A photograph of author John Reid, creator of the DCI Steve Burt mystery series of crime fiction novels

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Great to meet so many of you at the Meet The Author event at The Forge Market, Glasgow in October.

Author John Reid promoting DCI Steve Burt mystery series of novels at The Forge Market in Glasgow for Macauley Austin publishers

The Author

John Reid is a new crime fiction author, bringing a fresh style to the genre and inventive plots that keep the reader in suspense until the very end of each book.


Retirement has given John the time to fulfil his passion for writing, creating the DCI Steve Burt mystery series through his unique creative process. Each main character is fully developed at the beginning of the writing process, with the part they play in each journey evolving organically within the confines of the underlying plot line. This freedom and flexibility creates inventive and compelling story telling that keeps the reader intrigued throughout.

Charity Fund

John is committed to helping others by sharing in any success that his novels have. A percentage of royalties earnt will be assigned to a charity fund that will support causes and initiatives that are close to John's heart.

We are delighted that the key beneficiary from the charity fund will be SENSE, a great charity that supports anyone living with complex disabilities. For anyone who is deafblind. Sense helps people communicate and experience the world. They, like John, believe that no one, no matter how complex their disabilities, should be isolated, left out, or unable to fulfil their potential.

Logo of Sense charity that will benefit from big-hearted author John Reid

Click here to find out more about their great work and how we can all help


Starting his working life as a student lab tech in Dundee with the NHS was short-lived as the mundane daily routine drove John to join the army on a 3 year Short Service Commission and get the adventure he craved. With tours completed in Northern Ireland and the Middle East he certainly got that.


A distinguished and successful business career followed that culminated in managing the UK portfolio of a Geneva based investment house.


Now living in Portugal with wife Liz, when not typing with a single finger John can normally be found on the golf course, chasing Andre Rieu across Europe or watching motorsport, most probably Formula 1.