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Whisky from Small Glasses A D.C.I. Daley Thriller by Denzil Meyrick
  

Whisky from Small Glasses A D.C.I. Daley Thriller

Part of the The D.C.I. Daley Series Series
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An authentically atmospheric and gutsy crime novel where the lurking tension and suspense gangs up to menace and harass your senses. There are definitely not any mundane murders on offer here, instead there is a chilling case that offers Daley a turbulent hunt for the killer. Along side Daley is his loyal sidekick, a close knit gossipy community, a prophesying local and a handful of overstretched investigating officers. Occasionally secondary characters are allowed to voice their thoughts which offers an interesting insight into Daley and may slightly alter the direction your thoughts are taking. The author not only knows his stuff but has the ability to paint a picture of the town and seascape, bringing the surroundings evocatively to life. Extorting grimaces and flinches, provoking scoffs and chuckles, this is an entirely captivating debut novel by a former officer. ~ Liz Robinson

A 'Piece of Passion' from the publisher...

‘From the first chapter, I was gripped. Written by ex-policeman Denzil Meyrick, this is an authentic and well-researched crime thriller based in small-town Scotland. Dark and unpredictable, the mood is lightened by the distinctive humour of Daley’s partner, DS Scott, and the eccentric habits of the town’s inhabitants. The fast-moving plot is full of twists and surprises, as Denzil deftly begins to draw the different strands together into a surprising and dramatic conclusion.’ Julie Fergusson, editor at Polygon

Reader Reviews

In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. Read their full reviews here.

  • Lynne Morgan - 'About intrigue, murder and suspense, this book is an excellent read and very difficult to put down.'
  • Phylippa Smithson - 'It was like putting on a perfect fitting glove, reading yet another page turner from Meyrick and totally perfect for a holiday read.'
  • Ray Orgill - 'A veritable gripping book with an element to suit everyone.'
  • Lorraine Blencoe - 'The dialects are, for the most part, brilliantly handled. There are some colourful characters and the setting works well, full of small-town intrigue.'
  • Janet Gilliard - 'Fans of Stuart MacBride may enjoy this. I struggled with the dialect in places and struggled to finish the book.'
  • Jan Kirkcaldy - 'Strong characters, unusual but perfectly feasible events in the small Scottish town of Kinloch make it a real page turner from start to finish.'
  • Tania - 'A dark thriller full of intrigue, suspense and twists and turns...a real page turner and was very difficult to put down. I cannot wait to read the next book.'
  • Jocelyn Garvey - 'A re-issue of the first DCI Daley detective thriller. A must for all those who love a good plot. Dark, gritty but also told with humour.'
  • Jane Brown - 'The plot has so many twists and turns the reader needs to read on to the very end...This is a great gritty crime novel and deserves to be up there with the best.'
  • Kerry Bridges - 'an easy read requiring not much thought but very enjoyable for that – I will definitely look out for number three in the series.'
  • Pauline Braisher - 'I really enjoyed this book. It is a gripping, albeit sometimes gory, tale which keeps the reader guessing to the very end.'
  • Alison Bisping - 'This had me gripped from the start - a great crime novel...It's full of twists and turns - you think you know where the plot is heading - but you probably don't.'
  • Maz Tucker - 'Great First Novel, this is a really good thriller with lots of twists and turns. The author builds the main characters slowly and lets you really get to know them.'

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Synopsis

Whisky from Small Glasses A D.C.I. Daley Thriller by Denzil Meyrick

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.

D.C.I. Daley series:
1. Whisky from Small Glasses
2. The Last Witness
3. Dark Suits and Sad Songs
4. The Rat Stone Serenade

Reviews

'Touches of dark humour, multi-layered and compelling'- Daily Record

'The right amount of authenticity ... gritty writing ... most memorable'- Herald

'Has the ability to give even the least important person in the plot character and the skill to tell a good tale'- Scots Magazine

About the Author

Denzil Meyrick

After studying politics, Denzil Meyrick worked as a police officer, distillery manager, freelance journalist, and company director. He is originally from Campbeltown in Argyll, but now lives with his wife Fiona on Loch Lomondside.

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Publication date

29th January 2015

Author

Denzil Meyrick

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Publisher

Polygon An Imprint of Birlinn Limited an imprint of Birlinn General

Format

Paperback
320 pages

Categories

Crime / Mystery
Thriller / Suspense
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ISBN

9781846973215

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