The Death of Remembrance: A DCI Daley Thriller (Paperback)Denzil Meyrick (author)
DCI Daley is faced with another fiendish case in this gripping instalment of Meyrick's hard-edged series, as the death of a fisherman and the arrival of a mysterious stranger combine to spell danger.
It's 1983, and a beat constable walks away from a bar where he knows a crime is about to be committed.
In the present, an old fisherman is found dead by the shoreline and a stranger with a mission moves into a shabby Kinloch flat.
Meanwhile, DCI Jim Daley is trying to help Brian Scott stay sober, and the good people of Kinloch are still mourning the death of one of their own.
As past and present collide, Daley finds himself face to face with old friends and foes. Memories can only last as long as those who keep them, and ghosts will not be silenced.
Publisher: Birlinn General
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 303 g
Dimensions: 195 x 130 x 25 mm
'The Death of Remembrance is a properly frightening tale in parts, then, but there's plenty of humour too, and it's also a fascinating study of how both policing and crime have changed'-- Kirsty McLuckie * The Scotsman *
'Meyrick's ability to keep the pages turning almost of their own accord marks the Death of Remembrance as top-drawer crime fiction'* The Herald *
'Daley is a character complete with depths, currents and sudden changes of the Atlantic ocean that crashes against Kinloch's harbour walls. The remote peninsula and the claustrophobic nature of small-town life are perfectly painted'* Scotland on Sunday *
'If you have never read one of Meyrick's mysteries now is the time - before the TV series based on them begins'* Times Crime Club *
'Gripping'* Sunday Post *
'Crime fiction doesn't get better than the DCI Daley series'* Waterstones Horsham *
'The Death of Remembrance is a taut tale full of death, intensity and some startling revelations. It is a novel that fixes your attention from the beginning and keeps you fastened to the page right until the gripping, breathtaking end. I can only hope there is another decade of Daley and Scott to follow'* Live and Deadly Reviews *
'Intense, emotional and with the author's unique blend of humour and experience, all wrapped up in a wonderful sense of place that springs so vividly to mind you can almost feel the fog wrap itself around you as it rolls across the shore'* JenMedBookReviews *
'a thoroughly compelling read that, to use an overworked phrase, keeps you turning the page right to the end. This is a book that deserves to be read by all lovers of Scottish crime fiction - or, indeed, of any crime fiction'* Undiscovered Scotland *
'Denzil Meyrick gives us his classic style of tartan noir, filled with all the gritty scenes, dark humour, and hard-edged characters you come to expect from his writing'* Scottish Field *
'An epic, gritty, realistic book... one of THE best crime fiction writers of all time'* Jude Fire 33 - The Book Blog *
'The Death of Remembrance has all the ingredients needed for a great crime thriller: a skilfully crafted plot, an authentic sense of place, moments of drama and compelling characters'* What Cathy Read Next *
'Each thread of the story develops with plot twists, culminating, as with the best detective stories, in an unexpected ending'-- Graham Drew * Dundee Courier, Scottish Book of the Week *
'Meyrick's storytelling skills are second to none, weaving together a narrative that spans time and location without dropping an inch of suspense along the way... The Death of Remembrance is a compelling novel from one of Scotland's favourite writers - expect high drama...and high praise'* LoveReading *
'LOVED, LOVED, LOVED THIS! I have to say I am completely addicted to this series (and anything else Denzil Meyrick writes), no sooner do I finish one, I count the days for the next, and I am never disappointed. I urge you to give them a go'-- Waterstones Horsham Bookseller
'Another triumphant novel in the DCI Jim Daley series, enthralling, spellbinding, gripping, hilarious, tense, witty, sharp and the epitome of Tartan Noir... Another superb 5 star read'* Goodreads *
'As one of Scotland's biggest-selling crime writers, Denzil Meyrick, from Campbeltown, knows his way around a good story'* The Courier *
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“10th DCI Jim Daley Series and its a corker!!”
Reading the DCI Daley series has been such a pleasure for me over the last couple of years when I came across them, and with every book I eagerly await it and try to let it sit without being read for a while, as I... More
I have to say I am completely addicted to this series (and anything else Denzil Meyrick writes) , no sooner do I finish one, I count the days for the next, and I am never disappointed.
I urge you to give them a go.
“A taut tale full of death, intensity and some startling revelations.”
This is a series that really does offer everything. A wonderful sense of place in the beautifully atmospheric Kinloch where there are terrific characters who leap off the page and plant themselves firmly in your heart... More
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