The Last Witness

A DCI Daley Thriller (Book 2) - When your worst nightmare returns, survival is all

Author: Denzil Meyrick

Publisher: Birlinn

ISBN: 0857908006

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 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 . . .
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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 .
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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

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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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A Breath on Dying Embers

A DCI Daley Thriller (Book 7) - FREE SAMPLE!

Author: Denzil Meyrick

Publisher: Birlinn Ltd

ISBN: 1788852540

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Free eBook Sample ‘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 the luxury cruiser, hastily renamed Great Britain, berths in Kinloch harbour, the pressure is on DCI Jim Daley. The UK Government are taking a high-powered group of businessmen and women on a tour of the British isles, golfing and seeing the sights, as part of a push for global trade. But when one of the crew goes missing, and an elderly local ornithologist disappears, will the pressure become too great? The arrival of a face from the past, sends Daley’s world into a tailspin. And the lives of the passengers and crew of SS Great Britain, as well as the country’s economic future are in jeopardy. DS Brian Scott comes to the fore, and replete with a temporary promotion, is once more - most reluctantly, in his case - back at sea. Daley faces a life and death struggle, but is this his last throw of the dice?
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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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