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    LONGLISTED FOR THE MCILVANNEY PRIZE 2019 When reporter Rebecca Connolly is told of Roddie Drummond’s return to the island of Stoirm she senses a story. Fifteen years before he was charged with the murder of his lover, Mhairi. When he was found Not…

    Published: 07 Mar 2019
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    When the body of a man in eighteenth-century Highland dress is discovered on the site of the Battle of Culloden, journalist Rebecca Connolly takes up the story for the Chronicle. Meanwhile, a film being made about the ’45 Rebellion has enraged the…

    Published: 05 Mar 2020

Featured Author

Douglas Skelton

‘Thunder Bay is a dynamic read, full of the wild and loaded with secrets, it is a fabulously gripping story’Liz Robinson, LoveReading

‘language, credible characters, and unrelenting suspense—this crime novel has it all’ – Publishers Weekly, USA

Two powerful books set in the Highlands of Scotland from crime writer Douglas Skelton

The Lost Poets: Found

07 Feb ’20
There was a decidedly celebratory air at the National Library of Scotland yesterday afternoon as crowds gathered for a momentous occasion: the…
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Four Blokes Go Wild(ish) in Spain

04 Feb ’20
Prologue For the last few years Bloody Scotland has been forging a relationship with a noir festival, Xabia Negra, in the town of Javea on Spain’s…
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