A (fictional) Islay crime wave

Islay LinksIt seems Islay is becoming a hotbed of crime. Luckily only fictional, not in the real world. There are two books right now I’m aware of putting Islay on the crime fiction map. One has recently been published and is on my to read list, the other one is scheduled to be published in spring 2019.

The first book is Machir Bay by Alasdair Wham. I think I came across it via a news report, but I’m not entirely sure. Not all bookshops have it, but on Islay you can buy it from The Celtic House and online at Amazon. As I said I haven’t got round to read it yet, but I’ll report back once I have. The reviews are very positive, so I’m looking forward to reading it.

The second book I came across via a tweet by the author:

You can find more on Allan’s page for the book, including a teaser excerpt. He mentioned he’s hoping to have a launch event on Islay, so watch out for that.

23 thoughts on “A (fictional) Islay crime wave”

  1. Machir Bay is an excellent reads so available at Bridgend stores.
    One you forgot to mention is Smoke head, a bit far fetched but still a good read. I can’t remember the author but when manage to drag myself indoors, out of the Islay sunshine, I’ll post the authors name.

  2. Hi Armin, I am pleased to tell you that my new novel, Bac Mor, the exciting sequel to Machir Bay is now available, continuing the story of Peter Meldrum. The fast moving story takes readers from Islay to Ireland, then Mull and Iona before ending in a dramatic confrontation on the remote western shore of Jura.

    The beauty of the Hebrides cannot hide the evil force intent on hunting down and killing an innocent man.
    Catherine Robinson is dead – murdered on the orders of Desmond McGrory, a ruthless drug baron.
    Now his focus turns to Peter Meldrum, Catherine’s ex-lover. Can Peter escape the trap set by McGrory when he can’t even trust his own friends?
    The book is available from the Celtic House, Amazon and a number of good bookshops.

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