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  In 2007 Keith Moray was interviewed on the Crime Writers slot for the satellite station Legal TV. If you would like to view the video of the interview, then click on the following link and select Keith Moray from the list of authors (3 above Jeffrey Archer).


In 2005 I started writing crime novels under the name of Keith Moray (actually my first and middle name), again published by Robert Hale. These are based on the fictional Outer Hebridean island of West Uist. They are in the ‘cosy tradition’ of crime novels, very much inspired by Agatha Christie, hence the remote island setting.

The hero is Inspector Torquil McKinnon, a bagpipe-playing, classic motorcycle-riding inspector with the Hebridean Constabulary. The West Uist division of the Hebridean Constabulary is the smallest police division in the whole country. The remoteness of the island means that the detecting depends more on old fashioned sleuthing and a measure of luck than upon forensic science and DNA profiling. If you want a low-tech, old fashioned murder mystery series, then head for West Uist and join Torquil, the Padre and the smallest police force in the country.


There are five novels in the series so far and the fifth DEATH IN TRANSIT is out now.

They are all available through bookshops, various websites or at Amazon. Just click on the links below.



   Gathering Murders      Deathly Wind    Murder Solstice     Flotsam and Jetsam book           Death in Transit

Also on Kindle:
The mysterious drowning of Ranald Buchanan, an acclaimed Gaelic fisherman-poet, on the first night of the literary festival hardly sets the right tone for the celebrations. For one thing it rekindles age-old fears about the Selkie, the seal-man who claims his victims and drags them beneath the waves. Torquil McKinnon, recently promoted to the rank of inspector in the Hebridean constabulary, soon has his hands full. Not only has his old flame, crime writer Fiona Cullen, returned to the island for the festival, but also it appears there is a serial killer on the loose. And dead writers tell no tales...


Inspector Torquil McKinnon had been devastated when he returned to the island to discover that Constable Ewan McPhee, his best friend was missing, presumed drowned. Then when a crofter died in a climbing accident, a dog was poisoned and a body was discovered face down in a rock pool, he began to suspect that there was a killer on the loose. Could all this somehow be connected with the controversial building of wind towers which enraged the local crafting community and worried the conservation group? An evil wind blows.

Finlay McNab, the Black House museum curator was passionate about the Hoolish Stones, the ancient stone circle that had stood on West Uist for countless millennia. He had spent years trying to decipher the strange markings on the stones and was suspicious of the cult-like group that had taken over Dunshiffin Castle and who were preparing to celebrate the summer solstice. It seemed that his fatal mistake was to challenge their beliefs on Scottish TV.Yet Inspector Torquil MacKinnon had many other things on his mind, not the least being the disturbingly attractive Sergeant Lorna Golspie who had been sent to the island to investigate the way he ran his station. Was it enough to distract him from the forthcoming Murder Solstice?

They are also available in Large Print format from Ulverscroft at: :



              The Gathering Murders Ulvers Deathly Wind UlversMurders solstice Ulverscroft  Flotsam and Jetsom LP Daeath in Transit LP