If you’ve not yet read an Alex Gray novel, then I am envious that you’ve still got this delightful first experience ahead of you. The Sunday Times bestselling DSI William Lorimer series is a rare and winning combination of comfort and thrill. There is a returning cast of phenomenal characters in this series – including an elderly scone-baking Glaswegian named Netta who I wish would adopt me – who come to feel like old friends after a while. But each plot is incisive and tightly woven, tackling the darker sides of Glaswegian life. Questions for a Dead Man follows Lorimer as he investigates a missing MSP determined to legalise drugs in Scotland and his friend, PC Daniel Kohi, whose mission to tackle gang violence draws him to the attention of a drug and people trafficking cartel. You don’t need to have read Alex Gray’s previous work to enjoy this novel, so if you fancy getting your teeth into a fantastic new crime series on a cold and snowy weekend, then I heartily recommend this one.