THE FIRST GROUSE & PARTRIDGE MYSTERY. When the irascible Detective Inspector Angus Grouse and his stunningly handsome Sergeant, Hamish Partridge, are called upon to investigate a jewel theft at... More > the home of grocery magnate Sir John Morton, they little realise that they are embarking on a case which will change their lives forever. As theft becomes murder, they must look to the past if they are to find a solution before the killer can claim another victim...
With more twists and turns than the Road to the Isles, 'Scotch Mist' is a comic crime thriller for readers who have a sense of the ridiculous and who don't always want to take detective fiction seriously!< Less
Grouse and Partridge are back in THE SECOND GROUSE & PARTRIDGE MYSTERY!
Detective Inspector Hamish Partridge is feeling the pressure. There’s a deadly micro-organism at large, a... More > psychopathic cleaner on the loose, his love-life seems trapped in a downward spiral and the local librarian is taking an unhealthy interest in his vital statistics.
As he begins to uncover the truth, Partridge is caught up in a web of secrets which reach back into the past and threaten everything he holds dear…
The second comedy-thriller featuring the Scottish detectives Grouse and Partridge takes our heroes on a journey which leads from Murkshire to the wind-swept east coast of Scotland, via Paris, through life-threatening peril and great personal trauma. It also contains a large Hi'land coo.
Some nice people have said it's more fun than 'The Da Vinci Code'. It's certainly sillier...< Less
MURDER. DECEIT. TREACHERY. AND A BIT OF KNITTING...
A toddler's beloved toy is snatched in broad daylight. It's hardly the crime of the century, and with a county-wide review of policing in full... More > swing the timing is far from ideal. Detective Inspector Hamish Partridge is already struggling to mend his broken heart, keep a lavish wedding on track and help with a major retrospective of Grouse's collages. But when Grouse falls victim to an outrageous crime, Partridge becomes entangled in a case which will test his loyalty to the very limits,endanger those he loves most and, ultimately, change lives forever...
THE THIRD GROUSE AND PARTRIDGE MYSTERY IS THE PUBLISHING EVENT OF THE YEAR (in my house, anyway).< Less
The Wee Scotch Piper by Madeline Brandeis. Producer of the Motion Pictures.
"The Little Indian Weaver"
"The Wee Scotch Piper"
"The Little Dutch Tulip Girl"
"The... More > Little Swiss Wood-Carver"
Distributed by Pathé Exchange, Inc., New York City
Photographic Illustrations made in Scotland by the Author.
Published by GROSSET & DUNLAP PUBLISHERS
by arrangement with the A. Flanagan Company
COPYRIGHT, 1929, BY A. FLANAGAN COMPANY< Less
This classic publication details the story of the Ulster Plantation and its the influences that formed the character of the Scotch-Irish people. The author discusses the events which led to the... More > massive Scottish migration to Ulster in the 17th Century and of the events which led those same people to leave for North America soon thereafter. Sections of the book specifically focus on the Scotch-Irish settlements in New York, Pennsylvania, and New England. Focus is also given to religion, and how the Scotch-Irish were an integral part of the development of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S. Attention is also given to the important roles that the Scotch-Irish played in the birth of the new nation and in the American Revolution. The publication also provides a list of Scottish Undertakers who applied for land in Ulster in 1609.< Less
This book contains a collection of plays to amuse you, blogs to excite you and song lyrics to utterly bore you. It is reputed to have made a serving librarian laugh out loud but this cannot be... More > confirmed.
At one point author Andy Hutchinson compares himself to an astronaut returning to earth, this in the context of a motorbike ride from Bridlington to Driffield and back. In a play he is promoted by an Oil Terminal management from dreamer to visionary. Oh how I bet we all wish we could work for them.
As a child the author became convinced that every journey other than those on foot took one via Scotch Corner. This came about as the family frequently travelled to Scotland via Scotch Corner. Does this make the author gullible or stupid. Well perhaps it makes him both. If you are both then go right ahead and buy this wonderful piece of beautifully written literature.< Less