Douglas Skelton

Douglas is a crime writer who specialises in the darker side of things. A former journalist, he has published eleven books on true crime and criminal history. But it was when Douglas made the leap into crime fiction in 2011 that he really made his mark. A hugely successful series of thrillers featuring Davie McCall, a Glasgow hard man with a heart, made people sit up and take notice. One of the McCall books, Open Wounds, was shortlisted for Scottish Crime Book of the Year 2016. Douglas showed his lighter side with two novels – The Dead Don’t Boogie and Tag, You’re Dead featuring maverick investigator Dominic Queste. He followed that with a US-based thriller The Janus Run. His latest novel, Thunder Bay, has been released to rave reviews. Roddie Drummond returns to the island of Stoirm for his mother’s funeral, fifteen years after he was charged with the murder of his lover. Severe weather is on its way and old secrets are about to be revealed to the world. Local reporter Rebecca Connolly is determined to find the meaning of the murdered woman’ s last words – Thunder Bay

Sunday 4 August 11am – 12pm

Print Point
“Highland Reeling”
Douglas Lindsay and Douglas Skelton

Sunday, 4 August 3.30pm –

Bute Museum
“Do As I Say (not as I do)”
Myra Duffy and Douglas Skelton offer advice to Lisa Gray, Noelle Holten and Allan Martin