William Goldie was born in Glasgow. He is a retired Research Scientist, having specialised in Electrochemistry, a subject on which he wrote and coedited books which became standard works in this field. He also has a number of patents to his name.
In retirement, he has now switched genres to write works of fiction and faction in the thriller, particularly espionage, mode.
Louche women, dark streets, Europe and semi-sophisticated thugs playing the spy game; William Goldie's Among Other Things, They Call Me Thornton has all the ingredients of a spy thriller slightly shaken, but not stirred.