Angus Blue is a detective inspector based in Oban. He was introduced in The Peat Dead, which was shortlisted for the 2019 McIlvanney Debut Prize. On Islay, Blue and his team must solve the riddle of five bodies found under the peat near a former wartime air base.
The Dead of Jura, published in September 2020, is the second novel in the Inspector Angus Blue series. A cabinet minister is shot on his estate on Jura, and the investigation leads Blue to a cover-up of crime in high places.
Angus Blue also featured in the novella A Fatal Contagion, published in August 2020. A body is found in a camper van parked in Oban during the Covid lockdown. DI Blue follows a trail of corruption and disillusion to Mull and Crianlarich.
You can also find Angus Blue in the short story Angus Blue Learns Gaelic, published in iScot magazine Number 60, February-March 2020.