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Douglas Skelton


Scotland

Douglas Skelton is a crime writer who specialises in fiction and non-fiction from the darker side of our world. His non-fiction charts the true life exploits of murderers, criminals and causes celebres. His fiction focuses on the underbelly of Glasgow Scotland's biggest, industrial and working-class city; with a history of tobacco barons, Victorian elegance, manufacturing, culture and... gangs. It's a hard but sentimental city. It's a city with a fierce and abiding heart.
 

Genres: Mystery, Historical Mystery
 
New and upcoming books
November 2024

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A Thief's Blood
(Company of Rogues , book 4)
Series
Davie McCall
   1. Blood City (2013)
   2. Crow Bait (2014)
   3. Devil's Knock (2015)
   4. Open Wounds (2016)
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Rebecca Connolly
   1. Thunder Bay (2019)
   2. The Blood is Still (2020)
   3. A Rattle of Bones (2021)
   4. Where Demons Hide (2022)
   5. Children of the Mist (2023)
   6. The Hollow Mountain (2024)
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Company of Rogues
   1. An Honourable Thief (2022)
   2. A Thief's Justice (2023)
   3. A Grave for a Thief (2024)
   4. A Thief's Blood (2024)
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Novels
   The Janus Run (2018)
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Novellas and Short Stories
   Death Insurance (2020) (with Morgan Cry)
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Non fiction show
 
Douglas Skelton recommends
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The Institution (2023)
Helen Fields
"A remote location, a race against time and a terrifying cast of killers combine to create a claustrophobic nailbiter. Unease drips from every page."
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The Murder Game (2023)
Tom Hindle
"Don't ask yourself whether to buy or not to buy this captivating mystery. Just do it."
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The Raven's Mark (2022)
(DCI Beth Fellows, book 1)
Christie J Newport
"A propulsive thriller with a flawed protagonist, a diabolical villain and enough procedural detail to make the setting life-like."

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Awards
McIlvanney Prize Best Novel nominee (2016) : Open Wounds


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