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A Rattle of Bones: A Rebecca Connolly Thriller - The Rebecca Connolly Thrillers (Paperback)
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A Rattle of Bones: A Rebecca Connolly Thriller - The Rebecca Connolly Thrillers (Paperback)

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Published: 05/08/2021
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Drenched in mystery, Highland history and dark humour, the compelling third instalment in Skelton’s Rebecca Connolly series sees the investigative reporter cross paths with fearsome Inverness crime matriarch Mo Burk.

In 1752, Seamus a'Ghlynne, James of the Glen, was executed for the murder of government man Colin Campbell. He was almost certainly innocent.

When banners are placed at his gravesite claiming that his namesake, James Stewart, is innocent of murder, reporter Rebecca Connolly smells a story. The young Stewart has been in prison for ten years for the brutal murder of his lover, lawyer and politician Murdo Maxwell, in his Appin home. Rebecca soon discovers that Maxwell believed he was being followed prior to his murder and his phones were tapped.

Why is a Glasgow crime boss so interested in the case? As Rebecca keeps digging, she finds herself in the sights of Inverness crime matriarch Mo Burke, who wants payback for the damage caused to her family in a previous case.

Set against the stunning backdrop of the Scottish Highlands, A Rattle of Bones is a tale of injustice and mystery, and the echo of the past in the present.

Publisher: Birlinn General
ISBN: 9781846975639
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 240 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 1 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'[a] compelling thriller, laced with dark humour' - Sunday Post

'Skelton's talent is casting his descriptive eyes on the familiar and rendering truthful characters with a believable backstory' - The Scotsman

'full of mystery, history, and quirky characters' - Jane Hamilton, Daily Record, Books of the Year 2021

'This is an intriguing Highland mystery peopled with quirky characters and peppered with wit' - Times Crime Club, Pick of the Week

'Beautifully drawn characters, finely crafted plot, with moments of genuine fear and dread. One of my favourite reads of the year so far' - Caro Ramsay

'Another beautifully written and compelling tale... Engrossing stuff' - Denzil Meyrick

'A rattling good read' - Craig Russell

'A tour-de-force' - Neil Broadfoot

'A Rattle of Bones has it all, mystery, death, investigation, relationships, organised crime, laughter, tears, jaw dropping and breath holding moments yet never makes the reading experience too busy. Don't miss it!' - Chapter of My Life

'Douglas Skelton plays his hand beautifully. ...This is Tartan Noir at its best' - Undiscovered Scotland

'Making good use of its atmospheric Highland locations, A Rattle of Bones continues Skelton's winning streak' - Alastair Mabbott, Glasgow Herald

'There are lots of reasons to love this series but one of the key ones is a brilliant evocation of the Scottish Highland landscape that permeates this book. It's a land that is majestic but can be barren and bleak; a land steeped in history that Skelton conjures up before our eyes; a land drenched in the blood of our forefathers and a land where stories whisper to you down the centuries' - Live and Deadly Reviews

'The book is made all the more atmospheric by Skelton's vivid portrayal of the Scottish Highlands' landscape' - Megan Williams, Scottish Field

'Fabulously set, brilliantly written and perfectly atmospheric' - The Reading Closet

'Once again Douglas Skelton has created a cracking good read' - Crimefictionlover.com

'Douglas Skelton always delivers a tight, gripping thriller. Skelton will perfectly balance tension, humour and the human engagement needed from characters to make them authentic and believable. He constantly delivers... If every book was as enjoyable as this i'd be a happy reader' - Grabthisbook.net

'A deliciously atmospheric, tense and thrilling read. Goes straight into the must read category with the first two books in the series' - A Vine Voice

'a thrilling murder mystery... packed with twists and turns' - Scottish Books International

'A well-written detective thriller... Douglas Skelton's characterisation is excellent' - Graham Drew, Press and Journal, Book of the Week

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“Great Series!”

Firstly, just to say great book cover design! I'd have loved to read it in that setting.
This is a brilliant series, you don't have to read them in order but obviously as always you do get a little more from... More

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“A Real Page Turner.”

Another great book in this series with lots of twists and turns and a satisfying story.

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“A deliciously atmospheric, tense and thrilling read.”

This is the third Rebecca Connelly book, though they can be read in any order, it’s worth starting at the beginning with Thunder Bay because the character development is brilliantly thought through in this series.... More

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