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Douglas Skelton


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 Books
May 2023

A Thief's Justice
(Company of Rogues , book 2)
Douglas Skelton recommends
Bad Samaritan (2016)
(McBain, book 3)
Michael J Malone
"A slick thriller with a killer with a killer punch."
Breakers (2019)
Doug Johnstone
"Doug Johnstone’s books are what the phrase ‘no filler, all thriller’ was invented for. His no-nonsense style is tight and taut but still carries emotional depth. A tough, gritty and effective ride into the dark side of Edinburgh."
The Peat Dead (2019)
(Angus Blue, book 1)
Allan Martin
"A mystery so redolent of its island setting that you practically smell the peat and whiskey on the pages."
Thin Air (2019)
(Jessica Shaw, book 1)
Lisa Gray
"Lisa Gray’s thriller is so assured it’s hard to believe it’s a debut. It’s so fast-paced it should be pulled over for speeding!"
Hyde (2020)
Craig Russell
"A deliciously dark reimagining of a timeless character and a wonderful recreation of a gothic Edinburgh . . . Another winner for a consummate storyteller."
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."
The Murder Game (2023)
Tom Hindle
"Don't ask yourself whether to buy or not to buy this captivating mystery. Just do it."
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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