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Well of the Winds

(2017)
(The fifth book in the D.C.I. Daley series)
A novel by

 
 
‘Absorbing . . . no run-of-the-mill tartan noir’ - The Times

‘You’ll have a blast with these’ - Ian Rankin

‘A top talent, and one to be cherished' - Quintin Jardine

‘Spellbinding . . . one of the UK’s most loved crime writers’ - The Sunday Post

‘A compelling lead . . . satisfyingly twisted plot’ - Publishers Weekly

‘Touches of dark humour, multi-layered and compelling’ - Daily Record

‘Striking characters and shifting plots vibrate with energy’ - The Library Journal

‘Daley is a character complete with depths, currents and sudden changes of the Atlantic ocean that crashes against Kinloch’s harbour walls. The remote peninsula and the claustrophobic nature of small-town life are perfectly painted.’ - Scotland on Sunday

‘If you like Rankin, MacBride and Oswald, you’ll love Meyrick’ - The Sunday Mail

‘Energetic, wry, and full of jolts' - Waterstones

‘The right amount of authenticity . . . gritty writing . . . most memorable’ - The Herald

‘All three books have a strong sense of place, of city cops trying to fit in to a small, tightly knit rural environment’ - Russell Leadbetter, Evening Times

‘Meyrick has the ability to give even the least important person in the plot character and the skill to tell a good tale’ - Scots Magazine

‘Following in the tradition of great Scottish crime writers, Denzil Meyrick has turned out a cracking, tenacious thriller of a read. If you favour the authentic and credible, you are in safe hands’ - Lovereading

‘DCI Daley is shaping up to be the West Coast’s answer to Edinburgh’s Rebus’-Scottish Home and Country

‘Well crafted and engrossing . . . Meyrick is well into his rhythm’ - Journal of the Law Society of Scotland

As the Second World War nears its end, a man is stabbed to death on the shoreline of Kinloch, in the shadow of the great warships in the harbour.

Many years later, the postman on Gairsay, a tiny island off the coast of Kintyre, discovers that the Bremner family are missing from their farm. There’s a pot on the stove and food on the table, but of the Bremners there is no sign.

When DCI Daley comes into possession of a journal written by his wartime predecessor in Kinloch, Inspector William Urquhart, he soon realises that the Isle of Gairsay has many secrets. Assisted by his indomitable deputy, DS Brian Scott, and new boss, Chief Superintendent Carrie Symington, Daley must solve a wartime murder to uncover the shocking events of the past and the present.

Genre: Mystery

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March 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: Well of the Winds: A DCI Daley Thriller (Book 5) - The past can be deadly (The D.C.I. Daley Series)
Author(s): Denzil Meyrick
ISBN: 1-84697-372-4 / 978-1-84697-372-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Polygon (An Imprint of Birlinn Limited)
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August 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: Well of the Winds
Author(s): Denzil Meyrick
ISBN: 1-78669-908-7 / 978-1-78669-908-4 (UK edition)
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July 2019 : MP3 CD
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Title: Well of the Winds
Author(s): Denzil Meyrick
ISBN: 1-79970-091-7 / 978-1-79970-091-3
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March 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Well of the Winds: A DCI Daley Thriller, Book 5
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March 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Well of the Winds: A DCI Daley Thriller, Book 5
Author(s): Denzil Meyrick
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March 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Well of the Winds: A DCI Daley Thriller, Book 5
Author(s): Denzil Meyrick
Publisher: Audible Studios
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July 2018 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: Well of the Winds: 5
Author(s): Denzil Meyrick
ISBN: 1-4894-4964-7 / 978-1-4894-4964-1 (Australia edition)
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July 2018 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: Well of the Winds: 5 (D.C.I. Daley)
Author(s): Denzil Meyrick
ISBN: 1-4894-4965-5 / 978-1-4894-4965-8 (Australia edition)
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June 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Well of the Winds: A D.C.I. Daley Thriller, Book 5
Author(s): Denzil Meyrick
Publisher: Audible Studios
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June 2017 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Well of the Winds: A D.C.I. Daley Thriller, Book 5
Author(s): Denzil Meyrick
Publisher: Audible Studios
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June 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Well of the Winds: A D.C.I. Daley Thriller, Book 5
Author(s): Denzil Meyrick
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

April 2017 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Well of the Winds: A DCI Daley Thriller (Book 5) - The past can be deadly
Author(s): Denzil Meyrick
Publisher: Polygon
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