Ex Rothesay pupil completes e-book trilogy

Author and former Rothesay Academy pupil Norman Deeley has completed his Clyde islands murder mystery e-book trilogy.
Author and former Rothesay Academy pupil Norman Deeley has completed his Clyde islands murder mystery e-book trilogy.

A former pupil of Rothesay Academy has published the last instalment in a trilogy of e-book murder mysteries set on the islands of the Clyde.

Norman Deeley’s ‘Murder on the Isle of Cumbrae’ follows in the footsteps of similar ‘whodunnits’ set on Arran and Bute.

Norman attended Rothesay Academy between 1968 and 1973, and has spent his entire professional career as a teacher, currently as senior depute head at Grange Academy in Kilmarnock.

“With each book in the trilogy, I’ve tried as far as possible to make part of the plot very localised,” he said.

“With Arran it was its rare trees, with Bute it was the Inchmanrnock neclace and dagger, and I’ve tried to do the same with this one - without giving too much away, the plot turns on something that could only really be on Cumbrae.”

* More from our chat with Norman Deeley in the next edition of The Buteman - on sale from Thursday, October 16.