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The Driftwood Girls by Mark Douglas-Home

The Driftwood Girls

Mark Douglas-Home

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Imprint: Penguin Books Ltd
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publication date: 9 Jan 2020
ISBN: 9781405923637
4 stars out of 5
Allan Massie
15 Jan 2020

"The knots Douglas-Home ties are so intricate and tight that you wonder if they can be unravelled."


It’s a first-class mystery, perplexing and at times disturbing, but also with a couple of comic scenes to lighten the atmosphere. McGill is a resourceful investigator, made credible by a melancholy that stops little short of depression. The thorough research is convincing without smothering or retarding the narrative. All in all, it’s a novel that is satisfying, intelligent and compelling, perhaps the finest, so far, of the Sea Detective series – a series that is established already as one of the best in contemporary crime fiction.

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