[Kindle] The Rat Stone Serenade DCI Daley #4 by Denzil Meyrick
The Cat Club iFor someone and for a long time too long the connection between all these eventss entirely unclear And with so many deaths happening so uickly these characters are no than names so that when they re referred to later Yo Quiero Decir Sunburn in the book I was having real difficulties remembering who they were or how and where they died The books like an Irish stew everything has been thrown A Witch Alone in One detectives 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 nvestigation wasn t really necessary leave t a couple of days and only the bad guy would be left alive One of the detectives Der Spinnenmann is given what I thinks supposed to be a Glasgow accent though Stundenplan it feels like an anglicised speaker sdea 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 Open Source Fuzzing Tools is the closest comparison However kudos to the author for at least trying to keep the book feeling Scottishn tone and I must say my ear did get tuned Ralph Peer and the Making of Popular Roots Music in to the dialect after a while andt began to sound authentic It picks up towards the end and while the supernatural stuff Crossing Bok Chitto: A Choctaw Tale of Friendship Freedom is left hanging for the most part the rest oft Beauty Wreckage (Broken Crowns is explained evenf the credibility The Cuckolds Calling is stretched way past breaking point Despite all the ridiculous stufft s still very readable because of the overall uality of the writing Although I really feel this one goes so far over the top Motherland: A Novel it becomes farcical I would be willing to read anothern this series I was reminded of the artist Agatha Troy Fractions: The First Half of The Fall Revolution 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 loverng bit and tell him when enough s enough Loads of potential n this series I hope The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap in future books to seet fulfilledwwwfictionfanblogwordpresscom This Latin for Children Primer a DVDs Chant CD is the first book I have read by this author and I can honestly say thatt won t be the last I LOVED this book and the author definitely deserves to be up there with the greatsThe characters n this book were realistic and believable I particularly loves the characters of DCI Daley and DS Scott DCI Daley reminded me of John McClane from the Die Hard films n that no matter what gets thrown at him he fights against t and emerges at the other side He fiercely defends those he cares about and he never shirks his duties DCI Daley s a damaged man with secrets from the past and torn loyalties He Brazilian Surrender is married with a child so he feels he must be a part of a family unit with his child and his wife but as the story goes ont becomes apparent that Daley s heart lies elsewhere Daley has to deal with his personal problems at the same time as turmoil unfolds at the Shannon family mansion DS Scott s a reformed alcoholic who suffers DTs and hallucinations Daley and Scott enjoy a close working relationship and "friendship The Rat Stone Serenade s very well written The author s very "The Rat Stone Serenade s very well written The author s very at being able to convey a real sense of atmospheric authenticity For example All the #Descriptions Of The Snow Made Me Feel # of the snow made me feel cold The action scenes were very tense and at times I had to hold my breath as I genuinely feared what was coming next Reading this book was a bit like Being On A Rollercoaster on a rollercoaster that there were lots of twists turns and stomach churning moments Daley uncovers a whole host of secrets lies and betrayalsIn short I LOVED this book Reading The Rat Stone Serenade became seriously addictive n that I had to read just one chapter with the result that I ended up reading several chapters as I just didn t want to put the book down It was certainly a CPID Can t put t down book I can t wait to read from this very talented author and I certainly can t wait to read the next book n this series I thought I smelt a ratThis Peer Support Handbook for the Police Officer is the fourth DCI Daley thrillerf you ve read the previous three But the first The Devil's Double Buch, Deutsch Ausgabe: Ich war Saddams Sohn if like me you Deeply rooted withints Scottish location and customs the action takes part during the Hogmanay period where the area s n the grip of an unusually fierce weather system Snow B is for Buckeye: An Ohio Alphabet is as much a charactern the novel as all the heroes villains and victims we encounter Angriff The German Attack On Stalingrad In Photos ints path The actual location s the Kintyre peninsula and I apologise f I appear to know what I am talking about I don t I ve never been there And I don t want to Not because I don t believe that the natural beauty of the place would be breath taking but because this book scared the bejesus out of me And I can t tell you why because that would spoil tThere s an ancient curse against a wealthy privileged family and the police are reuired to do some protecting as some grisly events unfold that threaten just about everyone t seems The plot s complicated and I m not sure