The third book in Marsali Taylor's thrilling Shetland Sailing Mysteries series. Liveaboard skipper and amateur sleuth Cass Lynch is enjoying marine college in Scalloway, until the night she finds an acquaintance dead - with one hand smeared in peat ash.
Rumours spread of a strange ritual linked to the witches once burned in Shetland's ancient capital, and of a horned figure roaming the night. At first Cass believes these whisperings to be mere superstition, until a second shocking murder comes to light.
Perhaps the devil really does walk in Scalloway . . .
Previously published as A Handful of Ash.