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Curious Scotland: Tales From A Hidden History
- Hardback - Granta
George Rosie unearths and illuminates many neglected aspects of Scottish history in a rich collection of episodes that range from the Picts to the Indian tribes of North America.
Closed For Winter
- Paperback - Sandstone
Ove Bakkerud, newly separated and extremely disillusioned, is looking forward to a final quiet weekend at his summer home before closing for winter. But, when the tourists leave, less welcome visitors arrive and Bakkerud's cottage is ransacked by burglars. Next door, however, there is an even more shocking discovery - the body of a man who has been beaten to death. Police Inspector William Wisting has witnessed grotesque murders before, but the desperation he sees in this latest murder is something new.
Close To The Bone
- Paperback - Harper
Someone's leaving little knots of bones outside Detective Inspector Logan McRae's house, but he's got more pressing things to worry about. Rival drug gangs are fighting over product and territory; two teenage lovers are missing; someone's crippling Asian immigrants; and Logan's been lumbered with an ambitious new Detective Sergeant, a mountain of paperwork, and the unwelcome attention of his superiors and the local crime boss.
Coop: The Life Of A Scottish Hero
- Paperback - Black & White Publishing
'Coop' tells the story of Davie Cooper, one of Scotland's greatest footballers - a man who excited and entertained crowds across the globe, whether with Scotland, Rangers or, later in his career, as part of Motherwell's Scottish Cup-winning team of 1991. It paints a vivid picture of an enigmatic man, who relished the big stage yet preferred to stay a local hero in the west of Scotland before his life was cut tragically short when he died from a brain haemorrhage at the age of the 39 in 1995.
The Chess Men
- Paperback - Quercus
Fin Macleod, now head of security on a privately owned Lewis estate, is charged with investigating a spate of illegal game-hunting taking place on the island.
City Of Gangs: Glasgow And The Rise Of The British Gangster
- Hardback - Hodder & Stoughton
During the 1920s and 1930s, Glasgow gained an unenviable and enduring notoriety as Britain's gang city - the 'Scottish Chicago'. Out of the most dilapidated and overcrowded tenements in Britain stepped young men and women dressed like Hollywood gangsters and their molls. On the city's streets they took centre stage in dramas of their own making, fighting territorial battles laced with religious sectarianism and running protection rackets modelled on those of the American underworld. Drawing on 15 years of original research, Andrew Davies, brings to life the reign of terror exerted by gangs like the Billy Boys, the Kent Star, the Savoy Arcadians and the South Side Stickers.
Close Your Eyes
- Paperback - Vintage Books
In 1981 a mother abandoned her child and drove into the night, never to return. Her disappearance was reported in the press as a fatal road accident. Her body was never found. Now Rowan has a child of her own and decides to try and unpick the past which leads to a remote commune in the Highlands.
Clubland UK: On The Door In The Rave Era
- Paperback - Mainstream Publishing
At the height of the hedonistic 1990s rave era, Steven McLaughlin policed some of Blackpool's most dangerous and chaotic clubs as the virulent dance and drug craze exploded onto the scene. From clubland's front line, he recognised the menace lurking beneath the pilled-up clubbers and smiley-face T-shirts, witnessing door wars, gang grudges and ever-present drug dealers in the dark underbelly of club culture. He saw people revel in it; he saw people profit from it; and he saw people die as a result of it.
A Child's Garden Of Verses
- Paperback - Star Bright
Moving from make-believe worlds to curiosity and descriptions of simple pleasures, these poems capture a child's wonder, imagination and fascination with everyday things.
The Casual Vacancy
- Paperback - Sphere
When Barry Fairbrother dies unexpectedly in his early 40s, the little town of Pagford is left in shock. The empty seat left by Barry on the parish council soon becomes the catalyst for the biggest war the town has ever seen. Who will triumph in an election fraught with passion, duplicity and unexpected revelations?
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