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Summary The Rat Stone Serenade DCI Daley #4 ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Tt are assigned to protect their illustrious visitors As an ancient society emerges from the blizzards and its creation the Rat Stone reveals grisly secrets ghosts of the past come to haunt the Shannons As the curse decrees death is coming but for whom and from what. If Dennis Wheatley wrote police procedurals they would turn out a bit like this A mad concoction of the supernatural and the mundane with little space to draw breath It reminds me of some of Christopher Brookmyre s work Not for the Scottish setting but for the connection of an improbable storyline told at a very fast pace However whereas Brookmyre seems to present the odd knowing wink to the reader Meyrick plays it dead straight It s certainly great fun to read but it doesn t warrant a lot of plot analysis If you go with the flow you will have a riot Die swaard verteer protect their illustrious visitors As an ancient society emerges from the blizzards and its creation the Rat Stone reveals grisly secrets ghosts of the The Silver Pigs police Rock the Boat procedurals they would turn out a bit like this A mad concoction of the supernatural and the mundane with little space to draw breath It reminds me of some of Christopher Brookmyre s work Not for the Scottish setting but for the connection of an improbable storyline told at a very fast Literarische Orte in Deutschsprachigen Erz�hlungen Des Mittelalters pace However whereas Brookmyre seems to Reign of a King Kingdom Duet #1 present the odd knowing wink to the reader Meyrick Mr Black And White plays it dead straight It s certainly great fun to read but it doesn t warrant a lot of Misteri Perilaku Anak Sulung Tengah Bungsu dan Tunggal plot analysis If you go with the flow you will have a riot

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Summary The Rat Stone Serenade DCI Daley #4 ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub It’s December and the Shannon family are returning home to their clifftop mansion near Kinloch for their annual AGM Shannon International is one of the world’s biggest private companies with tendrils reaching around the globe in computing banking and mineral res. 5Audiobook Denzil Meyrick has done a fantastic job of bringing the occult the harsh wilderness of the Scottish highlands and a family feud together in this book Absolutely fantastic Lucien Intégrale Vol 1 private companies with tendrils reaching around the globe in computing banking and mineral res. 5Audiobook Denzil Meyrick has done a fantastic job of bringing the occult the harsh wilderness of the Scottish highlands and a family feud together in this book Absolutely fantastic

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Summary The Rat Stone Serenade DCI Daley #4 ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Ourcing and it has brought untold wealth and privilege to the family 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 Sco. Too much of a good thingA hundred years ago blacksmith Nathaniel Stuart was driven off his property in Blaan a village on the southernmost tip of the remote Kintyre peninsula on the west coast of Scotland Of tinker stock Stuart cursed the landowner Archie Shannon declaring that every fifty years calamity will befall his family and their descendants until the end of time Fifty years later young Archie Shannon hid from his mother in the woods behind their home for a lark and was never seen again Now in the present day the Shannon family is returning to their ancestral home in Blaan for the annual general meeting of the hugely successful international company they now own But things take a sinister turn when the bones of a young child are discovered on the Rat Stone an ancient site surrounded by much superstition and fearThere is so much to like about this book that I really wish I was recommending it highly It s very well written and the recurring characters of DCI Daley and his small team are done well each with a distinct personality each flawed but all likeable as individuals and working well together as a team The remoteness of this part of the world is increased when an unusually severe snowstorm cuts off the roads to the mainland and causes power cuts throughout the area Meyrick creates an excellent atmosphere of isolation and menace with some nicely spine tingling supernatural undertones With no likelihood of reinforcements getting through any time soon it s up to Daley and his colleagues not just to investigate the old bones but to try to stop the sudden crime wave that is sweeping through the villageAnd therein lies the problem Too much too much The body count is completely ridiculous For a large proportion of the early part of the book each chapter introduces us to someone who is then gruesomely killed It seems like there s a million strands each resulting in gory death for someone and for a long time too long the connection between all these events is entirely unclear And with so many deaths happening so uickly these characters are no than names so that when they re referred to later in the book I was having real difficulties remembering who they were or how and where they died The book is like an Irish stew everything has been thrown in One detective is an alcoholic trying to lay off the booze while a couple of the others are having an affair with each other There are dead businessmen human sacrifices dodgy business dealings vicars with secrets ex nuns tinkers curses and about three people all having visions either supernatural caused by drink or due to brain damage Corpses with their skin flayed corpses on bonfires corpses on sacrificial stones Every now and again new people had to arrive by helicopter or boat just so there would be people to bump off One felt an investigation wasn t really necessary leave it a couple of days and only the bad guy would be left alive One of the detectives is given what I think is supposed to be a Glasgow accent though it feels like an anglicised speaker s idea of what a generic Scottish dialect sounded like circa 1950 a bit too Sunday Post which will mean nothing to non Scots sorry Twee perhaps is the closest comparison However kudos to the author for at least trying to keep the book feeling Scottish in tone and I must say my ear did get tuned in to the dialect after a while and it began to sound authentic It picks up towards the end and while the supernatural stuff is left hanging for the most part the rest of it is explained even if the credibility is stretched way past breaking point Despite all the ridiculous stuff it s still very readable because of the overall uality of the writing Although I really feel this one goes so far over the top it becomes farcical I would be willing to read another in this series I was reminded of the artist Agatha Troy in Ngaio Marsh s books who never knew when one of her pictures was finished and needed her lover Roderick Alleyn to tell her when to stop painting I really hope Meyrick can find an editor who will perform the same function for him the stopping bit not the lover ing bit and tell him when enough is enough Loads of potential in this series I hope in future books to see it fulfilledwwwfictionfanblogwordpresscom


