A Small Death in the Great GlenLarge Print - 2010 | Large print ed
In the Highlands of 1950s Scotland, a boy is found dead in a canal lock. Two young girls tell such a fanciful story of his disappearance that no one believes them. The local newspaper staff -- including Joanne Ross, the part-time typist embroiled in an abusive marriage, and her boss, a seasoned journalist determined to revamp the paper -- set out to uncover and investigate the crime. Suspicion falls on several townspeople, all of whom profess their innocence. Alongside these characters are the people of the town and neighboring glens; a refugee Polish sailor; an Italian family whose cafè boasts the first known cappuccino machine in the north of Scotland; and a corrupt town clerk subverting the planning laws to line his own pocket. Together, these very different Scots harbor deep and troubling secrets underneath their polished and respectable veneers -- revelations that may prevent the crime from being solved and may keep the town firmly in the clutches of its shadowy past.
Publisher: Waterville, Me. : Thorndike Press, c2010
Edition: Large print ed
Branch Call Number: SCOTT
Characteristics: 607 p. ; 23 cm