By Babs Horton
An evocative literary mystery set in a distant Welsh village. Thirty years in the past, in a distant Welsh village, Iffy, Bessie, Fatty and Billy shaped a impressive friendship and loved an impoverished but magical early life. That wintry weather they discovered a cranium with its entrance enamel lacking, that summer season they skilled an epidemic of frogs, crept right into a backyard jam-packed with unusual statutes, and stumbled on simply what mad Carty Annie have been amassing so secretly in these jars of hers. yet on the finish of that lengthy, scorching summer time of 1963, considered one of them disappeared...
Over thirty years later, retired detective Will Sloane, is forced to come to that unusual Welsh city of secrets and techniques and lunatics to attempt to unravel the case of the lacking baby. yet ahead of he can eventually become aware of the reality approximately what occurred, he unearths himself desirous about a few interlocking mysteries.
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"I completely loved Plague Of Crows. It's one other incredible instance of Scottish crime noir. there are many parts to spotlight. The writing is great. Sharp, fast-paced, gripping. " – Crime Fiction Lover
"An very good, good written tale that may entice readers of gritty, right down to earth crime / noir" – large Al's Books And Pals
"The fantastic and absolutely wonderful element of this novel is the characters, their shenanigans and their humour. Lindsay is humorous . .. and he writes approximately genuine people such as you and me who're simply as stressed, jealous, damaged, grasping and broken as we're. " – I intended To learn That
"Douglas Lindsay is a good Scottish export that are meant to be hailed within the comparable method as whisky, Rankin, haggis, tartan and people Jimmy hats that you should decide up from the Royal Mile. large stuff. " – Sea Minor
"I was once right now cringing on the horror of the murders after which guffawing from Hutton's interactions with the finer intercourse. It takes a skilled writer to drag off the sort of seamless swap of gears and Douglas Lindsay is simply that. " – only a man Who loves to Read
"If you love very darkish and irritating fiction, that's beautifully written and fantastically addictive, then this one is easily for you. super hugely instructed. " – previous canines And New Tricks
Douglas Lindsay is the writer of thirteen novels, together with The Unburied lifeless (DS Hutton series), we're the Hanged guy (DCI Jericho), the surreal mystery Being For the good thing about Mr Kite! and The lengthy dead night Of Barney Thomson (the Legend of Barney Thomson series), now a massive motion picture starring Robert Carlyle and Emma Thompson.
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A Jarful of Angels by Babs Horton