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by Doug Johnstone

Smokeheads Synopsis

Shortlisted for CrimeFest's Last Laugh Award Four friends, one weekend, gallons of whisky. What could go wrong? Driven by amateur whisky-nut Adam, four late-thirties ex-university mates are heading to Islay - the remote Scottish island world famous for its single malts - with a wallet full of cash, a stash of coke and a serious thirst. Over a weekend soaked in the finest cask strength spirit, they meet young divorcee Molly, who Adam has a soft spot for, her little sister Ash who has all sorts of problems and Molly's ex-husband Joe, a control freak who also happens to be the local police. As events spiral out of control, they are all thrown into a nightmare that gets worse at every turn.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780571260638
Publication date: 4th August 2011
Author: Doug Johnstone
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 304 pages
Categories: Crime & mystery,

About Doug Johnstone

Doug Johnstone is a freelance journalist and the author of two previous novels, Tombstoning and The Ossians, described by Irvine Welsh as 'a drug-fuelled, counter-clockwise state-of-the-nation rock 'n' roll tour' and by Ian Rankin as 'a powerful and moving commentary on the country and its defining myths'.

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