Shirley McKay was born in Tynemouth, moving to Scotland at the age of eight. She studied English and Linguistics at the University of St Andrews before attending Durham University for postgraduate study. She now lives in Crail, on the north east coast of Fife, where she works as an academic proofreader.
The Hew Cullan stories are published by Polygon, Birlinn. Set in 16th century Scotland in the reign of James VI, they follow the adventures of an academic lawyer at St Andrews University, his friend and physician Giles Locke, and his sister Meg. An outline for the first book, Hue & Cry, ‘a complex tale of passion and duplicity,’ was shortlisted for the Crime Writers’ Association debut dagger, establishing Shirley in her life of the crime.
She is currently working on Black Drop, a new murder mystery set in early 19th century Edinburgh.
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