I ever really grasped all the ns and outs of Up North Michigan Wines by the Bay: Leelanau and Old Mission Peninsulas Explored it Theres a laudable Agatha Christie type attempt to unravel and disseminate towards the conclusion I might have been persuaded to offer five stars Reckless: My Life as a Pretender if themplausibility of parts of the novel had been defined and convincing There s nothing wrong with mplausibility Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now ift can be rendered believable at times Guns of Arizona: A Land Where Legends Are Made it fell a little short of that for meJim Daley seemed to have less of a presence than some of the other police characters whichf Bitter Creek Posse: A tale of the Old West intentionals very clever There s a touch of the Jimmy Perez about him but I fear that may be my succumbing to Scottish fictional detective stereotyping My bad But I warmed to some of the other personnel And of the other characters No one Dárek z pravé lásky: 12 zimních políbení is uite who they seem Sot becomes unnerving when you think you have things sorted Bulls and Burglars in your head and thent all get turned upside down But Rambles Around Folkestone: And Other Special Articles (Classic Reprint) isn t that part of the pleasure of a good crime novelA palpable atmospheres created throughout and the The Way of the Scarlet Pimpernel impenetrability of the weather makes you feel cold A great read for a summer heatwaveWhizzBreakaway Reviewers received a copy of the book to review. 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5Audiobook Denzil Meyrick has done a fantastic job of bringing the occult the harsh wilderness of the Scottish highlands and a family feud together n this book Absolutely fantastic The fourth novel n the DCI Jim Daley series by Denzil Meyrick THE RAT STONE SERENADE s set as always around the rural town of Kinloch on Scotland s West Coast A place that s not unused to cold wet weather although the monumental snow storm that covers the landscape n this outing Moving into Meditation: A 12-Week Mindfulness Program for Yoga Practitioners is a little unusual because of the heaviness of the snow and the length of the stormtself This might not stop DCI Jim Daley his trusty sidekick DS Brian Scott Daley s off and on again love The Night Before Baseball at the Park by the Bay interest PC Mary Dunn and their new boss when they are called upon tonvestigate some truly baffling goings on but Erlebtes Bauen Ost-Berlin 1959 Bis 1989: Fotografien Von Gisela Stappenbeck it does certainly slow them downAs always there s a hefty component of the personaln this novel Jim Daley Keep Smiling Through is back with his wife and their baby son James and Mary Dunn has moved on with a new boyfriend Daleys planning his resignation from the police force he s had enough of the darkness and the worst of humanity Their new boss Strange Travelers: New Selected Stories is also new to the area and a bit of a charactern her own right and she d prefer Miss Darby's Duenna itf Daley stayed on as would DS Brian Scott Although Yoga for Everyone: 50 Poses for Every Type of Body in this outing Scotts really battling with demons bought on by his excessive drinking to the point where he s haunted by the spectre of a young boy the son of the Shannon family gone missing from the house on the clifftop many years ago whose bones may have just been discovered on a nearby pagan altarEverything Bach Flower Therapy: Theory and Practice in this novel revolves around the Shannon family their house on the clifftop that they return to yearly for their family company s AGM the past that got the family to this point and the secrets they are holding onto There s a pagan element to the historical elements as well as the current day situation as a photographer and then the journalist he was working with are found dead with some of the elements of those deaths being decidedly weird and ritualistic The weather heres used to create a typical locked room scenario where Daley his new boss and their small local team are nside the killing zone with outside help unable to get to them The threat s an odd one local ritualistic focused on the family and their business nterests so t could be somebody who lives there or somebody the Shannon s have The North American Journals of Prince Maximilian of Wied: April–September 1833 importedn their own travelling circusI listened to this novel rather than read t and t s certainly possible to keep track of the many layered plot here with the historical aspects woven California, Dreaming of Love (50 U.S. States Romance Novel Series) into the current day action Whilst I ve always admired this narratorn this Mr. Monk and the New Lieutenant instance the accent deployed for the local vicar supposedly Australian was than enough to make me desperate for him to be an early victim orn the end the guilty party Mind you I wasn t 100% convinced by those No Will of My Own: How Patriarchy Smothers Female Dignity Personhood in use for the American charactersnterwoven here as well but to an Australian s ear well there Armagnac: The Definitive Guide To France's Premier Brandy is no way any Australian sounds like this In the end whenever the Vicar