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    [The Rat Stone Serenade DCI Daley #4] E–pub ↠ Denzil Meyrick I listened to this audio a little while ago narrated by the ever reliable and wonderful David Monteath This is a

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    Denzil Meyrick · 9 Free read Free read · E-book, or Kindle E-pub · Denzil Meyrick Free read The Rat Stone Serenade DCI Daley #4 The Rat Stone Serenade is the 4th instalment of Mr Meyrick's DCI Daly series set in the fictional town of Kinloch on the west coast of Scotland It has a slightly darker tone and the humour befittingly subdued than its pred

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    Denzil Meyrick · 9 Free read Free read · E-book, or Kindle E-pub · Denzil Meyrick [The Rat Stone Serenade DCI Daley #4] E–pub ↠ Denzil Meyrick 5Audiobook Denzil Meyrick has done a fantastic job of bringing the 'occult' the harsh wilderness of the Scottish highlands and a family feud together in this book Absolutely fantastic

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    Denzil Meyrick · 9 Free read [The Rat Stone Serenade DCI Daley #4] E–pub ↠ Denzil Meyrick Too much of a good thingA hundred years ago blacksmith Nathaniel Stuart was driven off his property in Blaan a village on the southernmost tip of the remote Kintyre peninsula on the west coast of Scotland Of tinker stock Stuart cursed the landowner Archie Shannon declaring that every fifty years calamity will befall his family and their descendants until the end of time Fifty years later young Archie Shannon hid from his mother

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    Free read · E-book, or Kindle E-pub · Denzil Meyrick [The Rat Stone Serenade DCI Daley #4] E–pub ↠ Denzil Meyrick Denzil Meyrick · 9 Free read That’s it for me Mr Meyrick You have plumbed new depths with this blood soaked silly rambling nonsense Thank goodness I listened and could pull the earbuds out when yet another description of graphic violence inflicted on innocent victims threatened to invade my headspace There was absolutely no need for the descriptions except to horrify

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    [The Rat Stone Serenade DCI Daley #4] E–pub ↠ Denzil Meyrick The fourth novel in the DCI Jim Daley series by Denzil Meyrick THE RAT STONE SERENADE is set as always around the rural town of Kinloch on Scotl

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    [The Rat Stone Serenade DCI Daley #4] E–pub ↠ Denzil Meyrick Denzil Meyrick · 9 Free read This is the first book I have read by this author and I can honestly say that it won’t be the last I LOVED this

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    [The Rat Stone Serenade DCI Daley #4] E–pub ↠ Denzil Meyrick Free read · E-book, or Kindle E-pub · Denzil Meyrick Free read The Rat Stone Serenade DCI Daley #4 Dire That's the only word for this book The previous three have been uite good but this one plumbs new depths I've lost count of the number of the number of characters in the book and what they contribute to the plot or plots I've also lost count of the number of plots in this piece of nonsense Thankfully it's the last book at least the last

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    [The Rat Stone Serenade DCI Daley #4] E–pub ↠ Denzil Meyrick If Dennis Wheatley wrote police procedurals they would turn out a bit like this A mad concoction of the supernatural and the mundane with little space to draw breath It reminds me of some of Christopher Brookmyre's work Not for the Scottish setting but for the connection of an improbable storyline told at a very fast pace

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    Free read The Rat Stone Serenade DCI Daley #4 Free read · E-book, or Kindle E-pub · Denzil Meyrick Denzil Meyrick · 9 Free read I thought I smelt a ratThis is the fourth DCI Daley thriller if you’ve read the previous three But the first if like me you Deeply rooted within its Scottish location and customs the action takes part during the Hogmanay period wher

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  • The Rat Stone Serenade DCI Daley #4
  • Denzil Meyrick
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  • 27 March 2019
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