A Breath on Dying Embers

by Denzil Meyrick

A Breath on Dying Embers

Seventh in a compelling series of crime novels, packed with authentic police procedure, plot twists and gritty humour


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An Amazon bestseller – No.1 eBook in Amazon Crime Charts


‘Plotting that mystifies, captivating characters and spectacular locations: the essentials, and A Breath on Dying Embers overflows with all three. The Gold Dagger awaits’ – Quintin Jardine

‘Meyrick has a light touch other crime writers don’t have. Highly readable and enjoyable’ – Chris MacCall, Scotland on Sunday

‘Exemplary – humour and a high stakes threat’ – Herald

‘This is visceral reading – you feel it before you think it’ – Sunday Post

‘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’ – David Gilchrist, Founder of UK Crime Book Club

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?

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.

ISBN: 9781846974755

Publication date: 10/05/2018

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Birlinn Ltd

Stock status: Published

Categories: Birlinn/Polygon , Crime Fiction