Clearing the Dark is the second novel in Hania Allen’s Scottish crime series featuring DI Dania Gorska. The series follows Polish detective Dania, who works for the Specialist Crime Division in the Scottish city of Dundee. Dania is a brilliant lead detective – smart, strong and with a deep love of vodka, thanks to her Polish roots.
'Refreshing . . . I look forward to reading more' Alex Gray
'First-rate' Sunday Sport
When it comes to murder, there's no such thing as a coincidence ...
When DI Dania Gorska is called to investigate the shooting of a young man on a Dundee street, the nail hammered into his forehead suggests that local gangster, Archie McLellan has left his calling card. Clues point to his involvement in an illegal replica firearms venture, a scam that may include other members of the infamous McLellan family.
The chance discovery of human remains buried in the grounds of Breek House, once owned by the McLellans, convinces Dania the two cases must be related. But who was the mysterious tenant of Breek House at the time the bodies were put into the ground? Identifying them is complicated as all the teeth have been removed - post mortem, to prevent identification? Or was the back room at Breek House used by the McLellans as a torture chamber?
As Dania moves closer to discovering what went on at Breek House she disturbs dangerous secrets from the past which threaten the lives of those in the present...
Praise for Hania Allen
'A fresh new find for crime fans' Sunday Post
'Nicely nasty in all the right places . . . The story rattles along until bringing the curtain down with an unnerving twist' Craig Robertson
'Captivating characters and an intriguing plot. A great new find for crime fans' Lin Anderson
'Pitch-perfect . . . a witty, tense crime novel written in a highly readable style' Russel D McLean