Don’t miss the second book in the Don Colyear series
Coming out on 22 Jul 2021
‘Cut his eyes out, so he has. What kind of a monster could. Cut his eyes out?’ The brutal murder of ten-year-old Callum Bradley sent shockwaves across Scotland but, as the weeks have stretched on with no solid leads, the investigation has been scaled back. Sergeant Don Colyear, Community Police Officer, is tasked with tying up a loose end: a 999 call which may have hinted at the boy’s mutilation and murder. However, the call was made fully three weeks before the crime took place. The caller turns out to be a resident at an Edinburgh care home, drifting in and out of lucidity due to dementia. Enough to write off the potential lead as a dead end. But when a fresh murder disturbs the city, the clock is ticking and Don is drawn far away from his usual beat onto a dark path to catch a violent killer.
Paperback available on 22 of July 2021
Publisher: Allison & Busby
Dimensions: 128 x 129 mm
Out in the Cold – Available November 2020
When you work in the police force, intuition is everything, and police sergeant Don Colyear has it in spades. It’s a gift that gets him into as much trouble as it gets him out of. After an incident makes remaining in Glasgow impossible, Don is sent to work in a remote Highlands town. He doesn’t want to be there and the feeling is mutual. His new Inspector wants him gone and the locals wonder why he’s even there. Still, Don makes a go of things, striking up a good working relationship with rookie officer Rowan Forbes.
As Don starts to investigate petty crimes, it soon becomes clear that there is something off about the town. A string of teenage disappearances have not been given due attention. Then there’s the gruesome murder of the groundsman of the local sporting estate. Why is the Inspector reluctant to properly investigate? Could the incidents be linked? As Don delves further into the town’s secrets, it’s not long until his own life is at risk.