Whisky From Small Glasses Paperback – 1 Nov 2012
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'Touches of dark humour, multi-layered and compelling' --Daily Record
'The right amount of authenticity ... gritty writing ... most memorable' --Herald
'Has the ability to give even the least important person in the plot character and the skill to tell a good tale' - Scots Magazine
'Soon to be mentioned in the same breath as authors such as Alex Gray, Denise Mina and Stuart Macbride ... very impressive' - Ian Baillie, Lennox Herald
'This is a great gritty crime novel and deserves to be up there with the best' - Jane Brown, Lovereading
'This had me gripped from the start - a great crime novel. . . It's full of twists and turns - you think you know where the plot is heading - but you probably don't' Alison Bisping, Lovereading
'Great first novel . . . a really good thriller with lots of twists and turns. The author builds the main characters slowly and lets you really get to know them' -- Maz Tucker, Lovereading
'****'--Newbooks Summer Reading Special --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
About the Author
Denzil Meyrick was born in Glasgow and brought up in Campbeltown. After studying politics, he pursued a varied career including time spent as a police officer, freelance journalist, and director of several companies in the engineering, leisure and marketing sectors. He lives in Loch Lomondside with his wife Fiona. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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Top Customer Reviews
This is not a book to be missed, hope the next one will be out soon
When I did pick it up, I got it read within a very short space of time, I could not put it down!
It grabbed my attention from the very first page.
And I am now rereading.
It leaves you wanting more and I can not wait for the second book.
Just great work for a first novel, you need this on your book shelf and I can not recommend it highly enough!
D.A. Meyrick is a writer that has given us a great first book that will lead to great things.
The plot twists and turns in all directions before reaching its dramatic conclusion, and even then there are other twists in store.
My only minor gripe were that some areas were overly descriptive and found myself willing the author to continue with the main storyline.
An excellent first novel, can't wait for the sequel.
D.A Meyrick has a way of putting things that captures your imagination effortlessly. If you enjoy crime thrillers it would be an absolute crime (no pun intended) to miss this one. I'm disappointed the promised sequel isn't available yet.
I liked DCI Daley and his team, particularly DS Scott who achieves results in his own unique manner but has quite a chaotic personal life. DCI Daley's personal life is not without problems because his wife has a bit of a restless nature, to put it politely, with a history of cheating on her husband. Rather refreshing though not to have the main police character as a serial cheater or an alcoholic who is constantly at odds with superiors. The author is a former police officer and it shows with the accurate portrayal of police procedure.
The setting for the book is in the fictional town of Kinloch, which sounds like a beautiful, picturesque but isolated village on the West Coast of Scotland. The locals are quite insular, gossipy and know everyone and everyone's business it seems. I'm familiar with that part of Scotland having spent many holidays in the area and such were the beautifully written, vivid descriptions of the weather, flora and fauna that I was taken right back there and could even smell the ocean. Ahhhhh *sigh*
Where was I? Oh yes:
The body of a young girl is washed up on the shoreline. Many theories, gossip and a few red herrings emerge making it harder for DCI Daley's investigation team drafted in from Glasgow to investigate the crime. More crimes and tragedy strike the community leaving the team seriously under fire from 'above' to find the culprits. There are dangerous heart-stopping moments where you can guess what might happen, but of course are powerless to prevent What Might Happen Next!!!
I found the book hard to put down. Loved the dark humour prevalent within the investigative team's banter and I'm sure the characters will develop further in subsequent books. Have already downloaded the next one to read.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I'd been meaning to read this for a few years and finally got round to it recently. A very enjoyable read, set in a part of Scotland I've visited a few times. Recommended.Published 17 days ago by Les H.
The assorted characters who crop up in these novels develop & grow as the tales unfold. There's an engaging touch of 'Whisky Galore' about the Kinloch area and good use is made of... Read morePublished 22 days ago by Ms. J. C. Grant
I'm very familiar with Scottish crime novels- some of them are very predictable. I'm probably a bit jaundiced as a result of having read so many poor ones. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Gilly B
formulaic in the extreme, with poor characterisation and a very predictable plot.Published 1 month ago by Cremola Foam
Great story, well told. Really enjoyed the local dialects. A bit of predictability but good tale nonetheless. Looking forward to reading the rest of the series.Published 1 month ago by Figtree58