‘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
D.C.I. 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.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Tranquil, beautiful and perfectly undisturbed, Scotland’s Kinloch beach is not the kind of place you expect to find a body washed up on the shore. This grim discovery leads to a nail-biting investigation full of small-town secrets and gruesome murders. But the rising body count isn’t DCI Jim Daley’s only problem—he also has a turbulent marriage and Kinloch’s aggressive police chief to deal with. Glaswegian author Denzil Meyrick served as an officer with Strathclyde Police and uses his experience to bring grisly—but believable—detail to the first in his DCI Daley crime series.
Whisky From Small glasses.
Not a bad crime thriller , although a little too long in the descriptions of locations and people, meandering finally I to the plot, with a smattering of crime. Would probably make a good television series.
A wonderfully absorbing and well-described tale of skulduggery and obsessive indoctrination. Most enjoyable and difficult to put down! I really enjoyed this book!
Thoroughly enjoyed every minute of this gripping book