Even before they arrive the boy's guardian is brutally murdered, and one thing becomes clear to the two detectives: Someone is willing to kill to protect the secrets of Loch Maree. _______________ Praise for the Frey & McGray series: 'This ...
Author: Oscar de Muriel
Publisher: Penguin UK
'A hugely entertaining Victorian mystery' New York Times 'I enjoyed this - properly creepy and Gothic' Ian Rankin _______________ A CASE FOR FREY & McGRAY The Scottish Highlands, 1889. When a young heir receives a sinister death threat, Inspectors Frey and 'Nine-Nails' McGray answer a desperate plea to offer him protection. The detectives travel north to the remote and misty Loch Maree, site of an ancient burial ground. They must stay with the mysterious Koloman family - any one of whom might be a suspect. But Frey and McGray have little time to get their bearings. Even before they arrive the boy's guardian is brutally murdered, and one thing becomes clear to the two detectives: Someone is willing to kill to protect the secrets of Loch Maree. _______________ Praise for the Frey & McGray series: 'This is wonderful. A brilliant, moving, clever, lyrical book - I loved it. Oscar de Muriel is going to be a name to watch' Manda Scott 'Fun to read and a fast page-turner. Love and murder - they go together like strawberries and cream' Independent 'A brilliant mix of horror, history, and humour. Genuinely riveting with plenty of twists, this will keep you turning the pages. It's clever, occasionally frightening and superbly written ... Everything you need in a mystery thriller' Crime Review 'Fast-paced, well-researched and thoroughly spellbinding. The mismatched pair is as entertaining as Holmes and Watson at their best' Historical Novel Society
'So he was dead before being dumped in the loch?' 'I'd say so. But I'll know for
sure once I carry out the PM.' 'You see anything that might suggest cause of
death?' She ignored him as she pressed down on the tongue and thrust her
fingers as ...
Author: T.F. Muir
Publisher: Hachette UK
St. Andrews, Scotland: When a man's preserved body is discovered in a whisky ageing cask in the local Gleneden Distillery, DCI Andy Gilchrist and his partner, DS Jessie Janes, are assigned to the investigation. But when the dead man is identified as Hector Dunmore, the once heir-apparent of Gleneden Distillery, their investigation takes a dramatic turn, for Dunmore was reported missing 25 years earlier when his Land Rover was found abandoned on the outskirts of Mallaig, almost two hundred miles away on the Scottish west coast. Why hide a body in a 25-year ageing cask? And who would want Dunmore dead? Suspicion falls on Duncan Milne, the distillery manager at the time, but when Gilchrist learns that Milne died under suspicious circumstances the year Dunmore disappeared, he suspects they are looking at a double murderer. Gilchrist's efforts to resolve the murders forces him to dig deep into the Dunmore family's past, only to come up against a frightening killer who will stop at nothing to keep the darkest of family secrets from ever coming to light. PRAISE FOR T.F. MUIR: 'Rebus did it for Edinburgh. Laidlaw did it for Glasgow. Gilchrist might just be the bloke to put St Andrews on the crime fiction map.' Daily Record 'A truly gripping read, with all the makings of a classic series.' Mick Herron 'Gripping and grisly, with plenty of twists and turns that race along with black humour.' Craig Robertson 'DCI Gilchrist gets under your skin. Though, determined, and a bit vulnerable, this character will stay with you long after the last page.' Anna Smith 'Gripping!' Peterborough Telegraph
Janet wilfully killed herself and was buried next to the loch. Her daughter,
innocent of the deed, was laid to rest in the churchyard.167 Water margins were
felt to be appropriate to some suicides. Edinburgh Kirk Treasurer's accounts for
Author: Robert Allan Houston
Publisher: Oxford University Press
This strikingly original work shows how, from treatment of suicides in historic Britain, unique insights can be gained into the development of both social and political relationships and cultural attitudes in a period of profound change. Drawing ideas from a range of disciplines including law, philosophy, the social sciences, and literary studies as well as history, the book comprehensively analyses how successful and attempted suicide was viewed by the living andhow they dealt with its aftermath, using a wide variety of legal, fiscal, and literary sources. By investigating the distinctive institutional environments and mental worlds of early modern England and Scotland, it explains why suicide was treated as a crime subject to financial and corporalpunishments, and it questions modern assumptions about the apparent 'enlightenment' of attitudes in the eighteenth century.
All that summer we lived on a boat, a Loch Fyne skiff, berthed at Renfrew.
Elaine's dad was a scallop diver but he'd cracked three ribs toppling from a bar
stool on Paddy's Day so the boat was idle. We gave up our uni flat and moved in.
