D.C.I. Daley

6 books in series
5 out of 5 stars 14 ratings

Whisky from Small Glasses 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.

©2015 Denzil Meyrick (P)2016 Audible, Ltd
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  • Book 1

    • Whisky from Small Glasses

    • A D.C.I. Daley Thriller, Book 1
    • By: Denzil Meyrick
    • Narrated by: David Monteath
    • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • no ice

    • By Tracey on 07-03-17

    Regular price: $20.24

  • Book 2

    • The Last Witness

    • A D.C.I. Daley Thriller, Book 2
    • By: Denzil Meyrick
    • Narrated by: David Monteath
    • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    James Machie was a man with a genius for violence, his criminal empire spreading beyond Glasgow into the UK and mainland Europe. Fortunately, James Machie is dead, assassinated in the back of a prison ambulance following his trial and conviction. But now, five years later, he is apparently back from the grave, set on avenging himself on those who brought him down. Top of his list is his previous associate, Frank MacDougall, who unbeknownst to D.C.I. Jim Daley, is living under protection on his lochside patch, the small Scottish town of Kinloch.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • kinloch mystery

    • By Tracey on 08-01-17

    Regular price: $15.98

  • Book 3

    • Dark Suits and Sad Songs

    • A D.C.I. Daley Thriller, Book 3
    • By: Denzil Meyrick
    • Narrated by: David Monteath
    • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    When a senior Edinburgh civil servant spectacularly takes his own life in Kinloch harbour, DCI Jim Daley comes face to face with the murky world of politics. To add to his woes, two local drug dealers lie dead, ritually assassinated. It's clear that dark forces are at work in the town. With his boss under investigation, his marriage hanging on by a thread, and his sidekick, DS Scott, wrestling with his own demons, Daley's world is in meltdown.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • suits

    • By Tracey on 08-07-17

    Regular price: $20.24

  • Book 4

    • The Rat Stone Serenade

    • A DCI Daley Thriller, Book 4
    • By: Denzil Meyrick
    • Narrated by: David Monteath
    • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

    It's December, and the Shannon family are returning home to their clifftop mansion. However, a century ago Archibald Shannon stole the land upon which he built their home, and his descendants have been cursed ever since. When heavy snow cuts off Kintyre, DCI Jim Daley and DS Brian Scott are assigned to protect their illustrious visitors. As an ancient society emerges from the blizzards, ghosts of the past come to haunt the Shannons. As the curse decrees, death is coming. But for whom, and from what?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another great installment!

    • By John S Tidy on 04-20-18

    Regular price: $20.24

  • Book 5

    • Well of the Winds

    • A DCI Daley Thriller, Book 5
    • By: Denzil Meyrick
    • Narrated by: David Monteath
    • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    As the Second World War nears its end, a man is stabbed to death on the shoreline of Kinloch, in the shadow of the great warships in the harbour. Many years later the postman on Gairsay, a tiny island off the coast of Kintyre, discovers that the Bremner family are missing from their farm. When DCI Daley comes into possession of a journal written by his wartime predecessor in Kinloch, Inspector William Urquhart, he soon realises that the Isle of Gairsay has many secrets.

    Regular price: $20.24

  • Book 6

    • The Relentless Tide

    • A DCI Daley Thriller, Book 6
    • By: Denzil Meyrick
    • Narrated by: David Monteath
    • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    When Professor Francombe and her team of archaeologists find the remains of three women on a remote Kintyre hillside - a site rumoured to have been the base of Viking warlord Somerled - their delight soon turns to horror when they realise the women tragically met their end little more than two decades ago. It soon becomes clear that these are the three missing victims of the ‘Midweek Murderer’, a serial killer who was at work in Glasgow in the early 1990s.  DCI Jim Daley now has the chance to put things right.

    Regular price: $20.72