When the Needle Drops


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It's the run-up to Christmas, 1998. On the Isle of Mull, Sergeant Ivor Punch is losing himself in his vinyl collection, a tragic anniversary and too much single malt whisky. But news of a missing child soon brings him back to his senses. And as word spreads of more strange disappearances, an aircraft vanishing from the sky and a famous classical musician gone with it, it seems a sinister plot holds the island in its grip.

Punch thought he knew the secrets of this place, its people and stories. Yet as a grisly trail of effigies and clues are discovered, he struggles to untangle past mysteries and find out what's really happening right under his nose. And time is fast running out for the policeman that locals call 'The Clock'.

The first book in The Mull Mysteries Series from multi-award-winning musician, producer, author and playwright, Colin MacIntyre.


'A storyteller with a unique imagination and clarity of style' - THE SCOTSMAN

    Product Details

    Published: 9 May 2024
    Format: 198x129mm, paperback
    Extent: 384 pages
    ISBN: 9781785305139

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    Colin MacIntyre is a multi-award-winning musician, producer, author for adults and children, and playwright. Born into a family of storytellers and writers, he was raised on the Isle of Mull and has released eight acclaimed albums to date, notably under the moniker Mull Historical Society. His debut novel, The Letters of Ivor Punch, won the 2015 Edinburgh International Book Festival First Book Award and was shortlisted for The Guardian's Not the Booker Prize. He has been voted Scotland's Top Creative Talent at the Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland Awards. www.colinmacintyre.com

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