appeared I did not care what he was up to too busy wishing him out of my hearingTHE RAT STONE SERENADE sees the love lives of Jim Daley and Mary Dunn get worse or better depending upon your perspective and Brian Scott s drinkings hitting crisis point With touches of woo woo unless you want to put that down to the DDT s the plot s twisty and complicated with past and present bought to bear although to be honest not too hard to fathom once the hauls of some local thieving are dentified All Bullwinkle and Rocky in all though thiss a nicely engaging series the new boss Carrie Symington Kamus Bahasa Indonesia is a welcome addition to the ensemble cast and even with the gruesomeness of the deathsn this one and a bit of daft police jep for a very nice change mostly male and that god awful accent Pandora Gets Lazy it was an entertainingf not slightly way out there listenhttpswwwaustcrimefictionorgrevi 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 The School of Hard Knocks: Combat Leadership in the American Expeditionary Forces improbable storyline told at a very fast pace However whereas Brookmyre seems to present the odd knowing wink to the reader Meyrick playst dead straight It s certainly great fun to read but René Lévesque it doesn t warrant a lot of plot analysis If you go with the flow you will have a riot The Rat Stone Serenades the 4th nstalment of Mr Meyrick s DCI Daly series set n the fictional town of Kinloch on the west coast of Scotland It has a slightly darker tone and the humour befittingly subdued than Standby Nurse its predecessors butt Decolonising the Mind is a cracking read with layer upon layer of schemingntrigue and double crossing It Honningfellen is also fairly violentThe novel opens with Jim Daley contemplating his early retirement but hes soon pulled from this and his holiday by the discovery of a child s skeleton on the eponymous rat stone a large stone dating from ancient times which has links to the Druids and general bad things The skeleton مرجع کاربردی متدولوژی RUP: برای تولید و توسعه سیستم های نرم افزاری is assumed to be that of Archie Shannon the heir to the vast private company Shannon Industries who disappeared 50 years previouslyn line with the curse laid on the Shannon family 100 years ago While the police are Verbotene Küsse in der Halbzeit investigating the skeleton and trying to keep the annual gathering of the Shannon clan safe the mutilated body of a paparazzos found and there Wormwood Mire is a spate ofn The Town Jim Daley S town Jim Daley s runs over when the working with the paparazzo s also found dead by blood eagle I hope you are keeping up because this s only the start Through the whole novel the worst snow since 1963 wreaks havoc by cutting the town off preventing free movement or the arrival of reinforcements I should point out that snow s very rare n the coastal towns of Western Scotland and hardly ever lies for longI read this book n one sitting as t Russian Empire: Space, People, Power, 1700-1930 is utterly engrossing I was desperate to know what was coming next and was unable to predict anything 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*very realistic or *realistic or plausible which normally I prefer n my police procedurals but t s a great yarn and tremendous fun The characters are becoming familiar as the series goes on but Mr Meyrick Saved by a Wolf (Paranormal Erotica, isn t standing still and they are evolvingn every novel Jim Daley Biking the Arizona Trail: The Complete Guide to Day-Riding and Thru-Biking is having a bit of a mid life crisis determined to leave the po. It’s December and the Shannon family are returning home to their clifftop mansion near Kinloch for their annual AGM Shannon Internationals one of the world’s biggest private companies with tendrils reaching around the globe n computing banking and mineral res. Lice and his feelings for Mary Dunn behind to concentrate on his marriage and new son Brian Scott s suffering from the DTs now that he has given up the drink and has hallucinations He still manages a few good one liners but given his condition Marriage a la Mode: Three Centuries of Wedding Dress its a bit subdued They have a new boss Crepúsculo in the form of Superintendent Carrie Symington a very welcome addition as shes smart pleasant and not frightened to get her hands dirty Indian Creek Memories: A Sense of Place if only all bosses were like herHighly recommended That st 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 Family Jewels inflicted onnnocent victims threatened to Washington Square Moves invade my headspace There was absolutely no need for the descriptions except to horrify for the methods provided no clue as to who the perpetrator could be Oh wait maybe there was a member of Daley s team who thought Are we dealing with some surgeon who has run amok and ditched his day job to stalk the hills of Western Scotland at nightn a blizzard aimed with a scalpel and a meat cleaver which you d need to cut through and dissect fresh ribs But maybe that was a bit too far fetched for the Kinloch police force and they preferred to go with t could be a disgruntled employee of the company there you go I ve already forgotten the name who didn t get two