Detective Sergeant Mergie Tewel is a homicide detective who investigates the murder of Dalgrin Balloch. Later, he once again encounters Findo Gask when he investigates the murder of Lady Strowan Westwood.
He is described as a short wiry Goblin with a snaggle tooth which makes him look like a country bumpkin. In fact, he is extremely intelligent, although he goes to great pains to conceal it. He has a deceptively quiet manner of speaking and a diffident way of asking questions as if he had not heard the answers.
One of the cast of characters from the Findo Gask series of hard-boiled fantasy detective novels by Trevor Hopkins.
The series currently comprises nine books, all in various stages of completion:
Most of the characters in the novels are based on place names in the Perth and Kinross region of Scotland, many of them close to the tiny village of Findo Gask.
Mergie is a settlement in Aberdeenshire approximately six miles west of Stonehaven, Scotland.
Tewel is a hamlet located approximately two miles west of Stonehaven, Kincardineshire on the Auchenblae Road in Northeast Scotland.
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