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Whisky From Small Glasses Paperback – 1 Nov 2012

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Product details

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Ringwood; First edition (1 Nov. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1901514080
  • ISBN-13: 978-1901514087
  • Product Dimensions: 12.8 x 2.3 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (428 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 682,803 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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

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--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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Whisky from small glasses is a highly entertaining and humorous book,the dci jim daley and ds scott bounce off one another to perfection,the plot is so thrilling and exciting i could not put the book down plus the fact that i am from campbeltown helped as it made me feel i was back there in my home town with them. i highly recommend this book to anyone that enjoys a good crime novel with both humor & mystery.

This is not a book to be missed, hope the next one will be out soon
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This little gem is a very enjoyable read, right to the end. The characters are well rounded, and most of them likeable, despite some imperfections! I actually didn't struggle with the Scottish dialogue, which is used for some of the more minor characters, and these dialogues really did serve to single certain characters out, which was helpful. I found the chief detective likeable, and loved the relationship between him and his subordinate, and also the relationship with his wife. I will say no more, as I do not wish to give anything away, but lovers of crime fiction would be well served reading this debut novel. I understand there are more in the series, and will be first in the queue for each one.
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I had this novel sent to me and I have to admit to not reading it straight away. My mistake!
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!
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For a first novel, this was a magnificent read. Kinloch (the town) was clearly Campbeltown and everything he described I could identify with. His characters were brilliant and he managed to capture life on the peninsula and a really good story and an accurate description of life as a policeman in Kinloch. Cant wait for his next book.
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a good old fashioned crime thriller brought screaming into the 21rst century, the characters are real to a point where you hear their accents and visualise the places easily. A story that takes you to the last page and leaves you wanting more.
D.A. Meyrick is a writer that has given us a great first book that will lead to great things.
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This book contains all the classic ingredients of a stylish suspense laden crime thriller. We are given an insight into coastal small village life which is entirely divorced from our everyday experience. The Scottish landscape and colourful characters are brought expertly to life by the author. Though I struggled at first with the Scottish phonetic spelling of the dialogue, this soon becomes second nature and the voices soon come to life in your head.
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.
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I loved this crime thriller. From the name of this book you'd never guess where it would take you. It was fast paced, engaging, the characters larger than life and very likeable. I was kept guessing even though I was pretty sure I thought I knew who was the brutal murderer and it's set in a lovely seaside town in Scotland. Unlike a lot of very similar fast-paced thrillers, I laughed and cried through this one, as I came to care about many of the characters in play and was kept at the edge of my seat.

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.
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A suspensful and atmospheric read and the first book in the DCI Daley Series.

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.
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