A Breath on Dying Embers

A Breath on Dying Embers : A D.C.I. Daley Thriller

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LONGLISTED FOR THE MCILVANNEY PRIZE 2019



From the pen of the biggest selling crime writer published in Scotland...



When the luxury cruiser, hastily renamed Great Britain, berths in Kinloch harbour, the pressure is on DCI Jim Daley. The UK Government are taking a high-powered group of businessmen and women on a tour of the British isles, golfing and seeing the sights, as part of a push for global trade. But when one of the crew goes missing , and an elderly local ornithologist disappears, will the pressure become too great?



The arrival of a face from the past, sends Daley's world into a tailspin. And the lives of the passengers and crew of SS Great Britain, as well as the country's economic future are in jeopardy. DS Brian Scott comes to the fore, and replete with a temporary promotion, is once more - most reluctantly, in his case - back at sea.



Daley faces a life and death struggle, but is this his last throw of the dice?
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Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 130 x 195 x 28mm | 302g
  • Polygon An Imprint of Birlinn Limited
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1846974755
  • 9781846974755
  • 17,328

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'Jim Daley and Brian Scott are like a fine cask whisky. They improve each and every year. What a fabulous read, compelling to the very end. For me the best in the series so far. I found some laugh out loud moments and others reaching for the tissues. The ending was unexpected and I did not see it coming. Time to pre-order now' -- David Gilchrist, Founder of UK Crime Book Club 'Plotting that mystifies, captivating characters and spectacular locations: the essentials, and A Breath on Dying Embers overflows with all three. The Gold Dagger awaits' * Quentin Jardine * 'This is visceral reading - you feel it before you think it' * Sunday Post * 'There's darkness, and there's an awful lot of gut-roaring laughter and light too, making for an exceptional read. There are themes that will strike a chord with everyone who reads it. Meyrick's gift is to write visceral prose in a way that hits home and feels all too real and to combine it with superb, layered, plotting' * LiveandDeadly.net * 'Exemplary - humour and a high stakes threat' * Herald * 'Meyrick has a light touch other crime writers don't have. Highly readable and enjoyable' -- Chris MacCall * Scotland on Sunday *
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About Denzil Meyrick

Denzil Meyrick worked as a police officer, distillery manager, freelance journalist, and company director. He is originally from Campbeltown in Argyll, but now lives with his wife Fiona on Loch Lomondside.
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