Dumfries & Galloway Fiction
- After The Armistice Ball - - Paperback
Dandy Gilver is bored to a whimper in the spring of 1922 and a little light snooping seems like harmless fun. Before long though, the puzzle of what really happened to the Duffy diamonds after the Armistice Ball has been swept aside by a sudden, unexpected death in a lonely seaside cottage in Galloway.
Death is all around for the people of Galloway when a catastrophic virus devastates the countryside, killing cattle and ruining lives. But the stench of death becomes even stronger when, amidst the smoking pyres, human remains are discovered. For DI Fleming, this is just the beginning.
A young woman has been wrongly accused of murder - or is she devious and deadly? When a landslide crushes the cottage she has been living in, she becomes engulfed in events she struggles to understand, and DI Fleming herself is drawn into a nightmare of danger and death.
The wreck of the Knockhaven lifeboat with the loss of all three of its crew is a hard blow for the small Scottish town. But it's harder still when DS Tam MacNee discovers that it isn't simply a tragic accident.
A murdered girl haunts DI Marjory Fleming when she is asked to investigate a cold case, the shameful details of which her father struggled to keep secret. Restless ghosts are brought back to life too when the TV crew of a popular crime series arrives in Galloway bringing excitement and disruption to a small market town.
- Add to BasketDreams Of Home - - Hardback
Following the war, Steven Caraford longs to return to Scotland to a farm of his own. Then he meets Megan, his best friend's little sister, and discovers that she has grown into a lovely young woman with admirers who could give her far more than he could. Should he sacrifice his ambition to farm for a far more lucrative career?
- Add to BasketFive Red Herrings - - Paperback
Lord Wimsey could imagine the artist stepping back, the stagger, the fall down to where the pointed rocks grinned like teeth. But was it an accident, or murder? Six people did not regret Campbell's death - five were red herrings.
- Add to BasketGreat Dumfries Stories - - Paperback
This volume contains 20 fascinating stories concerning the Scottish town of Dumfries. Stories include notorious murders, the town at war, haunted Dumfries, famous Doonhamers, and a story of the town's shops.
- Add to BasketGuy Mannering - - Paperback
Guy Mannering believes in the ability of patriarchal power and social position to sort out social confusion, but has to learn the limits of authority in a society that is no longer a single hierarchy. Scott's second novel, it was first published in 1815.
- Add to BasketThe Highwayman's Curse - - Paperback
On the run from the redcoats, the two young highwaymen, Will and Bess, find themselves in Galloway, Scotland, blamed for a murder they did not commit. Here they are captured by smugglers and become embroiled in a story of hatred and revenge that goes back for generations, to the days of the Killing Times.
- Huntingtower - - Paperback
Dickson McCunn, a newly retired grocer of romantic heart, plans a walking holiday in south-west Scotland. He meets a young English poet and, contrary to his better sense, finds himself involved in the kidnapping of a Russian princess, who is held prisoner in the rambling mansion, Huntingtower.
A sunny evening, a tranquil garden - and an old man brutally gunned down on his doorstep. When a second victim is killed, DI Fleming will not accept that the crimes are motiveless.
- Add to BasketThe Lantern Bearers: A Novel - - Paperback
This novel is based around observed flashbacks about the oppressive youth of a homosexual musician in Edinburgh. Frame is a distinguished novelist and playwright and his television work has, among other awards, won the Samuel Beckett Prize
DI Marjory Fleming thrives on the adrenalin and tension that come with heading a major crime investigation. With the discovery of not one, but two murdered corpses on her patch, she's about to feel the pressure like never before.
- Add to BasketOstrich Boys - - Paperback
Kenny, Sim and Blake are about to embark on a remarkable journey of friendship. Stealing the urn containing the ashes of their best friend Ross, they set out from Cleethorpes on the east coast to travel the 261 miles to the tiny hamlet of Ross in Dumfries and Galloway.
- The Thirty-Nine Steps - - Paperback
Richard Hannay's ennui comes to an abrupt end when a murder is committed in his flat. Only a few days before the dead man had revealed to him an assassination plot which would have terrible consequences for international peace.
- Add to BasketThree Men In A Minor - - Paperback
Three stressed out 30-somethings - an architect, fund manager and school teacher - head to Galloway in a vintage Morris Minor, in an attempt to recapture the innocent pleasures of their boyhood friendship.
- Add to BasketWhere The Whaups Are Crying: A Dumfries And Galloway Anthology - Paperback
This anthology of Scottish writers and writing includes work by John Buchan, Walter Scott, Thomas Carlyle, James Boswell, Daniel Defoe, John Welsley, J.M. Barrie and John Keats. Also included are a range of anecdotes and non fiction concerning the area.