Whisky from Small Glasses

Author: Denzil Meyrick

Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd

ISBN: 1786699052

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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DCI Jim Daley is sent from the city to investigate a murder after the body of a woman is washed up on an idyllic beach on the west coast of Scotland. Far away from urban resources, he finds himself a stranger in a close-knit community. Love, betrayal, fear and death stalk the small town as Daley investigates a case that becomes more deadly than he could possibly imagine, in this compelling novel infused with intrigue and dark humour.

Whisky from Small Glasses

Author: Denzil Meyrick

Publisher: Polygon

ISBN: 9781846973215

Category: Detective and mystery stories

Page: 320

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A crime novel, set in a small Scottish rural town thinly disguised as Kinloch, 'Whisky From Small Glasses,' reveals the seething cauldron of sex, drugs, violence, corruption and murder that lies beneath the dour surface of Kinloch life. The book starts with one body found in the sea. Two more bodies are quickly added as it becomes clear a serial killer is at large. Further ramifications include police and harbour staff corruption and the involvement of a Latvian drugs smuggling ring.

Whisky from Small Glasses

A DCI Daley Thriller

Author: Denzil Meyrick

Publisher: Birlinn

ISBN: 0857908421

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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‘Soon to be mentioned in the same breath as authors such as Alex Gray, Denise Mina and Stuart Macbride ... very impressive’ – Ian Baillie, Lennox Herald DCI Jim Daley is sent from the city to investigate a murder after the body of a woman is washed up on an idyllic beach on the West Coast of Scotland. Far away from urban resources, he finds himself a stranger in a close-knit community. Love, betrayal, fear and death stalk the small town, as Daley investigates a case that becomes more deadly than he could possibly imagine, in this compelling novel infused with intrigue and dark humour. Also available from Denzil Meyrick: The Last Witness, Dark Suits and Sad Songs and The Rat Stone Serenade.

The Last Witness: A Detective Daley Thriller

Author: Denzil Meyrick

Publisher: Pegasus Books

ISBN: 1605989193

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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From an authentic, gritty new voice in Scottish thrillers comes Detective James Daley, whose past has come back to haunt him in the small Scottish town of Kinloch James Machie was a man with a genius for violence, his criminal empire spreading beyond Glasgow into the UK and mainland Europe. Fortunately, James Machie is dead, assassinated in the back of a prison ambulance following his trial and conviction. But now, five years later, he is apparently back from the grave, set on avenging himself on those who brought him down. Top of his list is his previous associate, Frank MacDougall, who unbeknownst to D.C.I. Jim Daley, is living under protection on his lochside patch, the small Scottish town of Kinloch. Daley knows that, having been the key to Machie’s conviction, his old friend and colleague D.S. Scott is almost as big a target. And nothing, not even death, has ever stood in James Machie’s way .

The Relentless Tide

Author: Denzil Meyrick

Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd

ISBN: 1786699141

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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The latest instalment in the bestselling DCI Daley series. Perfect for fans of Stuart MacBride and Ann Cleeves. When Professor Francombe and her team of archaeologists find the remains of three women on a remote Kintyre hillside – a site rumoured to have been the base of Viking warlord Somerled – their delight soon turns to horror when they realise the women tragically met their end more than two decades ago. It soon becomes clear that these are the three missing victims of the 'Midweek Murderer', a serial killer who was at work in Glasgow in the early 1990s. DCI Jim Daley now has the chance to put things right – to confront a nightmare from his past and solve a crime he failed to as a young detective. However, when Police Scotland's Cold Case Unit arrive, they bring yet more ghosts to Kinloch...

Dark Suits and Sad Songs

A DCI Daley Thriller

Author: Denzil Meyrick

Publisher: Birlinn

ISBN: 0857908502

Category: Fiction

Page: 284

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'If you thought Denzil Meyrick’s previous book, The Last Witness was thrilling, this one is truly mesmerising... completely captivating... DCI Daley is shaping up to be the West Coast’s answer to Edinburgh’s Rebus' – Scottish Home & Country When a senior Edinburgh civil servant spectacularly takes his own life in Kinloch harbour, DCI Jim Daley comes face to face with the murky world of politics. To add to his woes, two local drug dealers lie dead, ritually assassinated. It’s clear that dark forces are at work in the town. With his boss under investigation, his marriage hanging on by a thread, and his sidekick DS Scott wrestling with his own demons, Daley’s world is in meltdown. When strange lights appear in the sky over Kinloch, it becomes clear that the townsfolk are not the only people at risk. The fate of nations is at stake. Jim Daley must face his worst fears as tragedy strikes. This is not just about a successful investigation, it’s about survival. Also available from Denzil Meyrick: Whisky From Small Glasses, The Last Witness and The Rat Stone Serenade.

