Whisky from Small Glasses : D.C.I. Daley

  • by Denzil Meyrick
  • Narrated by David Monteath
  • Series: D.C.I. Daley
  • 10 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

DCI Jim Daley is sent from the city to investigate a murder after the body of a woman is washed up on an idyllic beach on the West Coast of Scotland. Far away from urban resources, he finds himself a stranger in a close-knit community.
Love, betrayal, fear and death stalk the small town, as Daley investigates a case that becomes more deadly than he could possibly imagine, in this compelling Scottish crime novel infused with intrigue and dark humour.
Denzil Meyrick was born in Glasgow and brought up in Campbeltown. After studying politics, he pursued a varied career including time spent as a police officer, freelance journalist, and director of several companies.
Beginning with Whisky From Small Glasses, The Last Witness and Dark Suits and Sad Songs, the DCI Daley series have all become Scottish Crime best sellers, with all three entering the Kindle top 10.
Whisky From Small Glasses reached number two in the store in the summer of 2015.


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Customer Reviews

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Great story, well performed, just a wee bit too gory.

David Monteath does a fabulous job of differentiating characters by gender, geographical origin, social class, educational status and mother-tongue (Gaelic, Scots, English or Scots-English).
Meyrick describes the people and country of this slightly disguised Kintyre town with affection, mixed with cynicism- just as I regard the "Three Towns" on the Ayrshire coast, in which I grew up, with delight in the scenery of the island hills, the long sandy beaches, and beauty of the sunsets, the starry sky, without pollution by street-lighting, and despair at the loss of economic opportunity in post-Thatcher Scotland.
I'm just not that wild about so much sickening violence- that you can find on TV any day - and it seems to be a trend to site mega-crime in such places as St Andrews (TF Muir) Aberdeen (Stuart MacBride).
I stop listening/reading when it goes too far, when it reaches vomit point, no matter how accurate the description of the location, the inhabitants, the customs and language of that place.
I don't yet believe that the entire world is mostly evil, that the High-Heid-Yins of the Scottish Polis are in the pay of Russian/ex-USSR mafia. Meyrick's world is almost without hope (and even religion is topsy-turvy- one character's "memories" of a Free Kirk minister on Barra!!! - a Catholic island - show his unreliability - obvious suspect)
The dialogue is dead well good and well observed, Monteath presents it with skill, but, thank God, Scotland's not yet "bandit country".
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- Mary Carnegie

excellent introduction to a new series of books

What made the experience of listening to Whisky from Small Glasses the most enjoyable?

the tone and pace of the book

What did you like best about this story?

the setting and characters - I've been looking for new authors in-between my Rebus and Bosch books - given up with Jack Reacher (too perfect, too drawn out stories) - Jim Daley is a great addition

Any additional comments?

looking forward to the rest

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- GS

Book Details

  • Release Date: 13-10-2016
  • Publisher: Audible Studios