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It's December 1967, and the town of Kinloch is cut off by heavy snow. With all roads closed, the only way to feed and water the townsfolk is for the fishing fleet to sail to Girvan for much needed supplies.

But the skipper of the Girl Maggie, Sandy Hoynes, has a problem. First Mate Hamish has, to everyone's astonishment, been chosen as Young Fisherman of the Year by a Glasgow newspaper. Marooned in the town and with one eye on a scoop, their reporter decides to join the fishing crew on their mercy mission. The thought of the publicity - and some remuneration - delights Hoynes. But Hamish hasn't told him the whole story.

As the blizzards worsen, the crew of the Girl Maggie embarks upon a trip like no other, encountering ghostly Vikings, gigantic crustaceans and a helpful seagull.

©2020 Denzil Meyrick (P)2020 Audible, Ltd

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Brilliant as always!

Another enjoyable book from Denzil, great to hear stories of young Hamish, love these Novellas while waiting for the next Daley book, always so much wit which has you chuckling to yourself... love the way David Monteath reads these books, he really is the king of narration!

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Just fabulous

This is story telling at its very best, Denzil’s writing boasts wonderful characters, and a humour and warmth that makes his books an absolute pleasure to read or listen to. David Monteath’s narration brings them all to life in a very special way. This will not disappoint.

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Great little story

I really enjoyed this story look forward to listening to some more please. Great narration by David Monteath as always

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Brill!

Loved the adventures of Sandy and Hamish listened in one sitting. Laugh out loud moments. Well written and well read.

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Another enjoyable 1960s Kinloch story

Small fishing community reacts to severe snowfall. Wry humour, characters, 1960s viewpoints, and a touch of psychedelia and the supernatural. More of a straightforward narrative than its predecessor ‘Empty Nets and Promises’, which was a masterpiece of interwoven stories, and so a tough act to follow. Very enjoyable, and a nice nod to ‘One Last Dram Before Midnight’ and the jet necklace in the prologue.

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Another excellent listen.

Great writing, narrative and narration. Thumping good listen with suspense, humour and action. I hope more is written filling in the background from the DCI Daily books. The central characters are not missed as the link is through Hamish. More of both please.

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Enjoyable as ever

Great to get background on a key character, werr written and brilliantly read as ever

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Great little book!

I don't usually write reviews but feel the need to after reading this little gem of a story. I discovered Denzil Meyrick's DCI Daley during the lockdown and greedily read them all over a few weeks. I love this series and look forward to the next instalment, so when this shorter little companion book was released I just had to get it. It tells the story of a 30-year-old Hamish's adventure's when the town becomes cut off from the rest of the world by snow! I listened to it on audible in one sitting and found parts of it hilarious! In fact, my husband thought I had gone quite mad when he was woken up by my laughter! If you are a DCI Daley fan then I totally recommend you go get it!

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Great as always

Great story and as always the narration by Mr Monteath is fantastic. Really can't wait for a full book again. 👍🏻

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Pleasant but not quite there

Not quite what I was expecting. Cheery but with no drama could have explored the aftermath more