The Last Witness: A D.C.I. Daley Thriller (The D.C.I. Daley Series Book 2) Paperback – 3 Jul 2014
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'The Last Witness has an excellent trait that is essential to all crime stories: that is wonderful, affable and realistic protagonists' --Dundee University Review of the Arts
About the Author
Denzil Meyrick was educated in Argyll, then after studying politics, joined Strathclyde Police, serving in Glasgow. After being injured and developing back problems, he entered the business world, and has operated in many diverse roles, including director of a large engineering company and distillery manager, as well as owning a number of his own companies, such as a public bar and sales and marketing company. Meyrick has also worked as a freelance journalist in both print and on radio. His first novel, Whisky from Small Glasses, was published by Ringwood in 2012.
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Top Customer Reviews
I thoroughly enjoyed this book just as much as the first ,from the believable characters ,the colourful and "real" language and the many twists and turns in the plot .
I would not and have not hesitated in recommending this book to others and look forward to the next in the series !
The story begins in Australia and at first you wonder how this could possibly link to Kinloch (Kintyre). However as the story unravels all becomes clear.
DI Daley and DS Scott are called to investigate James Machie, a notorious criminal who is believed to have risen from the dead to avenge all those who betrayed him. Former gang members have been murdered in Australia and another is living under witness protection right here in Kinloch. Is he next on the list? It is up to the police pair to uncover the mysterious goings on.
This second book in the Kinloch series gives us a greater insight into the characters. We learn more about the personal life of Daley and surprisingly all is not as it seems there. Scott comes more to the forefront and we shouldn't forget "the boss" who is not as squeaky clean as the reader might have hoped. I, for one, cannot wait to find out Daley's reaction when he learns his superior is on the wrong side of the law. I just hope he doesn't find out too soon. I like the fact that the reader is aware of facts that the characters have yet to find out.
I have read the mixed reviews for the author writing in the venacular and I can understand how difficult this could be for some readers who are not familiar with Scottish dialect.Read more ›
I note that the author has a book "whisky from small glasses" which I will purchase when edition two comes out in 2015, this being the first book on the Jim Daley series.
Lots of twists and turns in this fast paced thriller - cant wait for the next one!
A great read and would definitely recommend.
The series is set in Scotland. James Machie was a criminal kingpin in Glasgow. Five years ago he was assinated in the back of a transport vehicle. Then how in the world is on camera today killing those who testified against him? His former right hand man Frank MacDougall, has been in the witness protection program for the last five years. Jim Daley is stunned to find out that Frank has been living on his patch for the entire time. And that he now responsible for the safety of Frank and his family.
I liked Jim as a character, but I have to say that my favourite is his Sergeant, Brian Scott. His irreverent attitude is great fun and the perfect foil against their Superintendent, John Scott. (who's a piece of work) Daley plays peacemaker between the two.
Meyrick's dialogue is written as it would be spoken - Scottish brogue and all. I found it easy after a few pages, but some may not. There's also a fair amount of swearing and lots of drinking. Again, it fits the tone of the book, the characters and the setting. But some may be offended.
Meyrick has penned an imaginative plot, filled it with lots of action and created characters I would revisit again. He also has a dark sense of humour that mixes well with the noir feeling of The Last Witness.
Meyrick is writing what he knows, in settings, characters and plotting. "Denzil Meyrick was educated in Argyll, then after studying politics, joined the Strathclyde Police, serving in Glasgow.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I like this book with its down to earth characters and twist and turns to the plot. The settings sound good although Glasgow of years gone bye sounded terrible. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Joyce Smith
What a great book. The DCI Daley books just get better. This was a roller coaster of a read climaxing with a gasp out loud at the end. Brilliant.Published 10 days ago by Chris Rockall
Slow start but was really good and felt I had to know end. Would definitely read another by Denzil MeyrickPublished 13 days ago by Georgina
Great easy reading. I've read this one and 'whisky in small glasses' whilst on holiday. Loved both books equally. Read morePublished 19 days ago by Hilary Maggs
Not an easy book to read The characters were muddled from beginning to end making it difficult to keep trackPublished 22 days ago by Mrs Janet S Howard
Imagery of the Mull of Kintyre and West of Scotland is excellent.
Twists and turns in the plot pull the reader through a stormy whirl pool of a story.