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Charles E McGarry

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Email charlie_mcgarry@hotmail.com
Local authority: Glasgow City
Languages: English
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I live in Glasgow where I work as an audio editor, newspaper subeditor and crime fiction writer. My first book The Road to Lisbon was a dual narrative novel co-authored by Martin Greig. It was published by Birlinn-Polygon in 2012. My first crime novel, The Killing of Helen Addison, was published by Polygon in 2017 to positive reviews. It is the first in a series of supernatural detective fiction starring psychic detective Leo Moran.

The second book in the series, The Shadow of the Black Earl, was released in September 2018 and I am currently developing the third Leo Moran adventure The Mystery of the Strange Piper.

I have spoken at several book festivals, including the Edinburgh Fridge, the Wigtown Book Festival, Aye Write! and Bloody Scotland. I have been interviewed for radio and print media. In 2017, a podcast serial Debut was produced by BackPage Press, detailing my journey as an author ‘from the bedroom to the bookshelf.’

Websites featuring the author

Local authorities can visit

Aberdeen; Aberdeenshire; Angus; Argyll and Bute; Clackmannanshire; Dumfries and Galloway; Dundee; East Ayrshire; East Dunbartonshire; East Lothian; East Renfrewshire; Edinburgh City; Falkirk; Fife; Glasgow City; Highland; Inverclyde; Midlothian; Moray; Na h-Eileanan Siar (Western Isles); North Ayrshire; North Lanarkshire; Orkney Islands; Perth and Kinross; Renfrewshire; Scottish Borders; Shetland; South Ayrshire; South Lanarkshire; Stirling; West Dunbartonshire; West Lothian

Events can deliver

Panel event; Reading; Talk

Topics of work

Adventure; Class & society; Contemporary fiction; Crime fiction; Editing & editing your own work; Friendship; Horror; Loneliness & isolation; Love & romance; Music; Mystery & thriller; Religion & Beliefs; Violence & abuse

Age groups published for

Adults

Age groups can work with

15-18; Adults

Audience size

0-10; 11-30; 31-100; 100-500; 500+