Profile: Myra Duffy

About This Author

Author Myra Duffy writes both fiction and non-fiction and has had short stories published in a variety of magazines and journals: her first success was winning a national writing competition at the age of thirteen. Myra divides her time between Glasgow and the Isle of Bute and has family connections to the island stretching back several generations. She says, ‘The Isle of Bute provides inspiration because it offers a ‘contained’ setting for what happens in my ‘cosy crime’ novels though I do make sure readers understand it is all fiction. I frequently highlight the many beautiful locations on the island - it’s far from being the hotbed of crime my novels suggest.’ ‘Bad Blood at Rothesay Castle’ is the latest in the Isle of Bute Mystery series. ‘The House at Ettrick Bay’, ‘Last Ferry to Bute’, ‘Last Dance at the Rothesay Pavilion’, ‘Endgame at Port Bannatyne’ and ‘Grave Matters at St Blane’s’ and ‘Death at the Kyles of Bute’ are the earlier novels in the series while ‘When Old Ghosts Meet’ and ‘Susie’s Story’ also have a Bute connection. For more information, visit or contact her on, @duffy_myra (Twitter) or on Facebook.

This Author's Books

‘I stopped and waited, straining to hear. Silence. No, there it was again. Thump, drag, thump, drag. What was making that unearthly sound?’A party of American tourists arrive on Bute, eager to discover any connections to Stuart ancestors. But someone in t....
ISBN: 9781786974518
Published: 4 November 2016
A Crime Writers’ Festival on the Isle of Bute seems like a perfect opportunity for a relaxing weekend. But a chance encounter on the ferry to the island once again involves Alison Cameron in a mysterious death.
ISBN: 9781786978998
Published: 14 July 2017
A family celebration brings Alison Cameron to the Isle of Bute, determined that this time there will be no complications. But a chance encounter, a surprise announcement and concerns about her marriage make for a difficult and dangerous week on the island....
ISBN: 9781788767453
Published: 5 March 2019
With no other work in prospect, the last minute offer of a contract as guest speaker at the rebuilt Kyles of Bute Hydro hotel persuades Alison Cameron to go back to the Isle of Bute. She soon realises she’s made a terrible mistake. Unexplained sounds of s....
ISBN: 9781785102080
Published: 28 October 2014
An invitation to a Christmas wedding on the Isle of Bute promises Alison Cameron an opportunity to catch up with old friends. But it’s not long before events take an unexpected turn and she finds herself faced with the most important decision of her life.
ISBN: 9781788761406
Published: 30 November 2017
When she's offered a job on the Isle of Bute as an assistant scriptwriter with Pelias Productions on the film A Man Alone, Alison Cameron seizes the opportunity for a change of career. It isn't long before she has cause to regret her decision as a suspici....
ISBN: 9781782998815
Published: 1 October 2013
A contract to write a visitor guide for a theme park, planned for Kingarth on the Isle of Bute, proves to be a dangerous assignment for Alison Cameron. There is fierce local opposition to the proposal; the manager has left suddenly with no explanation and....
ISBN: 9781784078669
Published: 11 July 2014
Isla Scott is devastated to learn that her beloved Kilrossie livery stables will have to be sold to pay family debts, leaving her with the problem of finding somewhere to live and to stable her horse, Destiny. Help arrives in the person of Andrei Petrov, ....
ISBN: 9781788761345
Published: 22 November 2017
How has Susie come to inherit the Victorian house at Ettrick Bay on the Isle of Bute?There is a mystery and Susie is determined to discover the answer.
ISBN: 9781786103352
Published: 19 November 2015
THE MOTLEY CREWAdventure on the Isle of Bute!Who has stolen the Bronze Age necklace from the Bute Museum?Or has the Queen of the Inch returned to claim her treasure?Join Lucy, Alma and Joram as they face danger and mystery while trying to unravel the secr....
ISBN: 9781788764278
Published: 6 July 2018
One winter’s afternoon, Alison Cameron catches sight of someone she recognises on the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow. There is only one problem: the person she sees is Gabriel Santos, who has been dead for well over thirty years. Fearing that a car accid....
ISBN: 9781849233620
Published: 8 December 2008