Ghosts in the Gloaming
A Tale from Kinloch
A thrilling new tall tale from Kinloch
It’s December 1968. Having cheated Sandy Hoynes out of a rowing race and navigation certificate when they were young, Dreich MacCallum makes an unexpected return to Kinloch.
With the Girl Maggie up on the slip awaiting urgent repairs, Hoynes takes to his bed, the memory of it all too much. When first mate Hamish persuades his skipper to get up and put the fishing boat back into the water, there are unexpected consequences that put Hoynes’ liberty and reputation at risk.
Has Dreich won the day again?
But the spirits of the past have yet to have their say. Upon whom will the winter sun set?
‘Splendidly absurd… It’s that rarity now: a happy book, one that should find its place under countless Christmas trees. In this vein, Meyrick has a delightfully light touch. He delights in his characters and the places he puts them in‘ – Allan Massie, The Scotsman
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Published: 6 October 2022
eBook ISBN: 9781788855389
Formats: Hardback / Audio /eBook
‘What an atmosphere… for the reader there is a lovely sense of contained escape with it being a novella’
– BBC Radio
'Splendidly absurd… It’s that rarity now: a happy book, one that should find its place under countless Christmas trees. In this vein, Meyrick has a delightfully light touch. He delights in his characters and the places he puts them in‘
– Allan Massie, The Scotsman
'Another captivating escape to days long gone from the pen of Meyrick... a magical "wee" read'
– Sunday Post
‘Denzil Meyrick proves once again that he can eloquently tackle genres outside of crime… steeped with imagery from the stunning coastal setting and told with evocative language and a hint of Meyrick’s signature humour’
– Scottish Field, Four Star review
'Denzil Meyrick's tales set in Kinloch are reminiscent of both Compton Mackenzie's comic novels and Neil Munro's Para Handy, while not trying to imitate either... a thoroughly entertaining book'
– Press & Journal
BOOK OF THE WEEK
– Dundee Courier
'Another excellent book by Denzil. Once you pick one of his books up , you won't want to put it down'
– Amazon FIVE STARS
'Pure Joy and escapism... A book to read and escape the world, a book to give you cheer and make you laugh out loud. A brilliant gift for that one person, you don't know what to buy for'
– Waterstones Bookseller, Horsham FIVE STARS
'Wonderful... Beautifully written. An absolute joy to read. I laughed until I cried. Another must read masterpiece by Denzil Meyrick' FIVE STARS
– Waterstones customer