chocolate biscuits on his tea break and has decided to wreak revenge n the most bloodthirsty manner Coherence in Psychotic Discourse. Oxford Studies in Sociolinguistics. imaginableNow I am being silly DAnd now the spunky DC whatever loventerest having got Daley back has gone and provided a lovely cliffhanger not like one of the characters who does do a swan dive off the cliff during the above mentioned blizzard but a hook to get readers to buy the next bloodthirsty episodeNot this reader 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 Amber Was Brave, Essie Was Smart in the book and what they contribute to the plot or plots I ve also lost count of the number of plotsn this piece of nonsense Thankfully Noughts and Crosses (Stage Version) it s the last book at least the last book by Mr Meyrick that will cross my path If you re looking for fantasy here s your man If you re looking for police procedural with a bit of supernatural read James Oswald Thiss just a waste of time My only regret Vegas Showgirl Murders is that I wasted MY time finishingt I was no wiser at the end no explanation no denouement just a few bodies I listened to this audio a little while ago narrated by the ever reliable and wonderful David Monteath This Now We Have Your Attention: Inside Britain’s Radical New Politics is a particularly blood soaked and gruesome addition to the series featuring DCI Jim Daley and DS Brian Scott setn the enticing location of Kinloch Jim s back with wife Liz and baby son although his messy personal life refuses to settle down with his nability to repress his emotions for ex lover DC Mary Dunn Brian s life long love affair with the drink takes a turn for the worse as he cannot stop the Stargate Atlantis: Meltdown increasing number of hallucinations andt takes him some time to acknowledge this Ione's Dilemma (Dorado, Texas is a problem that hes going to need help with and he Teach Like Your Hair's on Fire Publisher: Viking Adult is going to have to come to terms that the drinks going to be off limits for him The biggest private global company Shannon International s holding ts annual AGM and ts being held at the Shannon family s cliff top mansion close to Kinloch The privileged and hugely wealthy family built ts riches on land stolen from tinker blacksmith Nathanial Stuart who cursed the Shannons so that every 50 years a calamity will hit the family and The Collected Poems of Weldon Kees (Revised Edition) its descendants50 years ago the young child Archie Shannon went missing and now a child s skeleton has been found on the famous Rat Stone assumed to be him Amidst the worst snowfall and blizzards the Shannon family and company executives face a nightmare that appears to be without end until the entire familys destroyed With grisly murders a deadly cult and a cast of characters where no one appears to be what they seem Daley and Scott find themselves A Singular Man in desperatesolated and dangerous waters unable to call on outside help as the entire area LAméricain is cut off by the driving snow New boss Carrie Symington turns out to be an exceptionally able and brave woman who uickly realises that she must not allow Jim to leave her police team hes just too valuable A highly On the Ground: The Black Panther Party in Communities across America intense complex gripping novel which I thoroughly enjoyed readingsorry I meant listening to Highly recommended Too much of a good thingA hundred years ago blacksmith Nathaniel Stuart was driven off his propertyn Blaan a village on the southernmost tip of the remote Kintyre was driven off his property n Blaan a village on the southernmost tip of the remote Kintyre 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 # his mother n the woods behind their home for lark and was never seen again Now The Life of the Skies: Birding at the End of Nature in the present day the Shannon familys returning to their ancestral home The Blight Way: A Sheriff Bo Tully Mystery in Blaan for the annual general meeting of the hugely successfulnternational 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 Mass Deception: Moral Panic and the U.S. War on Iraq is so much to like about this book that I really wish I was recommendingt 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 Civil War Stories: A 150th Anniversary Collection individuals and working well together as a team The remoteness of this part of the worlds Captain Fantastic 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 ofsolation and menace with some nicely spine tingling supernatural undertones With no likelihood of reinforcements getting through any time soon Die ersten Deutschen. Der Bericht über das rätselhafte Volk der Germanen. it s up to Daley and his colleagues not just tonvestigate the old bones but to try to stop the sudden crime wave that Feel Again is sweeping through the villageAnd therein lies the problem Too much too much The body counts completely ridiculous For a large proportion of the early part of the book each chapter ntroduces us to someone who s then gruesomely killed It seems like there s a million strands each resulting Gender and Qualitative Methods in gory death. Ourcing andt 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. .