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Miller Caldwell - Author

About the Author

Educated at the Reform Street, Primary school, Kirriemuir, Angus; Shawlands Primary Glasgow; The Glasgow Academy; Edinburgh University, London University and Glasgow University. Miller’s first post was in Tema in Ghana as a Church of Scotland Missionary. After six years abroad he was appointed as an educational social worker in Stirling at St Modan’s Roman Catholic Secondary School. Three years later he was appointed as the assistant area reporter to the children’s hearing for Kilmarnock and Loudon, Ayrshire. Four years later, he was promoted to being the Area Reporter for Kyle and Carrick and Cumnock and Doon Valley, Ayrshire. Four years later he was appointed as the Principal Reporter to the children’s Hearings for Dumfries and Galloway. Three years later he was promoted to the post of the Regional Reporter for Dumfries & Galloway. After regionalisation of Scottish Authorities, he became the first Authority reporter for Dumfries & Galloway. In 2003 he became a full time author. In 2006 he was appointed the Camp Manager at Mundihar, NWFP Pakistan, following the South East Asian Earthquake.

Featured books by Miller Caldwell

The Parrot's Tale

The Parrot's Tale

Author: Miller Caldwell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/08/2014

Have you ever come across a plot more delightful and engaging than that of an African Grey Parrot turned police detective, on the loose in the Scottish countryside? That is the original and creative premise of new book The Parrot’s Tale by Miller Caldwell, whose endearing protagonist is 35-year-old Kofi, with a distinctive red tail, a great knack for mimicking voices and a thirst for adventure. A delightful mix of comedy, crime and thriller, the book follows Kofi as he solves an array of unlikely mysteries, problems and crimes, often in the most hilarious of manners.

Other books by Miller Caldwell

Lingering Crime

Lingering Crime

Author: Miller Caldwell Format: eBook Release Date: 06/04/2018

A Lingering Crime follows Jack Watson as he is arrested for a crime he did not commit and extradited to Florida, a State he has never visited, to stand trial for murder. Upon discovering that the murdered teacher is the man who subjected him to sexual abuse many years ago, Jack sees how he has come to be implicated in the crime. When his lawyer is imprisoned for defrauding his clients' money, Jack's case is taken over by a public prosecutor and he is forced to plead guilty to avoid Florida's strict death penalty. Jack is sentenced to 20 years imprisonment. In prison a retired detective meets him as a prison visitor who restarts his defence. As the mystery unravels, it becomes clear that Jack is not responsible for the crime. But will the culprits be caught? A Lingering Crimeis a poignant crime novel, which brings the impact of historical sexual abuse into the spotlight. The book explores the long-lasting effects of abuse on an individual, and will appeal to readers interested in crime fiction, the legal system and this important topic.

The Trials of Sally Dunning and A Clerical Murder

The Trials of Sally Dunning and A Clerical Murder

Author: Miller Caldwell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/03/2018

Trials of Sally Dunning and A Clerical Murder

Trials of Sally Dunning and A Clerical Murder

Author: Miller Caldwell Format: eBook Release Date: 28/03/2018

The Trials of Sally Dunning Local Wigan drug dealing duo Donna 'Donkey' Riley and Barry 'Bones' Ritchie befriend fifty-three year old autistic and brain damaged Sally Dunning. Groomed, robbed and defrauded, bullied and beaten up, Sally is unlikely to be the best witness when the perpetrators are caught and appear in court. Sally sees the goodness in everyone. But a chance meeting on holiday when her home is burgled turns Sally's life around in a spectacular way. A Clerical Murder Dr Tony Scriven has a cross-section of clerics on his psychiatrist's list. He notes they are all musical. Group therapy is part of his treatment for them. But what changes do the clerics experience? When a cleric is murdered it seems obvious who did it. But is it? Can the patients ever be the same after their encounter with the psychiatrist? And can love be found amid the mayhem?

The Parrot's Tale

The Parrot's Tale

Author: Miller Caldwell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/08/2014

Have you ever come across a plot more delightful and engaging than that of an African Grey Parrot turned police detective, on the loose in the Scottish countryside? That is the original and creative premise of new book The Parrot’s Tale by Miller Caldwell, whose endearing protagonist is 35-year-old Kofi, with a distinctive red tail, a great knack for mimicking voices and a thirst for adventure. A delightful mix of comedy, crime and thriller, the book follows Kofi as he solves an array of unlikely mysteries, problems and crimes, often in the most hilarious of manners.

Take the Lead

Take the Lead

Author: Miller Caldwell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/05/2014

Laurence the Lion Seeks Work

Laurence the Lion Seeks Work

Author: Miller Caldwell Format: eBook Release Date: 07/04/2014

Where did all the lions, elephants and sealions go after they no longer worked at the circus? I thought you'd like to know.This is the story of Lawrence the Lion who asks all sorts of animals if he could work for them. He has no specific talent until a wise owl makes him see he does have a skill to be put to good use. Children absolutely love this book for 5-6 year old children.

Laurence the Lion Seeks Work

Laurence the Lion Seeks Work

Author: Miller Caldwell Format: eBook Release Date: 07/04/2014

Where did all the lions, elephants and sealions go after they no longer worked at the circus? I thought you'd like to know.This is the story of Lawrence the Lion who asks all sorts of animals if he could work for them. He has no specific talent until a wise owl makes him see he does have a skill to be put to good use. Children absolutely love this book for 5-6 year old children.

