS Narey gets to learn that Paton was blackmailed and apparently he was not the only person who was being blackmailed.

By checking the victim’s email address, with that of a fellow student at the teacher training college where Paton was working, the trio was able to identify three other people who were being targeted by the people who were responsible for blackmailing Laurence. Apparently, Paton was also receiving counseling for insomnia, generalized anxiety and nightmares as well. By following this lead, Narey was able to learn that the counselor had in brought his credentials from a distance learning college was also living beyond his means.

gets to learn that Paton was blackmailed and apparently he was not the only person who was being blackmailed.

By checking the victim’s email address, with that of a fellow student at the teacher training college where Paton was working, the trio was able to identify three other people who were being targeted by the people who were responsible for blackmailing Laurence. Apparently, Paton was also receiving counseling for insomnia, generalized anxiety and nightmares as well. By following this lead, Narey was able to learn that the counselor had in brought his credentials from a distance learning college was also living beyond his means.

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