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Douglas Watt

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Contact: wattdouglas8@gmail.com
Local authority: Midlothian
Languages: English
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I am the author of a series of historical crime novels set in late-17th century Scotland, featuring investigative advocate John MacKenzie and his side-kick Davie Scougall. The fourth book in the series The Unnatural Death of a Jacobite was published by Luath Press in 2019 and the fifth, A Killing in Van Diemen’s Land, will be published by Luath in 2020. I am also the author of The Price of Scotland, a prize-wining history of Scotland’s attempt to establish a colony at Darien in Central America in the late 17th century.

I can give readings and talks about my series of late-17th century crime novels or my history of the Darien Disaster.

(Photo credit: Julie Watt)

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; Chairing events

Topics of work

Adventure; Crime fiction; Historical fiction; History; Horror; Mystery & thriller

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Audience size

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