Oh, it is ages since I had a wee cover reveal on my blog! And when it is by one of my favourite Scottish Crime Writers then I get a tad excited…well I actually get a LOT excited!
But you know the game folks! No giving it away for too easily! Nope, I like to tantalize and tease you a little first! #MyBad!
Anyway today it gives me great pleasure along with two of my favourite blogging #partnersincrime, Noelle over at Crimebookjunkie and Gordon over at Grabthisbook to be sharing the cover from the latest novel from the one and only, the most talented and brilliant writer, Mr Douglas Skelton! Today I am delighted to be sharing the cover for Douglas Skelton’s latest novel, Thunder Bay, which is being published by Polygon and will be out March 2019!
So what’s “Thunder Bay” all about then folks?
When reporter Rebecca Connolly is told of Roddie Drummond’s return to the island of Stoirm she senses a story. Fifteen years before he was charged with the murder of his lover, Mhairi. When he was found Not Proven, Roddie left the island and no one, apart from his sister, knew where he was or what he was doing. Now he has returned for his mother’s funeral – and it will spark an explosion of hatred, bitterness and violence. Defying her editor’s wishes, Rebecca joins forces with local photographer Chazz Wymark to dig into the secrets surrounding Mhairi’s death, and her mysterious last words of Thunder Bay, the secluded spot on the west coast of the island where, according to local lore, the souls of the dead set off into the afterlife. When another murder takes place, and the severe weather that gives the island its name hits, she is ideally placed to uncover the truth about what happened that night fifteen years before.
Now, I don’t know about you but I CANNOT WAIT to read this!
So, who is the man behind “Thunder Bay”?
Douglas has been a bank clerk, tax officer, taxi driver (for two days), wine waiter (for two hours), journalist and investigator. He has written 11 true crime and Scottish criminal history books but now is concentrating on fiction. Doesn’t mean he won’t, someday, come up with another factual piece – there are a couple of old cases he’d love to get into – but for now, he’s making stuff up.
He’s been on the telly often, which, he says, is a scary experience but more so for the viewer!
You can follow Douglas over on twitter: @DouglasSkelton1
Check out his website here: http://www.douglasskelton.com/
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I guess it is almost time…
What about a little drum roll first…
WOW! I LOVE IT! That cover, those colours, that blurb! How can I possibly wait until March 2019 for this one!