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I was born in Mexico City, in the building that now houses Ripley's Believe it or Not museum some people claim to see a connection there…. I had a very happy childhood even though I did not try refried beans until I was six I refused to eat anything brown and gooey. My first attempt at writing stories, aged seven, was a tale about a triceratops and a stegosaurus battling a very hungry T-rex. Their three-page, ten-line long adventure was profusely illustrated by the author. Stegosaurus was extinct millions of years before the first T-rex hatched, but I still consider it a milestone.
When a young heir receives a sinister death threat, Inspectors Frey and 'Nine-Nails' McGray answer a desperate plea to offer him protection. The detectives travel north to the remote and misty Loch Maree, site of an ancient burial ground. They must stay with the mysterious Koloman family - any one of whom might be a suspect. But Frey and McGray have little time to get their bearings. Even before they arrive the boy's guardian is brutally murdered, and one thing becomes clear to the two detectives:. A brilliant, moving, clever, lyrical book - I loved it. Oscar de Muriel is going to be a name to watch' Manda Scott.
Oscar de Muriel’s Frey and McGray books in order:
The rest, as they say, is crime fiction history. Brilliantly mismatched, Frey and McGray embark on a series of investigations into unsolved cases related to the odd and ghostly. The Strings of Murder. Edinburgh, A virtuoso violinist is brutally killed in his home. But with no way in or out of the locked practice room, the murder makes no sense. Fearing a national panic over a copycat Ripper, Scotland Yard sends Inspector Ian Frey to investigate under the cover of a fake department specializing in the occult.
The silence was absolute, broken only by the occasional crackle of the fire. I was barely managing to keep myself awake, feeling a pleasant sway, as if sitting in a boat on that gentle loch outside. Koloman and Uncle Maurice followed. I joined them clumsily, my four limbs slightly numb, but then I too saw plainly what was happening out there. As proof, she offers up the strange family—the Nellys—who cured their sick father at the well and still live nearby, tending goats.
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