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Tag – You’re Dead


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Maverick investigator Dominic Queste is on the trail of missing butcher Sam Price. But he soon uncovers links to a killer with a taste for games.

What began as a simple favour for his girlfriend quickly descends into a battle for survival against an enemy who has no qualms about turning victims into prime cuts. Amidst a twisted game of cat and mouse, suspicious coppers, vicious crooks and a seemingly random burglary, Queste has to keep his wits about him.

Or he might just find himself on the butcher’s block.

REVIEWS OF Tag – You’re Dead

“A thoroughly gripping whodunit that shows just how darkly humorous Tartan Noir can become: and how genuinely chilling it can be at the same time.” Undiscovered Scotland

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  • Rights: World
  • BIC code(s): FF
  • BISAC code(s): FIC050000

Tag – You’re Dead

About the author

Douglas Skelton

Douglas Skelton, whose book Open Wounds was 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 11 true crime books. In 2011, he made the leap to writing crime fiction with the hugely successful series of Davie McCall thrillers. Tag – You’re Dead is his sixth novel and the second to feature Dominic Queste, following on from last year’s The Dead Don’t Boogie.

Praise for the first Dominic Queste book, The Dead Don’t Boogie:

“A heady mixture of hardboiled detective novel and super-sharp black humour and it’s a winning combination that will keep you engaged throughout.” – Crime Fiction Lover.

“Queste can be relied on to have a darkly witty take on his predicament.” – Sunday Times Crime Club.

“A great read that draws you in and keeps you hooked until it spits you out, 235 extremely enjoyable pages later… satisfying and convincing, and unexpected.” – Undiscovered Scotland.

“The plot rattles along at break-neck speed. This is modern pulp fiction at its best… fast-paced and flippant.” – Alistair Braidwood, Scots Whay Hae.

“Absolutely brilliant. A quick-witted and vastly entertaining novel that takes Skelton into the crime fiction big league.” – Alex Gray.

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