The Loner by Quintin Jardine – £12.99
A brilliant new stand-alone crime thriller from Scotland’s Crime Master Xavier (Xavi) Aislado is a gentle giant, half Spanish, half Scot, brought up in Edinburgh by his grandmother, Paloma Puig, a ferocious old lady whose grim brand of care sees him into his teens, until his father moves back to Spain, leaving him to grow up fast. His emergence into manhood is colourful, and eventful. After a short career as a professional footballer, he turns to journalism, and has a bloody introduction to the trade, as his first assignment ends in violent death. Inevitably, remorselessly, as his autobiography unfolds, Xavi’s life and his love become entwined with his work, and he is immersed in tragedy, loss and betrayal, going halfway round the world in search of a truth that may destroy him.
The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party by Alexander McCall Smith- £16.99
The twelfth novel in the wonderful No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series, from master storyteller Alexander McCall Smith
Corrag by Susan Fletcher – £7.99
The new novel from Susan Fletcher, author of the bestselling ‘Eve Green’ and ‘Oystercatchers’. The Massacre of Glencoe happened at 5am on 13th February 1692 when thirty-eight members of the Macdonald clan were killed by government troops who had enjoyed the clan’s hospitality for the previous ten days. Many more died from exposure in the mountains.Fifty miles to the south Corrag is condemned for her involvement in the Massacre. She is imprisoned, accused of witchcraft and murder, and awaits her death. The era of witch-hunts is coming to an end — but Charles Leslie, an Irish propagandist and Jacobite, hears of the Massacre and, keen to publicise it, comes to the tollbooth to question her on the events of that night, and the weeks preceding it.
Scottish Highlands by Thomas Cook Publishing – £9.99
The traveller Guides Series are informative and concise, and are aimed at mainstream travellers wanting to discover something a little different on their trip. These indispensable guides offer the perfect blend of culture, history, practical information, mapping, photography listings. Second edition.
Hamish’s Groats End Walk : One Man & His Dog on a Hill Route Through Britain & Ireland by Hamish M. Brown – £14.99
Soon after completing the first continuous round of the Munros and publishing the ephenomenally successful Hamish’s Mountain Walk, Hamish Brown took to the outdoors and writing full time. With his famous Shetland Collie, Storm, he walked from John O’Groats to Lands End over the summer of 1979. A historical snapshot the resulting book is also an in depth look at these islands. Hamish took his time to meet people and to search out the soul of Scotland, England, Wales and Ireland. The result is the classic Hamish’s Groats End Walk.