A darkly atmospheric thriller with a labyrinthine plot with more twists than a Grand Prix track.
A Tartan Noir tour de force. Lindsay writes with an economy and skill all too rare in modern fiction . . . Brilliant
Richly atmospheric . . . Lindsay solidifies his place as one of the rising stars of tartan noir
As a hero, Westphall has a lot to offer and Song of the Dead is a sufficiently complex and gripping introductory case . . . all the indications are for a bright fictional future
A really tense murder mystery
A really addictive plot, and so atmospheric. Clever and unexpected
The novel's immersive and compelling dark mood whets the appetite for future instalments
Douglas Lindsay is an underrated writer with an eccentric, blisteringly satirical voice . . . enjoyably bizarre. I loved it
Readers who enjoy James Oswald's crime novels will devour fellow Scottish author Douglas Lindsay's ominous and atmospheric Song of the Dead...A brilliant introduction to the DI Westphall series
Bute Noir 2019
2nd Aug 2019
Douglas will be on the opening panel, a police procedural, alongside Caro Ramsay, Ed James and Craig Robertson. Douglas also has an event on Sunday morning alongside Douglas Skelton.