Polygon strikes six-book deal with crime writer Denzil Meyrick

Polygon strikes six-book deal with crime writer Denzil Meyrick

Polygon, an imprint of Scotland’s largest independent publisher Birlinn, has acquired six new titles by crime writer Denzil Meyrick. 

Polygon acquired English language rights in the UK as well as Commonwealth rights (excluding Canada and Europe) from Jo Bell at Bell Lomax Moreton agency. Three novels and three novellas are scheduled for publication between Christmas 2020 and Christmas 2022. 

According to Polygon, Meyrick’s DCI Daley series has sold more than one million copies worldwide across all formats, making Meyrick the imprint’s top selling crime writer and the bestselling Scottish crime writer published by a Scottish press. 

The series is set in fictional Kinloch where DCI Jim Daley found a community packed with “strong characters and buried secrets”.

Polygon managing editor Alison Rae said: “We are thrilled with this signing. It signals a real commitment to Denzil and his exceptional crime writing—and we’re all looking forward to many more years of DCI Daley and his cohorts.”

Meyrick added: “I’m delighted to be able to bring more DCI Daley stories to the world via the team at Polygon. It has proven to be a great partnership. I’m also really pleased to have the chance to write more about Sandy Hoynes and the young Hamish in the novellas. Kinlock forever!”