Has the ability to give even the least important person in the plot character and the skill to tell a good tale.
Soon to be mentioned in the same breath as authors such as Alex Gray, Denise Mina and Stuart Macbride. Very impressive.--Ian Baille
The right amount of authenticity. Gritty writing. Most memorable.
Scottish author Meyrick makes his U.S. debut with this promising first in a crime series. A compelling lead and a satisfyingly twisted plot make this a welcome addition to Tartan noir.
The striking characters and shifting plot vibrate with energy. The bodies pile up, the tension builds, the blood flows, and the weather threatens quite like a graphic novel."
Fans of international crime will slog through much Scottish dialect to learn how Machie cheated death, and most will find it well worth the effort.
The core plot, the action, the police procedures all strike a strong and believable note.
Engaging and eventful.
The US debut of Meyrick promises the start of a compelling new Scottish crime series. Fans of Tartan Noir will welcome this new voice in Scottish crime fiction.