A former Dundee train driver has just released his second novel that follows the career of a fictional Tayside detective.
Dundee Calling – the latest book by Charlie Lamont, who writes under the pen name C. P. Lamont – is described as a gripping, suspense thriller set in 2008.
The new work is a sequel to his first novel, published in 2014, which was called Above The Law.
Charlie, who retired early from the railways in 2012 to concentrate on his writing, said that his latest novel, like the first, took its inspiration from Dundee.
He said: “It tells the story of former police detective Valentine Eddings, who takes early retirement from Tayside Police and begins a new lucrative career as an independent security consultant in Dubai.
“The story is about how the opportunity of joining two former police colleagues in Dubai was the move he needed after growing disillusioned in the force.
“The story moves from Dundee to Broughty Ferry to Dubai and figures crime and drug dealing as its central theme.”
Fifty-nine-year-old Charlie, who lives in Broughty Ferry, said the book follows on from the first, which told the story of two murders in Dundee.
In it, one of the bodies was found in a field next to Kellas Road, while the other was found in Monikie Park.
He said: “While my books are purely fiction, I have obviously based them on places I know and where I have lived.
“I decided to move my story in this latest novel on to Dubai to give it a bit of a change.” Charlie said he had enjoyed writing both books.
He said: “I took my pension from the railways to concentrate on my writing.
“I’ve received a great deal of pleasure out of writing them both.
“The first, Above The Law, had reasonable success and was stocked in local libraries.
“I’m hoping this one does as well.”
The book may also be released in paperback form.