Memories from a dark past return to haunt DCI Jim Daley and the Kinloch residents in this intricate crime thriller that crackles with wit and intrigue.
It’s been a rollercoaster of a decade for DCI Jim Daley. Fresh from the mean streets of Glasgow, he arrived in the fishing community of Kinloch on Scotland’s west coast to investigate the washed-up body of a young woman 10 years ago. Thankfully for fans of Denzil Meyrick’s bestselling detective, the drama and body count in this small corner of the world isn’t showing any sign of slowing! Violence, prejudice, deceit and corruption bubble under the surface of this latest outing for Daley and less-than-sober sidekick, Brian Scott. Life in gangland Glasgow may seem a lifetime ago for the unorthodox duo, but the discovery of a fisherman’s body on the shoreline and the reappearance of a notorious criminal force them both to relive events from their murky past. Meyrick’s storytelling skills are second to none, weaving together a narrative that spans time and location without dropping an inch of suspense along the way. And what a compelling cast of characters that come out to play in this special anniversary novel! From mystic old Hamish to the most brutal of Glasgow criminals, Meyrick treats each with just the right touch to ensure authenticity. His use of Scots dialogue is gritty and hilarious in equal measure, with Brian Scott’s turn of phrase the real star of the show. The Death of Remembrance is a compelling novel from one of Scotland’s favourite writers – expect high drama…and high praise.
It's 1983, and a beat constable walks away from a bar where he knows a crime is about to be committed.
In the present, an old fisherman is found dead by the shoreline and a stranger with a mission moves into a shabby Kinloch flat.
Meanwhile, D.C.I. Jim Daley is trying to help Brian Scott stay sober, and the good people of Kinloch are still mourning the death of one of their own.
As past and present collide, Daley finds himself face to face with old friends and foes. Memories can only last as long as those who keep them, and ghosts will not be silenced.
|Publication date:||2nd June 2022|
|Publisher:||Birlinn Ltd an imprint of Birlinn General|
|Primary Genre||Crime and Mystery|
Closing date: 31/07/2022
Denzil Meyrick was born in Glasgow and brought up in Campbeltown. After studying politics, he pursued a varied career including time spent as a police officer, freelance journalist and director of several companies in the leisure, engineering and marketing sectors. Denzil lives on Loch Lomond side with his wife, Fiona. Author Photo Credit: Kirsty Anderson The bestselling DCI Daley thriller series includes: Whisky from Small Glasses (Waterstones Scottish Book of the Year, 2015), The Last Witness, Dark Suits and Sad Songs, The Rat Stone Serenade, Well of the Winds, The Relentless Tide, A Breath on Dying Embers (longlisted for the McIlvanney ...More About Denzil Meyrick