Voted Culture NL’s Book of the Year for 2020
Teenager Alison Doig disappeared from Kinloch over thirty years ago under mysterious circumstances. Her reclusive family still live in a remote part of the Kintyre peninsula, amidst rumours of wrecking, smuggling and barbaric cruelty.
Now rich American hotelier Alice Wenger has arrived in town, determined to punish those who made her suffer in the past. But someone has vowed to keep hidden sins concealed for ever.
Daley’s team must race against time to expose long-held secrets and shameful lies before there are any more victims.
'Dark, gutsy, and smirky Tartan Noir... wonderful storytelling, Jeremiah's Bell continues the series in fine style' * LoveReading.co.uk * 'What a cracking series! As a crime writer, the highest complement I can give is to say I've yet to work out an ending ...' -- Lin Anderson 'Crime, humour, intrigue and atmosphere, and that was just the first page!' -- Gordon Brown 'Slipping back into Meyrick's world is a criminal joy ... HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!' -- Michael J Malone 'A corker! More twists and turns than a Kintyre road' -- Douglas Skelton 'As an ex detective, ex procurator fiscal depute and now an advocate, I was reluctant to buy another Scottish crime series. I was tired of the plastic and sanitised fictional detectives portrayed in crime novels set in Scotland, where clearly the author had no idea of the workings of the Scottish police or legal system. I should have had no such fears with regards to Mr Meyrick's DCI Daley novels. I have now read all the books in the series and love the characters. I feel I have even worked with some of them. I am always sad when I come to the end of his books. It's like being separated from friends. I am looking forward to meeting up with them again in his next novel Jeremiah's Bell' -- Joe Cahill, Advocate 'The new novel is a rich broth... a fine example of tartan noir, superior to most of the genre... moments of chilling horror... with a fine twist in the tail' -- Allan Massie * Scotsman * 'Meyrick proves once again that rural policing can be every bit as captivating, and gritty, as its urban equivalent' * Herald * 'With Meyrick it's visceral and this one is no exception from its chillingly atmospheric prologue to the epilogue's final, deadpan line. Will chime with crime connoisseurs' * Sunday Post *
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