Well of the Winds

Author: Denzil Meyrick

Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd

ISBN: 1786699087

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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As the Second World War nears its end, a man is stabbed to death on the shoreline of Kinloch, in the shadow of the great warships in the harbour. Many years later, the postman on the Isle of Gairsay, a tiny island off the coast of Kintyre, discovers that the Bremner family have vanished from their farm. There's a pot on the stove and food on the table, but of the Bremners there is no sign. When DCI Daley comes into possession of a journal written by his wartime predecessor in Kinloch, Inspector William Urquhart, he soon realises Gairsay has many secrets. Assisted by his indomitable deputy, DS Brian Scott, and new boss, Chief Superintendent Carrie Symington, Daley must solve a wartime murder to reveal not only the shocking events of the past, but new horrors of the present.

Dalintober Moon

A DCI Daley Thriller Short

Author: Denzil Meyrick

Publisher: Birlinn

ISBN: 0857908537

Category: Fiction

Page: 35

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A new DCI Daley short story from bestselling Scottish crime author Denzil Meyrick. ; When a body is found in a whisky barrel, buried on Dalintober beach, it appears that a notorious local crime, committed over a century ago, has finally been solved. D.C.I. Daley discovers that, despite the passage of time, the legacy of the murder still resonates within the community, and as he tries to make sense of the case, the tortured screams of a man who died long ago echo across Kinloch. ;

One Last Dram Before Midnight: Collected DCI Daley Short Stories

Author: Denzil Meyrick

Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd

ISBN: 1786699133

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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A collection of six short stories – two of which are previously unpublished. These stories span from Jim Daley's early days pounding the beat in Glasgow as a young constable, to a light-hearted whisky smuggling romp involving Hamish and some ghostly pipers. Includes four previously eBook exclusive stories: 'Single End', 'Two One Three', 'Dalintober Moon' and 'Empty Nets and Promises' and two brand new stories: 'One Last Dram Before Midnight' and 'The Silent Man'.

The Inglorious Dead

Author: Tony Black

Publisher: McNidder and Grace Limited

ISBN: 0857160478

Category: Fiction

Page: 170

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A long hot summer in the west of Scotland sees temperatures rising higher than usual throughout the traditional marching season. When the murder of a young loyalist is added to the mix, cool heads are in short supply. RUC-veteran Doug Michie, tasked with finding the killer, stokes a sectarian hornet's nest as he delves into a case shrouded in lies, secrets and illicit sexual encounters that lead all the way back to an Ulster he'd sooner forget.

The Sea Detective

Author: Mark Douglas-Home

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 1405923571

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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The first mystery in a truly unique crime series. 'There comes a time when a novel raises the bar for a particular genre, and The Sea Detective does just that for Scottish crime fiction' (Scotsman) Cal McGill is an Edinburgh-based oceanographer, environmentalist and one-of-a-kind investigator. Using his knowledge of the waves - ocean currents, prevailing winds, shipping records - McGill can track where objects have come from, or where they've gone. It's a unique skill that can help solve all sorts of mysteries. Such as when two severed feet wash up miles apart on two different islands off the coast of Scotland. Most strangely, forensic tests reveal that the feet belong to the same body. As Cal McGill investigates, he unravels a web of corruption, exploitation and violence, which threatens many lives across the globe - very soon including his own... Praise for The Sea Detective: 'Raises the bar for Scottish crime fiction ... elegantly written and compelling' The Scotsman 'Excellent' The Literary Review - top five crime books of the year 'Promises to be a fine series of detective novels' Sunday Times Crime Book of the Month 'An unusual, interesting and enthralling read' Shotsmag 'A compelling protagonist' The Times Literary Supplement

