The Dead Don’t Boogie

Douglas Skelton

Douglas Skelton, shortlisted for Scottish Crime Book of the Year 2016, is a writer who specialises in the darker side of things: he’s a former journalist who has published eleven true crime books. In 2011 he made the leap to writing crime fiction, beginning with the hugely successful series of Davie McCall thrillers and continuing with the Dominic Queste series: The Dead Don’t Boogie and Tag – You’re Dead. His latest thriller, The Janus Run, is NYC noir at its finest.

The Dead Don’t Boogie

by Douglas Skelton

  • RRP: £8.99 (print) / £3.99 (ebook)
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781910192443
  • Ebook ISBN: 9781910192450



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A missing teenage girl should be an easy job for Dominic Queste – after all, finding lost souls is what he does best. But wouldn’t it be better sometimes if lost souls just stayed that way?

Jenny Deavers is trouble, especially for an ex- cokehead like Queste. She’s being hunted. And for the people tracking her, murder is nothing.

As the bodies pile up, so does the pressure on Queste both to protect Jenny and to find out who wants her dead. The trail leads him to a brutal world of gangsters, merciless hitmen, dark family secrets and an insatiable lust for power in the highest echelons of politics.

REVIEWS OF The Dead Don’t Boogie

“Fast-paced, funny and frightening – Dominic Queste’s first outing supplies it all.” Lin Anderson

“Absolutely brilliant ... vastly entertaining ... takes Skelton into the crime fiction big league.” Alex Gray

“Smart, sassy and funny as hell.” Neil Broadfoot

“If you like your humour black and your detective novels hard boiled, this is a cut above the rest.” Theresa Talbot

“Dark noir at its finest ... compulsive reading. One of the best crime novels I have read in a long time." Mark Leggatt

“A white-knuckle, wisecracking thrill-ride.” Caro Ramsay