Alistair Rutherford


Alistair Rutherford is an Edinburgh based author who writes for the screen, radio, stage and page.

Alistair RutherfordWith over fourteen years of professional experience he has written scripts for the BBC, Ko Lik Film, Encaptivate Film, Storymix and the Stroke Association UK. Mostly he writes original stories but he also works closely with producers and directors to develop their projects for film or theatre.

Whether he’s writing a fast-paced thriller, science fiction epic, romantic comedy or historical drama, he uses his wry observational skills and flair for dialogue to bring characters and stories fully and vividly to life.

Alistair Rutherford’s latest work is a light-hearted detective thriller novella featuring private detective Dex Delphi, his assistant Samantha and his old batman, Banks.

Set around 1940s Scotland (and further afield) the Dex Delphi books see intrepid sleuth Dex drawn into mysteries that leave the police several steps behind the criminals – keeping the field clear for Dex and his team to save the day!

The first in this exciting new detective series is Dex Delphi and the Gold Mine, which was published by Auld Reekie Writing in April 2015.

Dex Delphi and the Gold Mine

Dex-delphi-Gold-MineDex Delphi is a private detective who doesn’t mind breaking a few rules and treading on toes to solve crimes. As honest as the day is long, Delphi goes about things in his own way, much to the annoyance of some members of the Police. After a small-scale criminal dies in his office, Delphi is hot on the trail of a fortune in stolen gold bars. Close behind are the Police and it’s up to Dex, his batman Banks and new assistant Samantha to bag the criminals before they flee the country for ever.

Dex Delphi and the Gold Mine is a cosy crime thriller set in London and the Highlands of Scotland during the late 1940s.

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The adventures will continue in book two, Dex Delphi and the Atom Smasher, due to be released in summer 2015.

Find out more about Alistair Rutherford on his website.

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