Small Death in the Great Glen

Small Death in the Great Glen

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A gripping and atmospheric novel of suspense, set in the Scottish Highlands in the 1950s, featuring a small-town newspaper staff.In the Highlands of 1950s Scotland, a boy is found dead in a canal lock. Two young girls tell such a fanciful story of his disappearance that no one believes them. The local newspaper staff--including Joanne Ross, the part-time typist embroiled in an abusive marriage, and her boss, a seasoned journalist determined to revamp the paper--set out to uncover and investigate the crime. Suspicion falls on several townspeople, all of whom profess their innocence. Alongside these characters are the people of the town and neighboring glens; a refugee Polish sailor; an Italian family whose café boasts the first known cappuccino machine in the north of Scotland; and a corrupt town clerk subverting the planning laws to line his own pocket. Together, these very different Scots harbor deep and troubling secrets underneath their polished and respectable veneers--revelations that may prevent the crime from being solved and may keep the town firmly in the clutches of its shadowy past.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 132.08 x 207.77 x 27.18mm | 349.27g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1439154937
  • 9781439154939
  • 515,440

Review quote

"A.D. Scott's beautifully written debut novel brims with intimate knowledge of the Scottish Highlands and of the dark secrets that lie behind the walls of a quaint rural village. Vividly realized with memorable characters and a stunning setting, A Small Death in the Great Glen is a novel to savor." - Malla Nunn, author of A Beautiful Place to Die
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1,248 ratings
3.54 out of 5 stars
5 15% (181)
4 41% (510)
3 33% (407)
2 8% (105)
1 4% (45)
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