Denzil Meyrick was born in Glasgow and brought up in Campbeltown. After studying politics, he pursued a varied career including time spent as a police officer, freelance journalist and director of several companies in the engineering, leisure and marketing sectors. His first novel, Whisky from Small Glasses, was reissued by Polygon. His second book, The Last Witness (Polygon, 2014), reached the top twenty of the UK eBook charts, and his third book, Dark Suits and Sad Songs, is a print and eBook bestseller. The fourth Daley novel The Rat Stone Serenade will be published in April 2016. And a Daley prequel short story, Two One Three is also available as an eBook. He lives on Loch Lomond side with his wife Fiona.