A Breath on Dying Embers
A D.C.I. DALEY THRILLER (BOOK 7) – SOON TO BE A MAJOR TV SERIES
When the luxury cruiser, hastily renamed Great Britain , berths in Kinloch harbour, the pressure is on DCI Jim Daley. The UK Government are taking a high-powered group of businessmen and women on a tour of the British isles, golfing and seeing the sights, as part of a push for global trade. But when one of the crew goes missing , and an elderly local ornithologist disappears, will the pressure become too great?
The arrival of a face from the past, sends Daley’s world into a tailspin. And the lives of the passengers and crew of SS Great Britain, as well as the country’s economic future are in jeopardy. DS Brian Scott comes to the fore, and replete with a temporary promotion, is once more – most reluctantly, in his case – back at sea. Daley faces a life and death struggle, but is this his last throw of the dice?
D.C.I Daley books in order
- 1. Whisky from Small Glasses
- 2. The Last Witness
- 3. Dark Suits and Sad Songs
- 4. The Rat Stone Serenade
- 5. Well of the Winds
- 6. The Relentless Tide
- 7. A Breath on Dying Embers
- 8. Jeremiah’s Bell
- 9. For Any Other Truth
- 10. The Death of Remembrance
Plus…. One Last Dram Before Midnight – The Complete D.C.I. Daley short stories
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Publisher: Polygon (an imprint of Birlinn Limited)
Published: 11th July 2019
Formats: Paperback | Audio | eBook
'A great read…characterisation is extremely well delivered, the loud-mouthed, somewhat comedic Scott, and the likeable, dependable Daley, local colour is added by a cast of interesting residents, whose far from simple lives seem at odd with the picture postcard place they inhabit'
‘'Meyrick has a light touch other crime writers don't have. Highly readable and enjoyable'
¬ Scotland on Sunday
'Exemplary – humour and a high stakes threat'
– The Herald
‘There’s darkness, and there’s an awful lot of gut-roaring laughter and light too, making for an exceptional read. There are themes that will strike a chord with everyone who reads it. Meyrick’s gift is to write visceral prose in a way that hits home and feels all too real and to combine it with superb, layered, plotting'
– Live and Deadly
'This is visceral reading – you feel it before you think it'
– Sunday Post
'Plotting that mystifies, captivating characters and spectacular locations: the essentials, and A Breath on Dying Embers overflows with all three. The Gold Dagger awaits'
– Quentin Jardine
'Jim Daley and Brian Scott are like a fine cask whisky. They improve each and every year. What a fabulous read, compelling to the very end. For me the best in the series so far. I found some laugh out loud moments and others reaching for the tissues. The ending was unexpected and I did not see it coming. Time to pre-order now'
– David Gilchrist, Founder of UK Crime Club
‘An enthralling read from the provocative prologue through to the whammy of a final chapter… a rewarding, satisfying read and fabulous addition to the series’
– Liz Robinson, Lovereading.co.uk