Just outside a sleepy Highland town, a gamekeeper is found hanging lifeless from a tree. The local police investigate an apparent suicide, only to find he's been snared as efficiently as the rabbit suspended beside him. As the body count rises, the desperate hunt is on to find the murderer before any more people die. But the town doesn't give up its secrets easily, and who makes the intricate clockwork mechanisms carved from bone and wood found at each crime? Whirligig is a tartan noir like no other; an expose of the corruption pervading a small Highland community and the damage this inflicts on society's most vulnerable. What happens when those placed in positions of trust look the other way; when those charged with our protection are inadequate to the challenge; when the only justice is that served by those who have been sinned against? This debut crime novel introduces DI James Corstophine - a man still grieving for a wife lost to cancer; his small close-knit team of passed-over police and their quiet Highland town. He's up against a killer who plays him as easily as a child. For a man whose been treading water since the death of his wife, he's facing a metaphorical flood of biblical proportions as he struggles to understand why these murders are happening, and who is behind each carefully planned execution. All the time, the clock is ticking
One is One
What connects a man lost to himself and to time, a London detective investigating how a dancer vanished from sight under the watchful gaze of CCTV and a young woman’s search for the truth of her parents’ disappearance on an Orkney island? The answer is found on the Scottish island of Rum, where myth and murder meet a mismatched cast of characters who find more than they ever expected.
This novel unravels a mystery, a story where historical fact and mythology are interwoven across the wilder parts of Scotland and Iceland - where thin places accept alternate realities.
100 Favourite Ceilidh Dances
This is a simple and concise guide to 100 Ceilidh (or Barn) dances. -! put this collection together in the hope it will encourage more people to enjoy dancing. There's a little history and anecdotal comment attached to each dance for added interest. If there are any dances you'd like to see added, or perhaps put into a 2nd volume - please get in touch!
I hope you enjoy this collection, and perhaps finding some new dances to keep your feet active on the dance floor.