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The Blood is Still: A Rebecca Connolly Thriller (Paperback)
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The Blood is Still: A Rebecca Connolly Thriller (Paperback)

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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 right-wing group Spirit of the Gael which is connected to a shadowy group called Black Dawn linked to death threats and fake anthrax deliveries to Downing Street and Holyrood. When a second body - this time in the Redcoat uniform of the government army - is found in Inverness, Rebecca finds herself drawn ever deeper into the mystery. Are the murders connected to politics, a local gang war or something else entirely?

Publisher: Birlinn General
ISBN: 9781846975301
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 249 g
Dimensions: 195 x 130 x 20 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'Skelton's years as the editor of a local newspaper make for an intrinsic, pitch-black depiction of the competition between the police, the press, and the powers-that-be in the scramble to construct and control narratives... Two interlinked murders...right-wing political groups add further intricacies to the storyline... As the plot winds to its suspenseful conclusion, it becomes clear that Rebecca's own life is increasing at stake. ... [Skelton's] first-hand experience of real-life crime enriches his writing, as the book's complexities gradually increase and the finer details of the murders become ever more important'

* Dundee Courier, Scottish Book of the Week *

'I was only a few pages into this new novel before I decided on the phrase I would use to describe it. It's a corking read'

-- Kirsty McLuckie * Scotland on Sunday *

'If you don't know Skelton, now's the time'

-- Ian Rankin

'The Blood is Still is a compelling read with characters you care about and a layered, intelligent plot that captures both the heart and the mind. Absolutely unmissable'

* LiveandDeadly.net *

'A captivating, intricate and thoroughly satisfying thriller'

* LoveReading *

'[I]t shows how versatile a writer Skelton is and that he is just going from strength to strength. It's a triumph. I absolutely loved it and everyone should read it!'

* SimplySuzeReviews *
An Evening with Douglas Skelton and Denzil Meyrick**CANCELLED**

An Evening with Douglas Skelton and Denzil Meyrick**CANCELLED**

Primavera Bistro, The Avenue Shopping Centre, Newton Mearns, G77 6EY
Wednesday 8th April 19:00 - 20:00

Join us on Wednesday the 8th of April from 7pm-8pm in the Primavera Bistro when we are hosting an evening with Douglas Skelton chaired by Denzil Meyrick. We're excited to have Douglas come along to visit us again and this time discuss his latest thriller 'The Blood Is Still'. Please don't hesitate to contact the shop on 0141 616 3933 to book your place at this free event as our previous events with Douglas & Denzil have filled up fast in the past.

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An Evening with Douglas Skelton

An Evening with Douglas Skelton

Glasgow - Argyle Street
Thursday 23rd April 19:00 - 20:30

Douglas Skelton, local favourite, joins us to discuss The Blood Is Still, the second Rebecca Connolly mystery and follow up to critically acclaimed Thunder Bay! Rebecca's second mystery sees an assignment taking in murder, politics, history, conspiracy, terrorism, and more, with dead bodies dropping and threats abounding... Douglas will be joined in conversation by Denzil Meyrick to talk about writing politics into his crime fiction, history and the present, how his work investigating and writing about true crime plays into what he invents, and more in a brilliant evening not to be missed!

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“Loved Thunder Bay? Then you now need to read this!”

Thank you to the publishers for this early review copy.
I had the pleasure of reading Thunder Bay (the first in this series) and meeting Douglas Skelton last year in Waterstones Durham, so I have been waiting to get... More

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