A Small Death in the Great Glen

A Novel

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Publisher Description

A gripping and atmospheric novel of suspense, set in the Scottish Highlands in the 1950s, featuring a small-town newspaper staff.

In the Highlands of 1950s Scotland, a boy is found dead in a canal lock. Two young girls tell such a fanciful story of his disappearance that no one believes them. The local newspaper staff—including Joanne Ross, the part-time typist embroiled in an abusive marriage, and her boss, a seasoned journalist determined to revamp the paper—set out to uncover and investigate the crime. Suspicion falls on several townspeople, all of whom profess their innocence. Alongside these characters are the people of the town and neighboring glens; a refugee Polish sailor; an Italian family whose café boasts the first known cappuccino machine in the north of Scotland; and a corrupt town clerk subverting the planning laws to line his own pocket.

Together, these very different Scots harbor deep and troubling secrets underneath their polished and respectable veneers—revelations that may prevent the crime from being solved and may keep the town firmly in the clutches of its shadowy past.

GENRE
Mysteries & Thrillers
RELEASED
2010
August 3
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
416
Pages
PUBLISHER
Atria Books
SELLER
SIMON AND SCHUSTER DIGITAL SALES INC
SIZE
3.4
MB

Customer Reviews

MabelH ,

Great book!

I would have been happy with this book even at full price! A great story, interesting characters, set in a small city in northern Scotland. Once you get used to the accents and slang words, the story is engrossing. All the sub plots work together and the ending has a surprising twist. You won't be disappointed!

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