David Meikle is a TV scriptwriter and Sunday Times bestselling author. He has written and co-written seven books, including the autobiographies of Charlie Richardson and Bobby Cummines.
His first book, Reunited in the Desert, written with Helle Amin for John Blake, was featured in The Sun, The Daily Mail, the Sunday Times and on ‘Lorraine’.
David wrote Charlie Richardson, The Last Gangster, along with the crime legend, and the book reached number three in the Sunday Times hardback chart.
He worked on Doctor’s Notes, with TV doctor Rosemary Leonard, for Headline. The book featured on The Wright Stuff. ‘Disgusting but brilliant’ was the Wright verdict.
David penned I Am Not A Gangster for Ebury Press. The book covered the remarkable story of armed robber and hitman Bobby Cummines, who was awarded the OBE after turning his life around.
David was copy editor on Diamonds for Rice, reworking the project to run two true stories side by side. The book was reviewed by the Mirror, Scotsman, Aberdeen Press and Journal, BBC Radio and Talk Radio, and launched at Waterstones in Piccadilly.
He is co-writer of The Parkhurst Years, again with Ebury Press and Bobby Cummines, coming out on 4 May 2017.
David is also co-author of The Krays: The Prison Years, to be launched on 1 June 2017 by Century.