Sadie publishes her fourth book in 20 months

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Carrick author Sadie Reid has published her fourth novel which comes only 20 months after she published her debut novel in February 2013.

The retired teacher who grew up in Maybole has just released ‘Poleaxed’under her pseudonym Sarah Wallace which is available to read via Amazon’s e-book service at for a mere £1.02.

Sadie didn’t wish to give too much away about the plot when she contacted the Gazette, only saying that the story revolves around a Maybole woman who is murdered on a train leaving from Glasgow Central.

She also revealed that Detective Inspector Andrew Davies who featured prominently in her last book ‘Unscrewed’ is now working with a new female Sergeant.

Since retiring from teaching where she taught at Gardenrose Primary in Maybole for 21 years, Sadie has found the time to start writing novels and published her debut novel ‘Murder at the Tannery’ after purchasing a Kindle device in 2012.

That debut novel was inspired by her father’s involvement in Maybole’s legendary leather making industry.

Since then she has published further novels entitled ‘Body in a Bag’, ‘Unscrewed’ and now ‘Poleaxed’ which was released earlier this month.

Sadie is still attending the Swanwick writing summer school in Derby to hone her skills.

After growing up in Maybole’s Auchenwynd’s small holdings and working at the local school she retired to Girvan 20 years ago where her son Gavin had become an established shopkeeper.

Her lifelong residence in Carrick has inspired her tales so far though she points out that place names such as Maybole and Girvan have been changed in her works so far.

Sadie writes under the pseudonym Sarah Wallace as a tribute to her late husband Wallace Reid and is glad that she has now finding the time to write as it has always been one of her main passions in life and she also finds it a great way to relax.