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The Peat Dead

Islay. Remote and peaceful. Until a spade finds a human hand, a pointer to a crime. And under the peat, five corpses.

The Peat Dead.  History doesn’t go away.

The Peat Dead is a gripping page-turner, but also a reflection on the nature of history and of the political order. It’s set in authentic locations on the island of Islay and in Glasgow.

The Peat Dead will be published on 17th April by ThunderPoint Publishing.

The launch will take place at Waterstones, Argyle Street, Glasgow on Thursday 9th May at 7 pm. More details here. Why not come along.

Comments by other authors:

“This atmospheric crime novel set on Islay gripped me from the start. Decades-old crimes cast long shadows.”   Sarah Ward

A mystery so redolent of its island setting that you practically smell the peat and whisky on the pages.    Douglas Skelton

More about the story.

Read the first few pages.

Want to read The Peat Dead in a book group? Some useful notes for discussion here.

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