Dark Suits and Sad Songs

A DCI Daley Thriller (Book 3) - Death. Betrayal. Revenge.

Author: Denzil Meyrick

Publisher: Birlinn

ISBN: 0857908502

Category: Fiction

Page: 280

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‘Absorbing . . . no run-of-the-mill tartan noir’ - The Times ‘You’ll have a blast with these’ - Ian Rankin ‘A top talent, and one to be cherished' - Quintin Jardine ‘Spellbinding . . . one of the UK’s most loved crime writers’ - The Sunday Post ‘A compelling lead . . . satisfyingly twisted plot’ - Publishers Weekly ‘Touches of dark humour, multi-layered and compelling’ - Daily Record ‘Striking characters and shifting plots vibrate with energy’ - The Library Journal ‘Daley is a character complete with depths, currents and sudden changes of the Atlantic ocean that crashes against Kinloch’s harbour walls. The remote peninsula and the claustrophobic nature of small-town life are perfectly painted.’ - Scotland on Sunday ‘If you like Rankin, MacBride and Oswald, you’ll love Meyrick’ - The Sunday Mail ‘Energetic, wry, and full of jolts' - Waterstones ‘The right amount of authenticity . . . gritty writing . . . most memorable’ - The Herald ‘All three books have a strong sense of place, of city cops trying to fit in to a small, tightly knit rural environment’ - Russell Leadbetter, Evening Times ‘Meyrick has the ability to give even the least important person in the plot character and the skill to tell a good tale’ - Scots Magazine ‘Following in the tradition of great Scottish crime writers, Denzil Meyrick has turned out a cracking, tenacious thriller of a read. If you favour the authentic and credible, you are in safe hands’ - Lovereading ‘DCI Daley is shaping up to be the West Coast’s answer to Edinburgh’s Rebus’-Scottish Home and Country ‘Well crafted and engrossing . . . Meyrick is well into his rhythm’ - Journal of the Law Society of Scotland 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.
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Well of the Winds

A DCI Daley Thriller

Author: Denzil Meyrick

Publisher: Birlinn Ltd

ISBN: 0857909231

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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As the Second World 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.
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The Relentless Tide

A DCI Daley Thriller (Book 6) - Time and tide waits for no man, or woman

Author: Denzil Meyrick

Publisher: Birlinn Ltd

ISBN: 1788850033

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 1376

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‘Absorbing . . . no run-of-the-mill tartan noir’-The Times ‘You’ll have a blast with these’ - Ian Rankin ‘A top talent, and one to be cherished' - Quintin Jardine ‘Spellbinding . . . one of the UK’s most loved crime writers’ - The Sunday Post ‘A compelling lead . . . satisfyingly twisted plot’ - Publishers Weekly ‘Touches of dark humour, multi-layered and compelling’ - Daily Record ‘Striking characters and shifting plots vibrate with energy’ - The Library Journal ‘Daley is a character complete with depths, currents and sudden changes of the Atlantic ocean that crashes against Kinloch’s harbour walls. The remote peninsula and the claustrophobic nature of small-town life are perfectly painted.’ - Scotland on Sunday ‘If you like Rankin, MacBride and Oswald, you’ll love Meyrick’ - The Sunday Mail ‘Energetic, wry, and full of jolts' - Waterstones ‘The right amount of authenticity . . . gritty writing . . . most memorable’ - The Herald ‘All three books have a strong sense of place, of city cops trying to fit in to a small, tightly knit rural environment’ - Russell Leadbetter, Evening Times ‘Meyrick has the ability to give even the least important person in the plot character and the skill to tell a good tale’ - Scots Magazine ‘Following in the tradition of great Scottish crime writers, Denzil Meyrick has turned out a cracking, tenacious thriller of a read. If you favour the authentic and credible, you are in safe hands’ - Lovereading ‘DCI Daley is shaping up to be the West Coast’s answer to Edinburgh’s Rebus’-Scottish Home and Country ‘Well crafted and engrossing . . . Meyrick is well into his rhythm’ - Journal of the Law Society of Scotland When Professor Francombe and her team of archaeologists find the remains of three women on a remote Kintyre hillside – a site rumoured tohave been the base of Viking warlord Somerled – their delight soon turns to horror when they realise the women tragically met their end little 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. A tale of death, betrayal, Viking treasure and revenge set in the thin places where past, present and future collide.
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One Last Dram Before Midnight

The Complete D.C.I. Daley Short Stories

Author: Denzil Meyrick

Publisher: Birlinn Ltd

ISBN: 0857909363

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 426

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Bringing together six short stories - two of which are previously unpublished - One Last Dram Before Midnight is the perfect Christmas gift for fans of Denzil Meyrick. These tales take us from DCI 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
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Two One Three

A Constable Jim Daley Short Story

Author: Denzil Meyrick

Publisher: Birlinn

ISBN: 0857908995

Category: Fiction

Page: 72

View: 9199

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‘Absorbing . . . no run-of-the-mill tartan noir’-The Times ‘You’ll have a blast with these’ - Ian Rankin ‘A top talent, and one to be cherished' - Quintin Jardine ‘Spellbinding . . . one of the UK’s most loved crime writers’ - The Sunday Post ‘A compelling lead . . . satisfyingly twisted plot’ - Publishers Weekly ‘Touches of dark humour, multi-layered and compelling’ - Daily Record ‘Striking characters and shifting plots vibrate with energy’ - The Library Journal ‘Daley is a character complete with depths, currents and sudden changes of the Atlantic ocean that crashes against Kinloch’s harbour walls. The remote peninsula and the claustrophobic nature of small-town life are perfectly painted.’ - Scotland on Sunday ‘If you like Rankin, MacBride and Oswald, you’ll love Meyrick’ - The Sunday Mail ‘Energetic, wry, and full of jolts' - Waterstones ‘The right amount of authenticity . . . gritty writing . . . most memorable’ - The Herald ‘All three books have a strong sense of place, of city cops trying to fit in to a small, tightly knit rural environment’ - Russell Leadbetter, Evening Times ‘Meyrick has the ability to give even the least important person in the plot character and the skill to tell a good tale’ - Scots Magazine ‘Following in the tradition of great Scottish crime writers, Denzil Meyrick has turned out a cracking, tenacious thriller of a read. If you favour the authentic and credible, you are in safe hands’ - Lovereading ‘DCI Daley is shaping up to be the West Coast’s answer to Edinburgh’s Rebus’-Scottish Home and Country ‘Well crafted and engrossing . . . Meyrick is well into his rhythm’ - Journal of the Law Society of Scotland Glasgow, 1986. Only a few months into his new job, Constable Jim Daley is walking the beat. When he is called to investigate a break-in, he finds a young woman lying dead in her squalid flat. But how and why did she die? In a race against time, Daley is seconded to the CID to help catch a serial killer, under the guidance of his new friend DC Brian Scott. But the police are not the only ones looking for the killer . . . Jim Daley tackles his first serious crime on the mean streets of Glasgow, in an investigation that will change his life for ever. This is a stunning eBook only prequel to Denzil Meyrick’s critically acclaimed, best-selling DCI Jim Daley series.
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