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  • Location: Scottish Highlands, Dingwall

The Art of Dying

The Art of Dying

Why a Booktrail?

2000s: A crime linked to a chilling retirement home

  • ISBN: 978-1473696990
  • Genre: Crime, Police Procedural

What you need to know before your trail

When businessman Thomas Peterson is killed outside a football ground in the Highlands, there are several witnesses. Yet the hunt for the killer is proving as futile as the search for a motive. Possible connections to Russian money and an eerie retirement home are soon thrown into the mix. To further complicate things, DI Westphall’s MI6 past is coming back to haunt him. Guilt stalks his dreams, but could there be a message in these nightmares? Westphall is in danger of losing his head just when he needs it the most. He must find answers, and fast, before the murderer strikes again.

Travel Guide

Travel Booktrail style to Dingwall, Scottish Highlands

Dingwall is a town and a royal burgh in the Highlands of Scotland and there are roughly some  5500 people living there. Dingwall formerly served as the county town of the county of Ross and Cromarty. It lies near the head of the Cromarty Firth- the large expanse of water which constantly features in the novels. For a small place, there’s a lot going on in these books. Experts from Inverness and Glasgow are drafted in when cases get a little more complicated and need more resources which they often do in these novels.

Rural Scotland is the perfect place for supernatural- themed novels, police procedurals where remote locations really work and the general bad weather which always help in crime novels.

Both the language and the violence can be graphic at times but the fascinating thing about these novels is that the Scottish banter, vernacular and atmosphere really do give them the edge.

Booktrail Boarding Pass: The Art of Dying

Destination:  Scottish Highlands, Dingwall  Author/Guide: Douglas Lindsay   Departure Time:  2000s

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