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The Dead Don't Boogie
The Dead Don't Boogie

The Dead Don't Boogie

Dominic Queste


250 Pages, 5 x 8

Trade Paper, $14.95 (US $14.95) (CA $19.95)

Publication Date: September 2017

ISBN 9781910192443

Rights: US & CA

Saraband (Sep 2017)

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The start of the new hard-as-nails, blackly humorous Dominic Queste series—quick-witted Scottish noir

A missing teenage girl should be an easy job for Dominic Queste—after all, finding lost souls is what he does best. But wouldn't it be better sometimes if lost souls just stayed that way? Jenny Deavers is trouble, especially for an ex-cokehead like Queste. She's being hunted. And for the people tracking her, murder is nothing. As the bodies pile up, so does the pressure on Queste, both to protect Jenny and to fnd out who wants her dead. The trail leads him to a brutal world of gangsters, merciless hitmen, dark family secrets and an insatiable lust for power in the highest echelons of politics.


"Crime to make you laugh out loud, with a new hero, warm and witty investigator Dominic Queste, delving into the dark side of the west of Scotland. I look forward to reading more Queste adventures." —Alex Gray's Books of the Year, The Times Crime Club

"A heady mixture of hardboiled detective novel and super-sharp black humour and it's a winning combination that will keep you engaged throughout. ?????" —Crime Fiction Lover

"The plot rattles along at break-neck speed. This is modern pulp fiction at its best . . . fast-paced and flippant." —Alastair Braidwood, Scots Whay Hae!

"If you like your humour black and your detective novels hard-boiled, The Dead Don't Boogie is a cut above the rest." —Theresa Talbot

"Dark noir at its finest . .  compulsive reading. One of the best crime novels I have read in a long time. Hugely enjoyable." —Mark Leggatt

"The Dead Don't Boogie is classic noir effortlessly transposed from the mean streets of Raymond Chandler's LA to 21st-century Glasgow. Dominic Queste is an engaging new hero with a unique voice." —Mason Cross

Author Biography

Douglas Skelton is the author of the Davie McCall series, and Devil's Gallop: Trips into Scotland's Dark and Bloody Past. The Dead Don't Boogie is his fifth novel and begins a new series.