Whisky from Small Glasses

A DCI Daley Thriller (Book 1) - Large measures, dark hearts

Author: Denzil Meyrick

Publisher: Birlinn

ISBN: 0857908421

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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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 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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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 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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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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Two One Three

A Constable Jim Daley Short Story

Author: Denzil Meyrick

Publisher: Birlinn

ISBN: 0857908995

Category: Fiction

Page: 72

View: 6508

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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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The Rat Stone Serenade

A DCI Daley Thriller (Book 4) - Grisly secrets and a deadly curse

Author: Denzil Meyrick

Publisher: Birlinn

ISBN: 0857908952

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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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 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?
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Empty Nets and Promises

A Kinloch Novella

Author: Denzil Meyrick

Publisher: Birlinn

ISBN: 085790907X

Category: Fiction

Page: 99

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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 It’s July 1968, and redoubtable fishing-boat skipper Sandy Hoynes has his daughter’s wedding to pay for – but where are all the fish? He and the crew of the Girl Maggie come to the conclusion that a new-fangled supersonic jet which is being tested in the skies over Kinloch is scaring off the herring. First mate Hamish, who we first met in the D.C.I. Daley novels, comes up with a cunning plan to bring the laws of nature back into balance. But as the wily crew go about their work, little do they know that they face the forces of law and order in the shape of a vindictive Fishery Officer, an Exciseman who suspects Hoynes of smuggling illicit whisky, and the local police sergeant who is about to become Hoynes’ new son-in-law. Meyrick takes us back to the halcyon days of light-hearted Scottish fiction, following in the footsteps of Compton Mackenzie and Neil Munro, with hilarious encounters involving ghostly pipers, the US Navy and even some Russian trawlermen.
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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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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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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: 2003

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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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Single End

A DC Daley Short Story

Author: Denzil Meyrick

Publisher: Birlinn Ltd

ISBN: 085790339X

Category: Fiction

Page: 53

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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 It’s 1989, and Jim Daley is now a fully-fledged detective constable, working in the heart of Glasgow. When ruthless gangster James Machie’s accountant, known as the Magician, is found stabbed to death in a multi-storey car park it’s clear all is not well within Machie’s organisation. Meanwhile Daley’s friend and colleague DC Brian Scott has been having some problems of his own. To save his job, Scott is persuaded to revisit his past in an attempt to uncover the identity of a corrupt police officer. But there’s a problem. To do so, he must confront Machie and his cohorts. Brian Scott is soon embroiled in a deadly game of cat and mouse with his childhood friends. As Daley seeks out his old mentor, Ian Burns, to help save his friend and find out who is telling the truth, it becomes a desperate race against time.
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