Denzil Meyrick

Agent: Anne Williams

Denzil Meyrick is a former policeman who has also worked in business, including a spell as a whisky distillery manager. He is now based near Loch Lomond.

Denzil’s fifth DCI Daley novel, WELL OF THE WINDS, was published by Polygon in Spring 2017, with Waterstones doing an exclusive edition.  His previous novel, THE RAT STONE SERENADE, was published by Polygon in 2016, during which month four DCI Daley novels occupied the top four slots on the Kindle eBook Scottish Crime bestseller list. His first novel, WHISKY FROM SMALL GLASSES, was the twelfth bestselling eBook title overall for February that year.

Denzil’s collection of DCI Daley short stories, ONE LAST DRAM BEFORE MIDNIGHT, featuring two new short stories as well as four previously published ones, was published by Polygon in September this year in eBook and paperback.

Denzil’s new DCI Daley novel, THE RELENTLESS TIDE, will be published by Birlinn in September 2018.

Denzil is currently at work on his sixth DCI Daley novel, to be published in 2018.

THE LAST WITNESS is published by Pegasus Publishing in the US, with all his other titles distributed by Head of Zeus there.   WHISKY FROM SMALL GLASSES and TWO, ONE, THREE were published by HarperCollins Germany in Spring 2017.

Praise for Denzil Meyrick:

  • "Meyrick's in-depth knowledge of police form, the ability to give even the least important person in the plot some characterisation and not least the skill to tell a good tale, makes this an absorbing and compulsive read" Scots magazine
  • "Touches of dark humour, multi-layered and compelling" Daily Record
  • "Just the right amount of authenticity ... most memorable" The Herald
  • "Engaging and eventful…an unbuttoned sense of humor" Wall Street Journal
  • "A cracking, tenacious thriller of a read" Lovereading
  • "One of the best-plotted books I have ever read’ CrimeSquad
  • "In his creation of DCI Jim Daley [Denzil] has carved a figure destined to join the ranks of outstanding Scottish detectives’ Aberdeen Press and Journal
  • "A compelling lead and a satisfyingly twisted plot…a welcome addition to Tartan noir’ Publishers Weekly

Denzil Meyrick is on Facebook - and on Twitter @Lochlomonden.

His blog is

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