Jim's Retiring Collection

Jim's Retiring Collection

Author: Miller Caldwell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/08/2013

Rev. James Caldwell recorded the more amusing stories of his various ministries and on hearing these, artist Jim Douglas of Glenfarg, offered to illustrate his tales. When Jim died in 1995, I inherited papers, musings, photographs and the general deluge of personal memorabilia which post mortem events produce. Poet's Progeny was the first of Jim's writing which became a popular book. Now I have turned his amusing stories into a short book with an unusual structure to inform and entertain the reader. Each chapter starts with a short bible passage then is followed by a contemporary commentary before Jim offers his amusing tales. Accordingly, this can be a reflective book, an aid to understanding the Bible in today's complex society or a very amusing account which blows out of the water the image of a Scottish Presbyterian minister as a bland, dour preacher. Jim's tales will certainly have you shaking with laughter. Miller

Miss Martha Douglas

Miss Martha Douglas

Author: Miller Caldwell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/11/2011

Martha Douglas encountered several needles in her remarkable yet troubled life. One needle brought anguish while another brought relief One brought pleasure while another disbelief One needle eased suffering amid the horrors of war The final needle brought contentment on a far off shore. In an era of discrimination bold acts of the day Swayed the thoughts of many that never went away Today equality is for everyone with no exemption Martha broke the mould, resulting from much tension. (c)mc A historical novel containing authentic unseen period photographs from this gifted Scottish storyteller.

The Last Shepherd

The Last Shepherd

Author: Miller Caldwell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/12/2010

A successful but arrogant banker has a spring holiday with his family in rural south west Scotland where his values and his attitude cause mayhem. The Last Shepherd shows the errors of his city ways with assistance of a mysterious mute benefactor whose actions climax in a tragic but resolute ending, touched by romance. 'I was shocked to discover I knew so little of rural ways. It was a real education.' Pete Newbrook. 'A way of life we should lose at our peril. But the romance was very touching.' Jane Houston. 'I could not put it down. When I did, I read it again.' Drew Sloan. 'A very sad and poignant read with so many slants to the story. I enjoyed it very much.' Lesley Fudge MSc BA (Hons) RGN

Betrayed in The Nith

Betrayed in The Nith

Author: Miller Caldwell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/08/2010

Mark Webster is the devoted friend of Danny Kimber, a blind musician yet also a police informant. But on a wild spring evening, when Danny's body is found in the river Nith, there is judged to be no evidence of foul play. Mark thinks otherwise. But can he prove it? Then a young girl Poppy is found in the river. But are the two deaths linked? As Mark tries to understand what is happening in modern Dumfries, he falls under the charms of Chief Superintendent Carla Speirs. An international development in the case emerges after the Police face the anger of the local community. In this modern romantic novel set in the beauty of south west Scotland, fraternal devotion turns to an unexpected romance as the mystery of Danny Kimber's death comes to light.

Restless Waves

Restless Waves

Author: Miller Caldwell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/12/2006

Geoff Varley joins the Eros cruise liner on its maiden four-month world cruise, as the Writer in Residence. It's a new venture for the shipping company and for him. Passengers' demons are laid to rest, creative minds are hard at work and on-shore adventures are both hair-raising and intriguing. Drug running and stamp collecting, ornithology and ship arrests, sumptuous meals and crippling debt, terminal illness, shattered dreams in the South Atlantic and a philanthropic opportunity in West Africa, not to mention two surprising romances somehow all revolve around the Writer in Residence. This is your opportunity to enjoy a four month world cruise, from the comfort of your armchair in your imaginary luxury cabin. It's a gripping yarn and a second successful novel from the pen of Miller Caldwell. www.millercaldwell.org

Ponderings

Ponderings

Author: Miller Caldwell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/03/2005

Give Your Eyes a Treat. Text is clear, large and spacious. Give Your Mind a Treat. Let a Poem or Short Story transfix your imagination. Give Your Thoughts an Overhaul. Do You Share My Views of Life? But have the hankies to hand or be ready to explain why you are laughing!

Have You Seen My......Umm...Memory?

Have You Seen My......Umm...Memory?

Author: Miller Caldwell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/11/2004

A delightful concoction of self-help advice for those of all ages suffering from occasional or regular memory lapses. The author's personal medical history is bound together by a fascinating and rib-tickling insight into the strengths and weaknesses of the human memory. It is a seriously funny yet thoughtful and helpful book. A rare combination indeed. Why did he have to retire early? How he nearly married the wrong woman! How he wrote a successful historical novel and challenged his memory before the TV cameras at the Pinewood studios. With tips for students facing exams there is no age restriction on memory lapses. We can all improve what memory capacity we have. Now is the time to exercise your memory. Let's untie the elephant's knot and learn his secret.

Have You Seen My......Umm...Memory?

Have You Seen My......Umm...Memory?

Author: Miller Caldwell Format: eBook Release Date: 26/11/2004

A delightful concoction of self-help advice for those of all ages suffering from occasional or regular memory lapses. The author's personal medical history is bound together by a fascinating and rib-tickling insight into the strengths and weaknesses of the human memory. It is a seriously funny yet thoughtful and helpful book. A rare combination indeed. Why did he have to retire early? How he nearly married the wrong woman! How he wrote a successful historical novel and challenged his memory before the TV cameras at the Pinewood studios. With tips for students facing exams there is no age restriction on memory lapses. We can all improve what memory capacity we have. Now is the time to exercise your memory. Let's untie the elephant's knot and learn his secret.

Operation Oboe

Operation Oboe

Author: Miller Caldwell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2003

A Brahms concert in Hamburg in 1912 leads to romance. An escape behind enemy lines and a traumatic voyage follow. A second eventful voyage began a diplomatic career in the Second World War in West Africa and revealed a dark family secret. Throughout these decades of conflict and strife an oboe plays unaccompanied. Its notes would linger to entertain an independent Gold Coast

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