1964. A hoard of the finest Scotch whisky ever made – the legendary Dalziel Double Proof – goes missing.
2023. Albie, youngest son of the wealthy Dalziel family, vanishes. His desperate mother turns to Robbie Gould, a disgraced reporter with a reputation as a ‘psychic crimebuster’.
Broke and unemployed, Gould is in no position to turn down the job. He throws himself into a twisted chain of criminals, bent cops and Japanese gangsters, but when someone fires a shotgun through his door, he realises he doesn’t need supernatural powers to see how deadly the situation has become.
‘Relentless pace, katana-sharp humour and an endearingly irascible protagonist make Double Proof irresistibly entertaining’
– CHRIS BROOKMYRE
‘A rollicking thrill-ride of a novel, whip-smart and shot through with the darkest comedy . . . a fresh and exciting new voice in Scottish crime fiction’
– DOUG JOHNSTONE
Martin Stewart’s Young Adult work was published in the UK and US by Penguin Random House and nominated for several national awards. His Middle Grade series, Bridget Vanderpuff, launched in 2023 with Zephyr. Martin’s work has been published all over the world and translated into multiple languages. A native of Glasgow, he now lives in Troon with his wife, two children and a very big dog. Double Proof is his adult fiction debut.