Doug johnstone on writing edinburgh books from scotland. A very well told story where you bond with the lead character right from the very start. Gut punch after gut punch after gut punch and you cant put it down. Doug johnstone is the author of a number of acclaimed thrillers, including. Hit and run book by doug johnstone 3 available editions. Each book is a different world, each book something new in this world james sallis bloody brilliant. Hit the books definition of hit the books by the free.
Doug johnstone is a very fine thriller writer, and crash land hides a fascinating, finelywoven plot beneath its seemingly simple structure, the effect heightened by johnstones wonderfully sharp writing. Dont get me wrong, i like a good thick book, but short well rounded books are always welcome. Smokeheads 2011 was nominated for the crimefest last laugh award. Written by doug johnstone doug johnstones previous novel smokeheads was one hell of a read, a breakneck tearup of a book following. But mikes history teacher, an excop named riel, does pay attention. Hit and run is an important book, which raises uncomfortable questions that needed to be asked. Buy a cheap copy of hit and run book by doug johnstone. Johnstone is an author of western novels and military fiction.
Buy hit and run by doug johnstone from waterstones today. Only ten years older than mike, billy loves to party, and doesnt pay much attention when mike starts getting in trouble. Fear street, rotten school, mostly ghostly, the nightmare room, and dangerous girls. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. He is also a freelance journalist, a songwriter and musician, and has a phd in nuclear physics. William wallace johnstone wrote mostly of western, horror and survivalist novels and published nearly two hundred books between 1979 and his death around 2003. You can pick it up from your local bookshop or get it here. A johnstone decide to continue writing under his uncles pen name venturing into the world of thrillers, horror, science fiction and historical fiction novels with experience and surety. He is a journalist and musician, with a degree in nuclear physics and has won numerous awards for his. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets.
Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read hit and run. Hit and run by mcdaniel, lurlene and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Fault lines is published in paperback by the wonderful orenda books today. Of course, im a sucker for books based in places i know and this one is pretty familiar. The first doug johnstone book i read was dead beat, which was a great novel and. Hit and run has 3 available editions to buy at half price books marketplace.
But then he meets the mysterious and dangerous maddie pierce, stepping in to save her from some unwanted attention, and his life is changed forever. His ninth novel fault lines was published by orenda books in may 2018. The jump, doug johnstones sixth crime novel, tells the tale of a mothers harrowing journey from her teenage sons suicide into another familys disturbing secrets. Until the death of his uncle william johnstone writing had been made a family affair, j. One of the many excellent things about johnstones books is that you know things dont necessarily. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading hit and run.
A freelance journalist, songwriter, and musician, he also has a phd in nuclear physics. This may be his finest novel yet willy vlautin doug johnstone is for me the perfect freerange writer, respectful of conventions but never bound by them, never hemmedin. Explore books by doug johnstone with our selection at. Please practice handwashing and social distancing, and check out our resources for adapting to these times. Ann cleeves, louise welsh, lin anderson, doug johnstone, craig robertson, e s thomson, sara sheridan and stuart macbride explore the thrilling potential of scotlands iconic sites and structures. The book is quite a small read, although most of doug johnstones books are short, this one is only 230 pages. Doug johnstone is the author of five previous novels, most recently the acclaimed gone again 20, described by ian rankin as a fastpaced thriller with a very human touch. A gripping new fastpaced thriller from a brilliant new voice in scottish crime.
Sitting in the departure lounge of kirkwall airport, finn sullivan just wants to get off orkney. Doug johnstone is a writer, musician and journalist based in edinburgh, scotland. On the balance of probabilities, the cdfs robust defence does not stand up to scrutiny a new zealandled and controlled operation resulted in a large number of civilian casualties relative to the size of the rural hamlets involved. Hit and run by lurlene mcdaniel abebooks passion for books. In this book he shows how edinburghs underclass have to live and how deal with everyday life and the problems it presents.
The next day billy finds he has to cover the story for the local paper. Brief, tightlyplotted and restricted to a very small geographical area in edinburgh, this works brilliantly. It turns out the dead man was edinburghs biggest crime lord and, as billy struggles with what hes done, he is sucked into a nightmare of guilt, retribution and violence. Hit and run by doug johnstone nook book ebook barnes. Driving home from a party with his girlfriend and brother, all of them drunk. Doug johnstone is a writer, musician and journalist based in edinburgh. Last year i thoroughly enjoyed doug johnstones smokeheads, a highoctane thriller cum black comedy set on the scottish isle of islay. Driving home from a party with his girlfriend and brother, all of them drunk and high on stolen pills, billy blackmore accidentally hits a stranger in the night.
Especially when long hidden information starts coming to light that makes it seem that the death of mikes. Scottish authormusicmaker doug johnstone followed his debut tombstoning with the equally affecting the ossians, about a young band on a tour of scotland as the paperback is launched, johnstone. Billy has quite a past, which although was talked about a bit in dead beat, didnt feature as a huge part of the story. Veteran reporters nancy griffin and kim masters chronicle the rise of jon peters, a former hairdresser, seventhgrade dropout, and juvenile delinquent, and his soulless soul mate, peter guber and all the sex. Fifteenyearold mike mcgill has been living with his uncle billy since his mothers death.
Doug johnstone born 22 july 1970 is a scottish crime writer based in edinburgh. Including one from my dad about crashing his car when i was a teenager. The first doug johnstone book i read was dead beat, which was a great novel and featured a character called billy blackstone. To ask other readers questions about hit and run, please sign up. Stines books have sold more than 300 million copies, making him one of the most popular childrens authors in history.959 170 1202 1569 1214 1252 485 820 963 784 1472 887 236 1264 1618 1183 875 360 979 1369 714 1158 38 1405 13 1225 650 559 1006 1160 143 913 1457 939