Phosphate Rocks : A Death in Ten Objects

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In the rubble of an old chemical works, demolition contractors discover a long deceased body encrusted in phosphate rock. Ten unusual objects surround the mummified corpse. DI Rose Irving from Police Scotland is tasked with making sense of this eerie scene, and sets out to find someone familiar with the history of the site. Enter…

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In the rubble of an old chemical works, demolition contractors discover a long deceased body encrusted in phosphate rock. Ten unusual objects surround the mummified corpse.

DI Rose Irving from Police Scotland is tasked with making sense of this eerie scene, and sets out to find someone familiar with the history of the site. Enter retired shift foreman John Gibson, a veritable mine of information.

DI Irving certainly gets more than she bargained for: a history of technology, a lesson in chemistry and an unusual insight into the people who worked in Edinburgh’s last fertiliser factory on Leith Docks.

Who was the victim? How did he die? What is the significance of the ten objects that surround him? And how reliable is the chief witness?