25 August 2023

The Last Bloody Straw


By JD Kirk


DCI Jack Logan and DC Tyler Neish head out to the Scottish island of Canna to investigate the murder of a woman. With emotions still raw from the death of a colleague and a fierce storm about to strike, Logan and Neish find themselves cut-off from the mainland. They must solve the crime before the storm abates. If not, the killer may slip through the net when the ferry service resumes. A race against time begins.

The Last Bloody Straw is the fifth book in this brilliant series. I'm having great fun reading my way through in publication order. The characters' camaraderie and banter is what sets the series apart. With each book I feel as though I'm rekindling old friendships and participating in the action. The plot, with its twists and turns, is fast-paced and fully immersive. The Scottish setting is fantastic — its local dialect and landscape a huge draw. A very enjoyable addition to the series. I can't wait to read the next.


  • Paperback: 332 pages
  • Publisher: Zertex Crime
  • Publication Year: 2020
  • Author: JD Kirk
  • Genre: Crime


How do you solve a murder when everyone's a suspect?

Tormented by the recent loss of a colleague, DCI Jack Logan is on the warpath, determined to bring down all those he holds responsible for the officer's death.

His quest for revenge is cut short when a woman's body turns up on the remote island of Canna, and Jack is summoned to investigate. As a storm closes in, Jack finds himself cut-off from the rest of the world, with no car, no phone signal, and only DC Neish for company.

With time running out before the ferries resume, Jack must act fast to crack the case before the killer can escape. But with the victim widely hated on the island, everyone on it is a potential suspect.

Even the scarecrow...

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