Bill Daly originally comes from Renfrew (near Glasgow). Having spent forty years away from Scotland (living mainly in France) he returned to Glasgow in 2015.
His first novel, The Pheasant Plucker, is a humorous spy thriller, set mainly in Montpellier in the south of France.
Black Mail, the first book in the DCI Charlie Anderson crime series, is a contemporary, Glasgow-based, novel that explores a world of drugs, blackmail, violence and murder. It was published by Old Street Publishing in April 2014 and became a No 1 Kindle Bestseller in the 'Scottish Crime' category.
The second book in the series, Double Mortice, described by the Daily Mail as "a stylish police thriller with a cracking plot" was published in April 2015.
The third book in this series, Cutting Edge, was published in April 2016.
In 2016, he was awarded The Scottish Association of Writers' Constable Trophy for his novel writing.