A remote Highland castle. A dark and stormy night. A murder most haunting.

It’s Halloween, and when an elderly billionaire is discovered dead in the locked study of his stately Highland home, DCI Jack Logan and his team must race the worsening weather to get to the scene of the crime.

There, among the victim’s extended family and staff, Jack finds no shortage of suspects. Everyone, it seems, had reason to want the old man dead, and they all have something to hide.

Cut off from back-up by the worst storm in decades, and with the cast and crew of a TV ghost hunting show seriously cramping his style, Jack’s only chance of solving his latest case is by going back to basics.

But the castle’s residents won’t give him a minute to think.

Not even the dead ones…

Tartan Noir meets Agatha Christie in A Dead Man Walking, the 18th book in the number-one-bestselling DCI Logan Scottish crime fiction series from author, JD Kirk.

The urgency of the writing is absolutely intoxicating, building up the sense of drama and sucking the reader into the heart of the action. I also appreciated the peeling back of layers of characters, allowing a person to reveal themselves, rather than telling the reader what to think. A mature, complex, and exciting read.

Clare Balding

TV Personality & Author

Living in the Highlands can be MURDER!

JD Kirk is the author of the multi-million bestselling DCI Jack Logan crime fiction series, set in the Highlands of Scotland. He also does not exist. Instead, JD is the pen name of former children’s author and screenwriter, Barry Hutchison, who was born and raised in Fort William.

Including his books as JD, Barry has written over two hundred novels, countless comics, and dozens of TV episodes. He still lives in the Highlands with his wife and children.

He has no idea what the JD stands for.

Scottish crime fiction author, JD Kirk

A dark and devious start to a thrilling new series. I gasped one moment and laughed out loud the next. D.I. Heather Filson’s the detective we all want in our corner.

Marion Todd

Bestselling Author


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