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

Join the jury in Largs

Come and be part of the jury next Monday in Largs Library. I’m visiting Largs Writers and will be outlining some real-life cases from the past – names and locations...

Carry on Sleuthing visits Troon

  The Carry on Sleuthing gang are heading for the seaside – with an ocean-based mystery! You’d think we planned it. But anyone who has seen Sleuthing knows that’s just...

A weekend of murder and mayhem

It’s an attractive little town, like many in the highlands. Neat streets. Solid stone buildings. Stunning views to the mountains. But for one weekend a year it becomes the focal...

Rebelling during Book Week Scotland

Book Week Scotland (November 19 to 24) is wonderful concept and I'm pleased it's going to be a busy one.

The Janus Run: Reviews

The Janus Run is a hit with reviewers

Four Blokes search for the plot in Bute

The Four Blokes boy band (????) heads for the exotic island of Bute on Friday to bring their own brand of lunacy to the islanders. Neil Broadfoot, Gordon Brown, Mark...

The Janus Run Glasgow Launch

I’ll be heading to Waterstones in Argyle Street for the Glasgow launch of THE JANUS RUN. I’ll be chatting about the book, writing about a city in which I don’t...

A packed autumn!

Things have suddenly turned busier than ever here at Hole-In-The-Wall. First, THE JANUS RUN is now out there and ready, willing and (hopefully) able to give readers a thrill ride...

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.