Denzil Meyrick

Denzil is the author of the much-loved DCI Jim Daley books set in the fictional town of Kinloch, which is not a million miles from his home in Campbeltown.

He studied politics at university then had a varied career which included being a serving officer with Strathclyde Police in Glasgow, director of a large engineering company, distillery manager, bar owner and a freelance journalist.

His first novel, Whisky from Small Glasses, was published in 2012 and he has enjoyed great success ever since. His latest book, Well of the Winds, sees DCI Daley having to solve a wartime murder.

When Daley comes into possession of a journal written by his wartime predecessor in Kinloch, Inspector William Urquhart, he soon realises Gairsay has many secrets. He must solve the cold case to reveal not only the shocking events of the past, but new horrors of the present.

You can see Denzil: 

Rothesay Library 2pm – 3pm Saturday 4 August in People and Places with Craig Robertson.

Bute Museum  4pm – 5pm, Sunday 5 August in Watching The Detectives with James Oswald and Alex Gray.