Denzil Meyrick

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Denzil Meyrick
Born (1965-11-28) 28 November 1965 (age 53)
Glasgow, Scotland
Alma materPaisley University
GenreCrime fiction

Denzil Meyrick (born 28 November 1965) is a Scottish bestselling novellist. Prior to that he served as a police officer with Strathclyde Police then a manager with Springbank Distillery in Campbeltown, Argyll. Since 2012 Denzil Meyrick has worked as a writer of Scottish crime fiction novels.[1]


Denzil Meyrick was educated at Campbeltown Grammar School, Argyll and then completed tertiary education at the University of Paisley. He is an author and his main series of novels includes 6 books of the Detective Chief Inspector (DCI) Jim Daley crime thriller series, set in the fictitious 'Kinloch', based on Campbeltown.[2] Denzil Meyrick draws from experience during his twenties when he saw service as a police officer with Strathclyde Police. After his time in the police, he followed a varied career, including the management of a distillery in Campbeltown, and many diverse roles, ranging from director of a large engineering company to freelance journalism in both print and on radio. During 2012, came publication of his first crime fiction novel, Whisky From Small Glasses. This novel was reprinted in 2014 by Polygon, a division of Birlinn (publisher).[3]

Following publication of his first DCI Daley crime novel, Denzil Meyrick signed with Birlinn Books, where his next crime novels were published.[4][5] He is also published by HarperCollins Germany, and Aria in the United States.


  • 1. Whisky From Small Glasses (2012)
  • 2. The Last Witness (2014)
  • 3. Dark Suits & Sad Songs (2015)
  • 4. The Rat Stone Serenade (2016)
  • 5. Well of the Winds (2017)
  • 6. The Relentless Tide (2018)

Anthologies and short stories[edit]

  • Dalintober Moon (2014)
  • Two One Three (2015)
  • One Last Dram Before Midnight (2017)


  1. ^ "Crime Thriller is Huge Success - Daily Record". 31 October 2015. Retrieved 5 January 2019.
  2. ^ Bennett, Magnus (2018-08-26). "The beat cop who became a crime writer". BBC News. Retrieved 2018-08-26.
  3. ^ "Author Denzil Meyrick at Loch Fyne Gallery - Scottish Field". 31 October 2015. Retrieved 5 January 2019.
  4. ^ "Denzil Meyrick :: Authors :: Birlinn Ltd". 11 September 2015. Retrieved 5 January 2019.
  5. ^ " Denzil Meyrick: Books, Biography, Blogs, Audiobooks, Kindle". Retrieved 5 January 2019.

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