Published: 15/09/2015 09:34 - Updated: 15/09/2015 09:41

Cops turned crime writers put their experience on the page

R.J. Mitchell.
R.J. Mitchell.

TWO authors who have put their experience as Glasgow police officers to good use in their thrillers will be talking about crimes real and imaginary at Waterstones’ Inverness branch in the Eastgate shopping centre.

Denzil Meyrick was a police officer in Glasgow until an injury forced him into a career change than included running his own businesses and working as a freelance journalist.

He has returned to his native Argyll as the setting for his Detective Inspector Jim Daley novels, now published by Birlinn Book’s fiction imprint Polygon, with Campbletown thinly disguised as the fictitious town of Kinloch.

R.J. Mitchell also served in Strathclyde Police where he was involved in a number of roled before making his own career switch to become a full time sports journalist.

He began writing his first novel while recovering from appendicitis and to date has written four novels featuring Detective Sergeant Gus Thoroughgood, published by Fledgling Press, and is working on a new series featuring disgraced ex-SAS soldier Ludovic Graham.

Meyrick and Mitchell will be in conversation discussing their books, the art of crime writing and the best in Scottish murder at Waterstones from 6.30pm on Thursday. Wine and soft drinks will be provided.

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