It was supposed to be an easy case. Fast money, and a way to kill some time-something Derek Adams, a down-on-his-luck Glasgow private investigator, has way too much of. Recover a stolen family heirloom, and try to keep the relationship with his very beautiful-and very married-client, strictly professional. Easy. But the Johnson Amulet is no mere trinket…and Derek isn’t the only person trying to find the priceless relic. Before long he’s up to his armpits in bodies, femme fatales… and tentacles. The stars have aligned… An ancient evil has awakened.To save the day, Derek must take some dark pathways, and not everyone is going to make it back out into the light.
Glasgow private investigator Derek Adams can’t seem to get away from the otherworldly, especially not when it seems to be the only paying gig in town. So when an old widow offers him two grand to find her son-who isn’t exactly missing…just not himself-it’s not long before things start to get weird, and a road trip to the rural village of Skye turns into a detour to the twilight. Before long, Derek is on a remote island, hip-deep in mermaids, stalked by shape-shifters, and tangled in the nets of a diabolical fisher cult intent on waking an ancient god and unleashing the apocalypse. In other words, it’s business as usual.
The Skin Game
Things are finally looking up for Glasgow private investigator Derek Adams. The agency is flush with cash and finally getting some respect, and the nightmares? Well, there’s booze for that. But the dark side isn’t finished with Derek. What starts off as a simple inquiry into the dealings of a shady bookie quickly descends into a battle with the shadowy unknown. Before he knows it, Derek is on the run, framed for an impossible murder. His only leverage is a strange skin belt that seems to have a life of its own, but hanging onto it might cost Derek more than just his life.
The Midnight Eye Files Collection
The exploits of Glasglow private investigator Derek Adams collected in a three-volume set of Lovecraftian noir. This collection includes three bonus Midnight Eye stories: “The Forth Protocol”, “A Slim Chance”, and “One, Two Go!”.
Praise for the Midnight Eye Files
“Meikle’s writing makes you feel like you’re there, in the rain with Derek Adams, searching seedy pawn shops and bars for the answers. The atmosphere is terrific, and the author knows that sometimes less is more.” – The Lovecraft ezine
“I encourage you to pour yourself a couple of fingers of whisky and visit Meikle’s and Derek’s Glasgow some evening as the shadows grow long.” – New Pulp
“The writing itself is crisp, filled with good description and strong dialogue. The Scottish setting, while not prominent, grounds the reader in a sense of place. The characters, while themselves variations on noir tropes, are beleivable, and more importantly, likable. All of this, taken together, makes for a smooth, enjoyable read.” – Rich Ristow, Strange Latitudes