The Crime Writers' Association

Rob McInroy

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Rob McInroy is a novelist and short story writer living in East Yorkshire but hailing from Perthshire, where most of his writing is set, spanning a period from the 1920s to the 2010s.

His first novel, Cuddies Strip, was published by Ringwood Publishing in 2020. It tells the real-life story of the murder of a young man and rape of a young woman on the Cuddies Strip, a lovers’ lane on the outskirts of Perth, in 1935.

The protagonist, PC Bob Kelty, is a most unlikely police officer. Aged 20, he is exceptionally shy and diffident with authority figures, and is also still struggling to overcome the trauma of his father’s suicide when Bob was thirteen. But beneath the shy exterior is a keen brain and Bob, frustrated by the lack of progress by his senior officers, takes matters into his own hands.

The Cuddies Strip website is at:

The launch event for Cuddies Strip can be viewed here: