Whisky From Small Glasses (DCI Daley, Book 1)

By D. A. Meyrick, Denzil Meyrick

Whilst the physique of a tender lady is washed up on an idyllic seashore at the west coast of Scotland, D.C.I. Jim Daley is sent from Glasgow to steer the research. faraway from domestic, and his bothered marriage, apparently Daley’s greatest trouble could be dealing with the tough neighborhood police leader; but if the leading suspect is gruesomely murdered, the inquiry starts to stall. because the physique count number rises, Daley uncovers a community of secrets and techniques and corruption within the close-knit group of Kinloch, thrusting him and his family into the centre of a case extra lethal than he had ever imagined. the 1st novel within the D.C.I. Daley mystery sequence, Whisky from Small Glasses is a very compelling crime novel, shot via with darkish humour and threat.

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Being urban boys, they weren’t used to seeing the firmament due to the amber glare of sunshine pollutants. Daley remembered his grandfather’s ardour for the heavens. On their journeys clear of Glasgow, he had proven him the various constellations, explaining how they moved around the sky. Daley had now forgotten such a lot of it, although he concept he regarded convinced styles. ‘I imagine that’s Taurus, Bri. simply there, to the left. ’ ‘Nah, nah, that’s the undergo, Jim. or even the Plough? Och, I’m no’ yes. I wis mentioned in Maryhill fir fuck’s sake. the closest we acquired tae stars wiz while Thistle have been enjoying the Gers at hame – ye comprehend whit I’m sayin’ – or a few bastard caught wan on ye on the dancin’. ’ however, they stood, silently rooted to the spot for a number of extra mins, with in simple terms the click-flare-click of Scott’s fuel lighter to wreck the spell. This was once performed extra successfully while the protection door swung open to bare Superintendent Donald, swathed in a dear black overcoat. ‘You won’t get any solutions up there, lads,’ he stated via a mouthful of foodstuff. ‘We go away in an hour, so we higher press on with this normal briefing. Everyone’s prepared. ’ He stared up on the sky. ‘Ah, the large Dipper – magnificent sight. ’ Scott seemed doubtful. ‘It’s the endure, is it no’? ’ ‘Don’t be ridiculous, Brian. ’ Donald grew to become without notice and walked again in the direction of the door. ‘Aye, whitever you are saying, boss,’ Scott acknowledged in a noisy whisper so Daley may listen. ‘Fuckin’ Roger Moore, noo. ’ ‘It’s Patrick, Brian. Patrick Moore. ’ Daley enlightened his DS as they made their method to the briefing. ‘Eh? ’ Scott used to be already disconnected, stubbing out his cigarette in a flurry of orange sparks. the total group now consisted of the team of the Royal military RIB, a seven-strong police Tactical Firearms Unit, 4 armed CID officials, plus six uniforms and a DC charged with protecting the general public away. now not that the townsfolk might be an issue: the plan was once to maintain the problem as low-key as attainable, utilizing the component to shock as their key tactic. nonetheless, Daley had a heavy middle. these concerned about motion at the pier have been kitted out with the most recent bullet-proof physique armour over their civilian outfits, and had every one been supplied with a strengthened metal helmet via the firearms unit, which Scott was once refusing to put on. The DCI even though, was once nonetheless now not completely chuffed. convinced, that they had adequate firepower to influence a small revolution, and had extra aid unit officials on their approach from Glasgow to house any attainable aftermath, yet in some way he felt there has been a component out of kilter – whatever he had neglected. He had mentioned this unease with Donald, who had instantly deployed his arm-around-the-shoulder method, assuring Daley that every thing will be high quality and hinting that he felt the DCI’s fears have been simply right down to the additional accountability of a extra senior rank. He may ‘get used to it’. yet Daley had realized to belief his instincts, and he used to be discovering it nearly very unlikely to rid himself of the leaden feeling of drawing close doom. perhaps I’m simply getting too outdated for this, he proposal, as he shouted for a little bit quiet within the room jam-packed with cops.

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