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Cruise ship visit sparks mysteries in new title


By Margaret Chrystall


CRIME writer Denzil Meyrick will talk about his latest book based on a case for DCI Jim Daley when he stops off at Waterstones Inverness on Thursday, August 22 at 6pm.

A Breath On Dying Embers – which was published in paperback in July – opens as the luxury cruise ship Great Britain berths in Kinloch harbour.

The high-powered international delegates on board are touring the country, golfing and sightseeing, as part of a UK Government trade mission.

A Breath On Dying Embers, the new book.
A Breath On Dying Embers, the new book.

But within hours, one of the crew members vanishes and a local birdwatcher is missing.

The lives of the ship’s passengers and the residents of Kinloch, as well as the country’s economic future, are soon in jeopardy. And as Daley faces a life-and-death struggle of

his own, DS Brian Scott – reluctantly back at sea – comes to the fore.

Could this be Daley’s last throw of the dice?

Denzil Meyrick studied politics and has worked as a police officer, distillery manager, freelance journalist, and company director.

His detective Jim Daley first appeared in Whisky From Small Glasses in 2012 and has since featured in six further novels.

Denzil grew up in Campbeltown in Argyll, but now lives with his wife Fiona on Loch Lomondside.



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