A lifelong marketing executive, Liam Ashe is a novice novelist with a love for the great authors and sleuths of detective fiction’s Golden Age. Growing up on the twisty tales of Agatha Christie, Ngaio Marsh, John Dickson Carr, Ellery Queen and other mystery masters, he marveled at the authors’ devious minds and impossible crimes.
Liam’s inaugural series, featuring professional researcher and Scottish historian Elle Cunningham Mackay, is an homage to these masters—with a little modern sensibility mixed in. Elle’s Scottish-flavored mysteries will immerse the reader in a world of kilts, bagpipes, Highland games and haggis. Her first whodunnit, Thou Shalt Not Kilt, is available on Amazon.
Liam’s other works include the Arca Noctis series of thrillers starring curiosity store owner Emery Vaughn and a pair of Golden Age mystery series co-written with author Beatrice Bonnie, one featuring sleuth and former spy Mafalda Marchand and the other featuring Vicar James Valentine.
If you are a writer, a reader or a fan of classic mystery fiction, Liam would love to connect with you via Facebook, Instagram or email.
According to legend, in about 1720, a Quaker from Lancashire named Thomas Rawlinson was working with Ian MacDonnell, chief of the MacDonnells of Glengarry, on a charcoal and iron foundry near Inverness. While trying to fit in with the locals, Rawlinson had taken to wearing a feileadh beg, the common walking kilt of the day. While he may have enjoyed the freedom of movement and breezy circulation, he did note that the kilt was too bulky. He complained that each day he…