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  • Location: Edinburgh (Leith)

Troubled Waters ( Alice Rice 6)

Troubled Waters ( Alice Rice 6)

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2000s: The Forth Bridge lies over the troubled waters in this Edinburgh based crime novel

  • ISBN: 978-1846972935
  • Genre: Crime

What you need to know before your trail

A young, disabled girl is lost on a winter’s night in Leith, unable to help herself or find her way home.

Within hours of her disappearance, a body is washed up on Beamer Rock, a tiny island in the Forth being used as part of the foundations for the new Queensferry Bridge.

No sooner has Detective Inspector Alice Rice managed to discover the identity of that body than another one is washed up on the edge of the estuary, in Belhaven Bay.

What is the connection between the two bodies? Has the killer any other victims in their sights and are these more troubled waters deeper than they first feared?

Travel Guide

The Forth Road Bridge

The waters around Edinburgh and the port of Leith reveal a dark and sinister side to the city of Edinburgh. Troubled waters indeed for they soon reveal bodies and close to where the Forth Bridge is being built. Foundations for a new bridge reveal a shocking secret and soon the waters at the edge of Edinburgh are a graveyard of darkness and death.

“There could, the man though, clambering up on to Beamer Rock, be few more inhospitable places in the word, at any time of the year, never mind in the middle of January , and in the pitch-dark”

This turns out to be an Edinburgh awash with danger and a lot more darkness than at first thought


Leith is in reality a unique part of the city of Edinburgh. With a rich seafaring past and playing the role of port for hundreds of years, it’s awash with tales of shipping stories, darkly deeds down by the docks and petty crimes

It’s located on the shores of the Firth of Forth and the great Queensferry Bridge aka the Forth Bridge, has been a recognizable symbol since it was built in 1964. However in Troubled Waters, its concrete supports reveal much more than history.

Royalty such as Mary Queen of Scots and King George IV has passed through this port but that history has been left behind when Gillian Galbraith takes you there. This is the dirty, dark version of a part of the city which is now a cultural hub but which for a long time was a dank, crime infested part of a bustling city.

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A) Edinburgh - Kirk Street
C) Edinburgh - North Forth Street

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Author/ Guide: Gillian Galbraith  Destination: Edinburgh  Departure Time: 2000s

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