Peter Ritchie

Talented, Published Crime Fiction Writer, Artist and Poet

Peter's a retired senior detective who worked both nationally and internationally, a former deep sea fisherman who hails from (and lives in) East Lothian, Scotland who has always had and always will - a passion and

love for writing.

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About Peter

Peter Ritchie grew up in the fishing community of Musselburgh in Scotland’s East Lothian, where his father’s fishing family hailed from and where he lives now.  He has two grown-up children, a beautiful granddaughter and grandson and an extraordinary career, spanning from deep sea fisherman to senior ranking posts in the police and now a published author.

To read more about Peter, please click on 'Bio' at the top of this page.  


Latest Book -Maxine's Story

November 2019

Maxine Welsh works the streets of Leith and her world is collapsing through addiction and mounting debt. A meeting with her only friend on the streets leads to a train of incidents that opens up new possibilities until her life is threatened and events spin out of control.

Police, gangsters and friends all play their part in the drama of A Girl Called Maxine. Peter Ritchie produces another story of crime and its consequences in the life of a sex worker in Edinburgh.

The book is based on a self-published novella Maxine’s Story and such was the reaction by readers who wanted to know ‘what happened to Maxine?’ it has been reworked into a full-length novel by the author.

Click here to buy.

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