A Monstrous Commotion
By Gareth Williams
The Loch Ness Monster: a creature that should have died out with the dinosaurs, or a legend built on hoaxes and wishful thinking?Sir Peter Scott, internationally renowned naturalist and president of the World Wildlife Fund, was convinced that the Monster existed. So were senior scientists at London's Natural History Museum and Chicago University; they lost their jobs because they refused to renounce their belief in the creature. For decades, the scientific establishment was determined to quash attempts to investigate Loch Ness - until Nature, the world's greatest research journal, published an article by Peter Scott featuring underwater photographs of the Monster. Drawing extensively on new material, Gareth Williams takes a wholly original look at what really happened in Loch Ness. A Monstrous Commotion tells the story as never before: a gripping saga populated by colourful characters who do extraordinary things in pursuit of one of evolution's wildest cards.Meticulously researched and dazzlingly written, this book will appeal to anyone fascinated by nature and its mysteries - and to everyone who enjoys a beautifully crafted detective story with a strong cast of heroes and villains, plenty of twists and an unexpected ending.
Making The Cut
By Jim Lusby
For DI Carl McCadden, uncovering the truth can be murder...Exactly what was Billy Power - machinist at the plastics factory, keeper of greyhounds and Jack the Lad about Waterford - involved in? And why did he have to die?Unshaven, unorthodox and unpopular with his superiors, DI Carl McCadden finds straight answers about Power - or anything else - hard to come by. And as McCadden searches for the truth through the bleak and dilapidated housing estates, the bars and the dog track of Waterford, Byzantine business machinations and self-righteous politicking muddy the waters . . .Introducing DI Carl McCadden, MAKING THE CUT is the pulse-pounding first book in Jim Lusby's compulsive crime series.'More feeling for atmosphere and more sense of character than most crime stories' EVENING STANDARD'Excellent...an exciting read' IRISH TIMES'This is the real Ireland, where pleasure and pain are inextricably linked' MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS