The Mystery Studies of Dougald Mennie

Category: Salty Press

Mystery StudiesDougald Mennie is a writer of unsurpassed restraint, deeply interested in the world around him. I was impressed by how finely researched and carefully crafted his writing is. Mennie is a master of minutiae and detail – he describes the world from a viewpoint so completely individual that it cannot help but enrich our own. His writing is imaginative and darkly optimistic; sometimes sad, often humorous, but always moving.  Now read on…

Introduction: John Glenday – February 2008
Cover art by Rosie Summerton.

Sample Text

Land of Ice

I invented the Post Office and the telephones,
I put myself in the radio news
And also the newspapers;
Newspapers from all over the world,
I collect them; the Icelandic
Review is my favourite.