The Rat Stone Serenade

A DCI Daley Thriller

Author: Denzil Meyrick

Publisher: Birlinn

ISBN: 0857908952

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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’a first class, fast-moving thriller, brilliantly atmospheric, all in a setting in which the cold of the winter is not the only chill!' – crimereview.co.uk It’s December, and the Shannon family are returning home to their clifftop mansion near Kinloch for their annual AGM. Shannon International is one of the world’s biggest private companies, with tendrils reaching around the globe in computing, banking and mineral resourcing, and it has brought untold wealth and privilege to the family. However, a century ago Archibald Shannon stole the land upon which he built their home - and his descendants have been cursed ever since. When heavy snow cuts off Kintyre, DCI Jim Daley and DS Brian Scott are assigned to protect their illustrious visitors. As an ancient society emerges from the blizzards, and its creation, the Rat Stone, reveals grisly secrets, ghosts of the past come to haunt the Shannons. As the curse decrees, death is coming - but for whom and from what? Also available from Denzil Meyrick: Whisky from Small Glasses, The Last Witness and Dark Suits and Sad Songs.

A Market Tale

A Bruno, Chief of Police Story of the French Countryside

Author: Martin Walker

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 1101873973

Category: Fiction

Page: 32

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The eighth installment in the delightful, internationally acclaimed series featuring Chief of Police Bruno. Between the seventeenth-century mairie and the stone bridge over the river that winds through town, the village of St. Denis hosts its weekly market, as well-stocked with local gossip as with fresh produce and pâtés. As summer blooms, the newest talk of the town is the rapport between Kati, a Swiss tourist, and Marcel, a popular stall owner whom Kati meets over his choice strawberries. None are happier than police chief Bruno to see Marcel, a young widower, interested in love again, but as his friend’s romance deepens, Bruno senses trouble in the form of Marcel’s meddlesome sister Nadette. Even as Kati begins to put down roots in St. Denis, vending her delicious baking in the market, it seems the overbearing Nadette will stop at nothing to make her feel unwelcome. When her schemes reach the limits of law, Bruno takes it upon himself to set things right. An eBook short. A Vintage Short.

Shallow Waters

DI Hannah Robbins Book 1

Author: Rebecca Bradley

Publisher: Rebecca Bradley

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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When the naked, battered body of an unidentified teenager is found dumped in an alleyway, post-mortem finds evidence of a harrowing series of events. Another teenage death with the same MO pushes DI Hannah Robbins and her team in the Nottingham City division Major Crimes Unit, to their limits, and across county borders. In a race against the clock, they attempt to unpick a thick web of lies and deceit to uncover the truth behind the deaths. But it doesn't stop there. When catching a killer isn't enough, just how far are the team willing to push themselves to save the next girl? What readers are saying about Shallow Waters 'A gritty police procedural, with no-holds-barred and a shocking insight to the reality of some. Dark and disturbing, yet exceptionally compelling.' - Mel Sherratt, author of Taunting The Dead. 'Tense, compelling and utterly absorbing. DI Hannah Robbins is a force to be reckoned with.' - Jane Isaac, author of The Truth Will Out.

Dead Girls Can't Lie

A gripping thriller that will keep you hooked to the last page

Author: Carys Jones

Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd

ISBN: 1786692503

Category: Fiction

Page: 279

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Best friends tell each other the truth – don't they? When North Stone's best friend Kelly Orton is found hanging lifeless in a tree, North knows for certain it wasn't suicide. Kelly had everything to live for – a loving boyfriend, a happy life, and most importantly of all, Kelly would never leave North all by herself. The girls have been friends since childhood, devoted to each other, soul sisters, or at least that's what North has always believed. But did Kelly feel the same way, or was she keeping secrets from her 'best friend' – deadly secrets... When the police refuse to take North's suspicions seriously, she sets out to investigate for herself. But her search soon takes her to a glamorous world with a seedy underbelly, and before long North is out of her depth and getting ever closer to danger. Determined to find the truth, she soon wishes that dead girls could lie, because the truth is too painful to believe... 'In this well written novel the author made me feel North's frustration, and enjoyed the flashbacks of her friendship with Kelly which illustrated their mutual dependence, or was it North's need for Kelly which made their bond so strong?' Anita Davison.

