Amazing and Extraordinary Scotland The Dominic Queste books Davie McCall


I’m Douglas Skelton – a crime writer who specialises in fiction and non-fiction  from the darker side of our world. My non-fiction charts the true life exploits of murderers, criminals and cause celebres. My fiction focuses on the underbelly of Glasgow – Scotland’s biggest, industrial and working-class city; with a history of tobacco barons, Victorian elegance, manufacturing, gangs, and culture. It’s a hard but sentimental city. It’s a city with a fierce and abiding heart.

The Dead Don't Boogie

A missing teenager should be an easy job for Dominic Queste - after all, finding lost souls is what he does best. But sometimes it's better if those souls stay lost.

Davie McCall Series

Davie McCall has darkness inside him. A darkness that haunts him, but also helps him do despicable things to those trying to cause him and his friends harm.


Dark, black, hearts, valentines, Indian Peter and all true from Scotland.

Best Crime Book

Douglas Skelton's final Davie McCall book "Open Wounds" is listed for the McIlvanney Prize 2016 as best Crime Book of the Year at this year's Bloody Scotland

Latest Blog

Carry on Sleuthing returns to Tidelines

Yes, it’s true! Crime Writers Amalgamated Players (CWAP for short) are heading back to the seaside this September. Despite public demand – there may even have been a petition and...

Bloody Scotland – another fabulous weekend ahead.

Bloody Scotland promises to be bloody brilliant again.

Four Blokes Go To Embra

The second date on the Four Blokes in Search of a Plot whistlestop tour sees us in Edinburgh. We’re back in Blackwells bookstore, where we first appeared a couple of...

Four Blokes still in search of a plot – but have found new venues.

The Sacred Tea Cosy of Inspiration (Pat Pending – lovely woman) has given permission to release the first dates of the Four Blokes mini tour later this year. That doesn’t...

Four Blokes look for that plot in Glasgow

They seem to have been searching for that elusive plot for a long time – will they find it in Glasgow? Why not come along and find out! Neil Broadfoot,...

Over the sea to Skye

It’s no secret that I think Scotland is one of the most beautiful countries in the world. Apart from the midges. They ain’t so beautiful. It’s also no secret that...

Saxon, Thugs and Schlock & Gore

Who was the mysterious writer of gratuitous horror that enthralled the teenage author?

The Joy of Sexton

What set me on the road to crime?

Crime Writers Room 101

Caro Ramsay is in the chair (unless we pull it out from under her) for what promises to be an entertaining evening of likes and dislikes and the sending of...

Cutting to the Chase

What British crime writer appeared in court charged with obscenity?