It 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:
Watch out for my book The Peat Dead, set on #Islay, coming out next Spring from @ThunderPointLtd . Five bodies under the peat. Who are they? Who killed them? What's the secret they're hiding? https://t.co/EeNJ1G7f4q
— Allan Martin (@AllanMartinAuth) August 18, 2018