The tortured corpses of young alcoholics and drug addicts are turning up in Glasgow and only Eddie Henderson seems to know why. When he tries to tell the police, his information is ridiculed and he's told to stop wasting their time.

One officer, junior detective Catherine Douglas, believes him, and together they set out to discover why the dregs of Glasgow's underbelly are being found, dead and mutilated.

Bloq Blue Wicked The Cabinetmaker

A father waits in Glasgow's Central Station for his daughter, coming home from London for Christmas. When the last train has pulled in, and she doesn't get off it, he makes a desperate overnight dash to find out why. His search for her takes over his life, costing him his job and, as he withdraws from home, family and friends, he finds himself alone, despairing of ever seeing her again.

A Cabinetmaker's only son is brutally murdered, and the gang of thugs who killed him walk free after a bungled prosecution.

It's young Glasgow detective John McDaid's first murder case.

This is the story of their lifelong friendship, the cabinetmaker's quest for justice, and the detective's search for the truth.

The Crime Books


Alan Jones is a Scottish author with three gritty crime stories to his name, the first two set in Glasgow, the third one based in London. He has now switched genres, and his WW2 trilogy will be published from August to December 2021. It is a Holocaust story set in Northern Germany.

He is married with four grown up children and four wonderful grandchildren.

He has recently retired as a mixed-practice vet in a small Scottish coastal town in Ayrshire and is one of the coxswains on the local RNLI lifeboat. He makes furniture in his spare time, and maintains and sails a 45-year-old yacht, cruising in the Irish Sea and on the beautiful west coast of Scotland. He loves reading, watching films and cooking. He still plays football despite being just the wrong side of sixty.

His crime novels are not for the faint-hearted, with some strong language, violence, and various degrees of sexual content. The first two books also contain a fair smattering of Glasgow slang.

He is one of the few self-published authors to be given a panel at the Bloody Scotland crime fiction festival in Stirling and has done two pop-up book launches at previous festivals.

He has spent the last five years researching and writing the Sturmtaucher Trilogy.



Hair past a freckle, Karen Cole - Book of the year (Trilogy)

The Book Review Café, Lorraine Rugman - Book of the year (Trilogy)

Me and my books,  Yvonne Bastian - Book of the year (Trilogy)

Books from Dusk til Dawn, Susan Hampson - Book of the year (Trilogy)

Cal Turner Reviews, Cal Turner - Top Reads, 2021 (The Gathering Storm)

Chapter in my life, Sharon Bairden -Top 10 Reads, 2021 (The Gathering Storm)

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