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Ian Skewis: A Murder of Crows
Tue 9 May 2017, 18:30 – 20:00 BST
About the Book
The most violent thunderstorm in living memory occurs above a sleepy village on the West Coast of Scotland.
A young couple take shelter in the woods, never to be seen again...
DCI Jack Russell is brought in to investigate. Nearing retirement, he agrees to undertake one last case, which he believes can be solved as a matter of routine. But what Jack discovers in the forest leads him to the conclusion that he is following in the footsteps of a psychopath who is just getting started. Jack is flung headlong into a race against time to prevent the evolution of a serial killer...
‘There are shades of Iain Banks’ early works in here, and that is a very good thing.’
Russel McLean, 2014.
About the Author
Ian Skewis was born in Helensburgh, Scotland in 1970. He had his early writings published at the age of nineteen when he conducted interviews and wrote articles for a local paper. His poetry was also exhibited alongside his lithographic prints before he then went to train at art school in Aberdeen.
He then trained to be an actor at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and appeared on film and television and lent his voice to radio. He toured internationally in numerous stage plays - one of which, Like Thunder, won a Fringe First Award in 2001. His final appearance as an actor was in Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing in 2004.
He then retired from the arts before returning to writing in 2013. His short story, Inkling, was published in The Speculative Book in 2016. A Murder Of Crows is his debut novel. He is currently working on another short story for a forthcoming anthology and a sequel to A Murder Of Crows.'
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