The Last Witness: A DCI Daley Thriller (Book 2) - When your worst nightmare returns, survival is all

Birlinn
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‘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

James Machie was a man with a genius for violence, his criminal empire spreading beyond Glasgow into the UK and mainland Europe. Fortunately, James Machie is dead, assassinated in the back of a prison ambulance following his trial and conviction. But now, five years later, he is apparently back from the grave, set on avenging himself on those who brought him down. Top of his list is his previous associate, Frank MacDougall, who unbeknownst to D.C.I. Jim Daley, is living under protection on his lochside patch, the small Scottish town of Kinloch.

Daley knows that, having been the key to Machie’s conviction, his old friend and colleague D.S. Scott is almost as big a target. And nothing, not even death, has ever stood in James Machie’s way.

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About the author

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’s debut novel, Whisky from Small Glasses, was Waterstones Scottish Book of the Year in 2015, and in 2018 The Relentless Tide was one of the Scotsman’s Books of the Year. Denzil lives on Loch Lomond side with his wife Fiona.

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Publisher
Birlinn
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Published on
Jul 3, 2014
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Pages
280
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ISBN
9780857908001
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Crime
Fiction / General
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / General
Fiction / Thrillers / Crime
Fiction / Thrillers / Espionage
Fiction / Thrillers / General
Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
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