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Charles E McGarry

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Contact: [email protected]
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. BackPage Press have published my series starring psychic detective Leo Moran: The Ghost of Helen Addison, The Shadow of the Black Earl and 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. I feature in a podcast serial Debut, which details my and other authors’ journeys ‘from the bedroom to the bookshelf’.

Local authorities can visit

Aberdeen City; 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


Age groups can work with

15-18; 18+

Audience size

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