Davie McCall McIlvanney Listed Dead Don’t Boogie


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

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Scotland the Grave at Bloody Scotland

What a panel I’m on at Bloody Scotland this year. I’d better bring my A game. Catriona McPherson, Gillian Galbraith, Russel D McLean – hell, I’ll need to get in...

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Glasgow launch for The Dead Don’t Boogie

Bestselling author Caro Ramsay, below, will be putting Douglas Skelton to the question during the Glasgow launch for THE DEAD DON’T BOOGIE. The bestselling author of the Anderson and Costello...


The Dead Don’t Boogie – Ayr Launch

Come along to the launch in Ayr of the first Dominic Queste thriller THE DEAD DON’T BOOGIE. Bestselling Author Michael J. Malone, below, will be chatting to Douglas Skelton about the...


Reviews – Books from Luca Veste and Russel D. McLean

Reviews of 'Then She Was Gone' and 'And When I Die'


Crime Factor – Livingston, I presume

Crime Factor has one date in August (the Glasgow one was cancelled through circumstances beyond out control). And we’re coming to Livingston! So if you’re around on Thursday, pop in...


REVIEW: A Time of Torment by John Connolly

I heap praise upon the head of a master storyteller.


Bute Noir

Come doon the watter for a great new crime writing festival

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If it’s Tuesday, it must be…

It's been a busy year so far. It doesn't look as if it's slowing down any! Thank goodness.


Reviews, July 2016.

Reviews of new books from TF Muir, Mason Cross and Matt Bendoris

Douglas Skelton, Neil Broadfoot, Mark Leggatt and GJ Brown will be hitting the road this year as Four Crime Writers in Search of a Plot. Picture: Daniel Morrison

Crime Factor hits the capital

Crime Factor comes to Edinburgh