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

These Bloody Islands at Aye Write

Aye Write, Glasgow’s very own literary festival, kicks off again in March. And I’m lucky enough to be part of it! On Sunday March 17 I’ll be joining authors Anna...

Granite Noir

I’m delighted to announce that I’m making my Granite Noir debut this year. I’ll be in Aberdeen on Saturday February 23 to talk about Finding characters and their milieu with...

Writing Workshop

I’m joining forces with Theresa Talbot to present an introductory Writing Workshop next month in Glasgow. At a special price of only £40, the all day event will include how...

Four Blokes and the Sleuthing gang join forces again

A double bill of crime in the Theatre Royal, Dumfries, promises to be utterly mysterical!

The fire that never was

In the early 90s I wrote a feature article on the 1929 Glen Cinema fire in Paisley. It was never published, for a variety of reasons. I recently found it and thought I'd share.


A taster for Douglas Skelton's next book. Please note - this is NOT an excerpt.

There’s nothing faster than a speeding Bullitt

Here's another movie they should never remake. Because they'd just make a complete mess of it.

Bad days, black rocks and good movies

I treated myself this Christmas to some new Blu-Ray discs, this new-fangled streaming, downloading and subscribing carry on not being for an old fogey like me. I like a disc,...


This was a little writing exercise I did some time ago and posted on an old blog page.

A love letter to the Mitchell Library

Book Week Scotland kicks off tomorrow and it brought to mind this piece from a few years ago.