Author: Liam McIlvanney
Publisher: Faber & Faber
After three years in the wilderness, hardboiled reporter Gerry Conway is back at his desk at the Glasgow Tribune. But three years is a long time on newspapers and things have changed - readers are dwindling, budgets are tightening, and the Trib's once rigorous standards are slipping. Once the paper's star reporter, Conway now plays second fiddle to his former protg, crime reporter Martin Moir. But when Moir goes AWOL as a big story breaks, Conway is dispatched to cover a gangland shooting. And when Moir's body turns up in a flooded quarry, Conway is drawn deeper into the city's criminal underworld as he looks for the truth about his colleague's death. Braving the hostility of gangsters, ambitious politicians and his own newspaper bosses, Conway discovers he still has what it takes to break a big story. But this is a story not everyone wants to hear as the city prepares to host the Commonwealth Games and the country gears up for a make-or-break referendum on independence. In this, the second book in the Conway Trilogy, McIlvanney explores the murky interface of crime and politics in the New Scotland.
almost two years later, on 27 february 1946, a document entitled “report of
explosion at West loch, Pearl harbor, T.h., ... morison recalculated the casualty
figures to show the number of dead and missing as 163, and the number of
injured at ...
Author: Gene Eric Salecker
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
The Second Pearl Harbor is the first book to tell the full story of what happened on that fateful day. Military historian Gene Salecker recounts the events and conditions leading up to the explosion, then re-creates the drama directly after: men swimming through flaming oil, small craft desperately trying to rescue the injured, and subsequent explosions throwing flaming debris everywhere.
The Landscape Ledmore ( SUT 40 ) Moving upstream from Loch Borralan , the
Ledmore River turns to the west and is joined by the Ledbeg River from the north
. Their confluence forms a wide basin with a steep hillside to the east , and gently
Author: Tim Phillips
Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Limited
Category: Social Science
Phillips' dissertation locates the Neolithic cairns and chambers of the three most northern counties of mainland Scotland (Ross, Sutherland and Caithness) in order to investigate the place and role of these monuments within such a forbidding landscape and to examine what they reveal about the Neolithic view of the world. An extensive gazetteer of sites, supported throughout by plans and maps, follows a discussion of the type, chronology, location and grouping of monuments.
He wants Loch and me dead! Ovcharenko planned for Loch to kill me, then to
murder Loch —and that's whatwould have happened if Mr. Green hadn't
interfered— and hedied,Dylan! Doctor Ambrosius won't waste a second thinking
Author: Mercedes Lackey
Publisher: Tor Teen
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Sacrifices, the third book in the Shadow Grail series by the New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors Mercedes Lackey and Rosemary Edghill The students of Oakhurst Academy believe they have triumphed over the Shadow Knights. But Spirit, Burke, Muirin, Loch, and Addie know better. Under the guise of a company called Breakthrough Adventure Systems, the Shadow Knights have actually taken over the campus. The new regime is brutal, designed to turn the students into soldiers wielding both weapons and magic. Anyone who protests disappears. Desperate, the group decides that Muirin should go undercover to spy on Breakthrough. But Muirin's act is a little too good, and Spirit begins to fear that her friend's loyalties might have truly changed. Surrounded by enemies and friends who suddenly seem like strangers, Spirit has decide who can--and cannot--be trusted. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Loch Cauldsheils, Loch Hourn, Loch Basibol,14 Loch na Mna (on the island of
Raasay),15 Loch Garbet Beag, Loch Garten ... 21 Similar hoaxes have occurred
in more recent times: a dead elephant seal was dumped in Loch Ness in 1972
Author: Daniel Loxton
Publisher: Columbia University Press
“A sharp analysis of the quest for unreal critters―cryptids, as they are called―and the people who pursue them . . . entertaining and thoroughly documented.” —The Wall Street Journal Throughout our history, humans have been captivated by mythic beasts and legendary creatures. Tales of Bigfoot, the Yeti, and the Loch Ness monster are part of our collective experience. Now comes a book from two dedicated investigators that explores and elucidates the fascinating world of cryptozoology. Daniel Loxton and Donald R. Prothero have written an entertaining, educational, and definitive text on cryptids, presenting the arguments both for and against their existence and systematically challenging the pseudoscience that perpetuates their myths. After examining the nature of science and pseudoscience and their relation to cryptozoology, Loxton and Prothero take on Bigfoot; the Yeti, or Abominable Snowman, and its cross-cultural incarnations; the Loch Ness monster and its highly publicized sightings; the evolution of the Great Sea Serpent; and Mokele Mbembe, or the Congo dinosaur. They conclude with an analysis of the psychology behind the persistent belief in paranormal phenomena, identifying the major players in cryptozoology, discussing the character of its subculture, and considering the challenge it poses to clear and critical thinking in our increasingly complex world. “As valuable for its analysis of the hunted as it is for the light it shines on the still-hopeful hunters.” —Publishers Weekly “Highly recommended for readers looking for scientific but accessible evaluations of the existence of five notable cryptids that have captured our imaginations.” —Library Journal (starred review)
9 Dets26 . , } Remarks on Loch - UR Moss , in the ' testimony of tradition and
general County of DUMFRIES . opinion ... to the distance evidently a literal
translation of the of about half a mile , for the dead le . original Gaelic name Loch
- Du .
The best of Loch - Lomond lie dead on her side .-- St . XX . p . 70 . The Lennox ,
as the district is called which encircles the lower extremity of Loch - Lomond , was
peculiarly exposed to the incursions of the mountaineers , who inhabited the ...