No Such Creature

Author: Giles Blunt

Publisher: Vintage Canada

ISBN: 0307372758

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Tooling across the American southwest in their giant Winnebago, Max and his nephew, Owen, seem harmless enough, the actorly old fellow spouting Shakespeare like a faucet while his young charge trots him through select tourist destinations along the road. But appearances, as you might imagine, can be deceiving. Old Max is actually a master thief, and young Owen's summer vacation is his careful apprenticeship in a life of crime. Pulling heists is scary enough, but ominous signs point to the alarming fact that The Subtractors are on their tail, criminal bogeymen who stop at nothing to steal from other thieves. The road trip soon turns into a chase, by turns comic and horrifying. The most disturbing twist: Owen's slow realization that the person he loves most in the world is the one who can do him the most harm.

The Malice of Waves

Author: Mark Douglas-Home

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 1405923601

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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Investigator Cal McGill uses his knowledge of tides, winds and currents to solve mysteries no-one else can. Five years ago, fourteen-year-old Max Wheeler disappeared from a remote Scottish island. None of the six police and private investigations since have shed any light on what happened. Unable to let go, Max's family call in Cal McGill - known as 'The Sea Detective' - hoping he'll force the sea to give up its secrets. Yet Cal finds he is an outsider to a broken family, and an unwelcome stranger in a village which has endured years of suspicion. Cal knows that a violent storm is approaching. But what he doesn't know is that when it cuts off the island, a killer will see their chance... *** Praise for The Sea Detective mysteries: 'The Malice of Waves is the first novel literally to give me nightmares ... for a crime novel that's surely a mark of distinction' (Herald) 'Stewing pot of intrigue and mystery... another super read' (Lovereading.co.uk on The Malice of Waves) 'Really good stuff, full of atmosphere, and accomplished in both prose and plot' (Morning Star on The Malice of Waves) 'Raises the bar for Scottish crime fiction ... elegantly written and compelling' (Scotsman on The Sea Detective) 'Promises to be a fine series of detective novels' (Sunday Times Crime Book of the Month, The Sea Detective) 'This always entertaining and gripping mystery' (Herald on The Woman Who Walked Into The Sea) 'Simply intoxicating' (Library Review, USA, on The Woman Who Walked Into The Sea)

Summer People

Author: Aaron Stander

Publisher: Writers & Editors LLC

ISBN: 9780978573218

Category: Michigan

Page: 260

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Sheriff Ray Elkins in the debut of the thriller series.

Stasi Child

A Karin Müller Thriller

Author: David Young

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 1250121760

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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David Young's chillingly intricate Stasi Child was A London Times “Crime Book of the Month” and a Telegraph Pick of the Week. 1975: When Oberleutnant Karin Muller is called to investigate a teenage girl's body at the foot of the Berlin Wall, she imagines she's seen it all before. But she soon realizes that this is a death like no other before it - the girl was evidently trying to escape from West Berlin. As a member of the People's Police, Muller's power in East Germany only stretches so far. The Ministry for State Security, the Stasi, assures her the case is closed, all they need to know is the girl's name. Yet they strongly discourage her from asking questions. The evidence doesn't add up, and it soon becomes clear the crime scene has been staged. But this regime does not tolerate curious minds, and it takes Müller too long to realize that the trail she's been following may lead her dangerously close to home ...

The Unquiet Heart

Author: Gordon Ferris

Publisher: Atlantic Books

ISBN: 0857894951

Category: Fiction

Page: 290

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The second Danny McRae thriller finds him in a perfect partnership—gang-busters by day, lovers by night. What could go wrong?Danny McRae is a private detective scraping a living in ration-card London. Eve Copeland, crime reporter, is looking for new angles to save her career. It's an alliance made in heaven—until Eve disappears, a contact dies violently, and an old adversary presents McRae with some unpalatable truths. His desperate search for his lover draws him into a web of black marketeers, double agents, and assassins, and hurls him into the shattered remains of Berlin, where terrorism and espionage foreshadow the bleakness of the Cold War. And McRae begins to lose sight of the thin line between good and evil.