Douglas Skelton at Bloody Scotland Festival
When you’re in the open spaces of the Scottish wilderness, no one can hear you scream. And when you’re marooned on a small Scottish island there’s nowhere to run.
Remote highland settings are the killing fields for three superb novels out in 2019. In Lucy Foley’s acclaimed The Hunting Party, old friends gather but murder also pays a visit. Secrets, lies, past sins and new deaths are at the heart of two gripping island-set mysteries – Douglas Skelton’s Thunder Bay is on the fictional island of Stoirm, and CL Taylor’s Sleep on the isle of Rum.