“A white-knuckle, wisecracking thrill ride”

Posted on September 8, 2016

Douglas Skelton’s The Dead Don’t Boogie – a hard-hitting and witty crime thriller with more pop culture references than a Simon Pegg movie – is out on 8 September 2016.

Featuring Dominic Queste, a seen-it-all investigator with a nose for a story and Class As, The Dead Don’t Boogie explores a brutal world of gangsters, merciless hitmen, dark family secrets and an insatiable lust for power in the highest echelons of politics.

It should be a simple job for Queste: track down a missing teenage girl. But it soon becomes clear that he is not the only one on her trail. Other darker forces are on the hunt and will stop at nothing to catch their prey.

In this “absolutely brilliant” and “vastly entertaining” mystery, the wisecracking Queste will need all his street smarts to outwit the enemy and keep staying alive… because the dead don’t boogie.


Douglas Skelton will be launching The Dead Don’t Boogie at Waterstones, Argyle St, Glasgow, on 8 September, 6.30pm, with Caro Ramsay.

He will also be appearing at the Bloody Scotland crime writing festival in Stirling on 10 September at 12.15pm: