While I’m not convinced I’ll ever read this, it’s maybe worth flagging up for anyone who likes to indulge in that nichest of genres, the Niseach crime thriller.

The first installment of a “Lewis Trilogy”, the book is written by Peter May of Machair “fame”, and opens on an unusually warm, windless August night on the Isle of Lewis as two loved-up teenagers, made brave by drink, disappear into a ramshackle boatshed. But their hurried passion is interrupted by a gruesome discovery. Hanging from a beam, strung up, and with intestines cascading to the vomit and blood smothered floor, is the corpse of Angel Macritchie, a local man who has spent the 30-odd years of his life making enemies on the island…

Scary stuff.

The book then goes on to take in Guga hunting and other murderous activities until, one assumes, the mystery is solved.

Crime books aren’t really my bag, I’d rather watch an episode of Scooby Dubh, but if anyone does pick it up, feel free to review it for us in the comments bit below…

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