Note E . The best of Loch Lomond lie dead on her side . - P . 90 . The Lennox , as
the district is called , which encircles the lower extremity of Loch Lomond , was
peculiarly exposed to the incursions of the mountaineers , who inhabited the ...
This noted harbinger of doom is the cranially challenged Hugh of Little Head – so
little, in fact, that he's missing it altogether. This napperless horseman is said to
make his appearance whenever any of the MacLeans of Loch Buie on Mull are ...
Author: Jim Hewitson
Publisher: Black & White Publishing
Category: Social Science
In Dead Weird, Jim Hewitson is let loose on the ultimate taboo and finds that death can be fun for all the family, a good day out or the perfect excuse for a booze up or a fight. Executions, grizzly murders, raising the dead, battlefield carnage, clean-in-between-the-sheets death, traditions, proverbs, omens, anthems and premature burials - they're all here to give us a new perspective on life's greatest certainty: DEATH!
Reflexively, her thumb stroked the enamelled BMW badge at the centre of the
wheel. The blue matched her woollen Chanel suit, her earrings and watch.
Lovelytobe surrounded by lovely things. The Loch LomondRoad wasquiet this
Author: Denise Mina
Publisher: Hachette UK
A gripping crime thriller from the two-time winner of the THEAKSTONS OLD PECULIER CRIME NOVEL OF THE YEAR AWARD. It seemed like just another domestic: a woman bleeding from a head injury behind a smart front door in one of Glasgow's nicer suburbs. She insists she doesn't need help, and the well-dressed man with her assures journalist Paddy Meehan that everything is fine. But Paddy is not convinced. Especially when she is given a £50 note to keep the story out the papers. The next morning, the woman is dead. Paddy has the story of a lifetime - but will lose everything if word gets out about the bribe. And it seems the police have their own reasons for twisting the evidence. As Paddy pursues the dark and brutal truth, it could make her career - or end her life...
“You'll have to tell me sometime.” Big Foot? The Loch Ness Monster? I'd always
believed in the Loch Ness monster. “Well, I guess I better be getting back home,”
Sam said. He looked at me hopefully. He was still naked. “Yes, I think you better.
Author: Charlaine Harris
Sink your teeth into the first novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling Sookie Stackhouse series—the books that gave life to the Dead and inspired the HBO® original series True Blood. Sookie Stackhouse is just a small-time cocktail waitress in small-town Bon Temps, Louisiana. She's quiet, doesn't get out much, and tends to mind her own business—except when it comes to her “disability.” Sookie can read minds. And that doesn’t make her too dateable. Then along comes Bill Compton. He’s tall, dark, handsome—and Sookie can’t hear a word he’s thinking. He’s exactly the type of guy she’s been waiting for all her life... But Bill has a disability of his own: he’s a vampire with a bad reputation. And when a string of murders hits Bon Temps—along with a gang of truly nasty bloodsuckers looking for Bill—Sookie starts to wonder if having a vampire for a boyfriend is such a bright idea.
The fugitive women had sought shelter in a tiny hamlet on the shores of a frozen loch. Huts and houses huddled next to a sheet of ice beneath which, it was
rumoured, swam enough fish to feed the entire population of Scotland for
centuries to ...
Author: Debi Gliori
Publisher: Random House
Category: Juvenile Fiction
There's trouble brewing at StregaSchloss! When Signora Strega-Borgia invites some would-be witches to stay, weird things begin to happen. Pandora can't resist the temptation of time travel - and Titus picks up a strange and deadly computer virus. Are they falling under the witches' spell? Or is the ghost of the Strega-Borgias' past coming back to haunt them all?
Orkney folk were no less curious than anyone else, and it wouldn't take many
cars to block the Ness o'Brodgar, the narrow strip of road dividing the Loch of
Stenness from the Loch of Harray, which led there. The Ring had always held a ...
Author: Lin Anderson
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Paths of the Dead is the thrilling ninth book in Lin Anderson's Rhona MacLeod series. When Amy MacKenzie agrees to attend a meeting at a local spiritualist church, the last person she expects to hear calling to her from beyond the grave is her son. The son whom she'd only spoken to an hour before. Then the body of a young man is found inside a Neolithic stone circle high above the city of Glasgow and forensic scientist Rhona MacLeod is soon on the case. The hands have been severed and there is a stone in the victim's mouth with the number five scratched on it. DI Michael McNab is certain it's a gangland murder, but Rhona isn't convinced. When a second body is found in similar circumstances, a pattern begins to emerge, of a killer intent on masterminding a gruesome Druidic game that everyone will be forced to play . . .
Loch is dead!” ' a' George Loch succeeded his father as commissioner to the
House of Sutherland. In September 1855 an army recruiting sergeant toured
Sutherland, but with little success. The conflicting interpretations of this event
Author: Eric Richards
Published in the year 2006, The Leviathan of Wealth is a valuable contribution to the field of Major Works.