The Crime Writers' Association

Douglas Skelton

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From local journalism, Douglas moved into True Crime, then history and now concentrates on crime fiction.

His current series features Rebecca Connolly, a reporter based in Inverness, and the plotlines often mix history, myth and legend with modern day crime.

He worked with the Scottish Faculty of Advocates and other groups to create a drama to show how a real-life case is tried. Presented in a real courtroom with lawyers, court staff and a judge taking on roles and a jury drawn from the audience, tt played to sell-out audiences during the Bloody Scotland weekend in 2019.

He is often asked to comment on crime in TV documentaries.

Along with crime writers Neil Broadfoot, Gordon Brown and Mark Leggat, he appears in the Four Blokes in Search of a Plot show which sees them writing a story live on stage or on screen with plot prompts from the audience.

He also writes appears in the Carry on Sleuthing mysteries with fellow writers Caro Ramsay, Theresa Talbot, Pat Young, Lucy Cameron and Michael J. Malone.

In addition, he presented a series of podcasts during 2020 with bestselling author Denzil Meyrick.

He lives in south west Scotland with a dog and cat who thinks he’s a dog.

Books by Douglas Skelton

  • The Blood is Still

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  • Thunder Bay

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  • The Janus Run

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  • Tag - You're Dead

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  • The Dead Don't Boogie

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  • Open Wounds

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  • Glasgows Black Heart Douglas Skelton Devil's Knock

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  • Devil's Knock Crown Bait

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  • Scotlands Most Wanted Douglas Skelton Blood City

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  • Douglas Skelton Blood On the Thistle

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  • Blood On the Thistle Douglas Skelton Frightener

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  • Frightener Douglas Skelton Lisa Brownlie No Final Solution

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  • No Final Solution Douglas Skelton A Time To Kill

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  • A Time To Kill Douglas Skelton Devil's Gallop

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  • Devils Galop Douglas Skelton Deadlier Than the Male

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  • Deadlier Than the Male Douglas Skelton Bloody Valentine

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  • Bloody Valentine Douglas Skelton Scotlands Most Wanted

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  • Blood City Douglas Skelton Indian Peter

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  • Indian Peter Douglas Skelton Dark Heart

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  • Dark Heart Douglas Skelton Glasgow's Black Heart

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