A Small Death in the Great Glen: A Novel by A. D. ScottA Small Death in the Great Glen: A Novel by A. D. Scott

A Small Death in the Great Glen: A Novel

byA. D. Scott

Paperback | August 3, 2010

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Both probing character study and a driving novel of suspense, here is a novel that will linger in your mind like mist over the Scottish glens . . .

In the Highlands of 1950s Scotland, a boy is found dead in a canal lock. Two young girls tell such a fanciful story of his disappearance that no one believes them. The local newspaper staff—including Joanne Ross, the part-time typist embroiled in an abusive marriage, and her boss, a seasoned journalist determined to revamp the paper—set out to uncover and investigate the crime. Suspicion falls on several townspeople, all of whom profess their innocence. Alongside these characters are the people of the town and neighboring glens; a refugee Polish sailor; an Italian family whose café boasts the first known cappuccino machine in the north of Scotland; and a corrupt town clerk subverting the planning laws to line his own pocket.

Together, these very different Scots harbor deep and troubling secrets underneath their polished and respectable veneers—revelations that may prevent the crime from being solved and may keep the town firmly in the clutches of its shadowy past.

Title:A Small Death in the Great Glen: A NovelFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:416 pages, 8.25 × 5.31 × 1.3 inShipping dimensions:8.25 × 5.31 × 1.3 inPublished:August 3, 2010Publisher:Atria BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1439154937

ISBN - 13:9781439154939


Rated 3 out of 5 by from Enjoyed Took me until about half way through to get into this book but once I did, I was thoroughly engaged and enjoyed the book. I like the time period and location of the book, definitely a new perspective for me. Will definitely read the next in the series.
Date published: 2017-04-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Engaging first of a series Read all 5 in this delightful series set in 1950s Scottish Highlands, follows lives and loves of a group of characters working in a newspaper, solving murders.
Date published: 2016-11-22

Editorial Reviews

"Scott brilliantly evokes the life of a small Scottish town and touches on issues that continue to perplex and horrify us. Score a big victory for "A Small Death." —The Richmond Times-Dispatch