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Buy the paperback of the Shoeshine Killer and get a second book half price

The paperback of The Shoeshine Killer is out now and the lovely people at Pilrig Press are offering anyone who buys a copy from them any second book (by yours truly) half price – and free postage in the UK!  … Continue reading

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Hold onto your hats and grab your kindles The Shoeshine Killer is out!

Clink here to buy your copy of The Shoeshine Killer! “The Shoeshine Killer is a more realistic Death in Paradise, with shades of Alexander McCall Smith in the often humorous, unfussy style of writing. It’s tempting to call the novel deliberately old-fashioned, … Continue reading

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Haunted by Haddington: A Book Review of Black Wood

I’ve just come across an excellent  review in Lothian Life  of crime novel Black Wood  by  SJI Holliday, a new author to me. The review is by writer Kendra Olsen and called Haunted by Haddington. I liked what Kendra said so much, I bought the book and am … Continue reading

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Delighted to be a featured author for the Crime Readers’ Association!

The Crime Readers’ Association (The CRA) The CRA was set up by the Crime Writers’ Association to give readers news and information from their favourite authors along with tips for beginners working in the genre. So, if you love reading crime fiction, … Continue reading

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Do you judge a book by its cover?

A friend gave me the award winning The Whaleboat House by Mark Mills (which started out as Amagansett before it was republished with the new title). This was lucky for me because I loved it but would have never picked it up based … Continue reading

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Help, new crime novel needs a title!

I have finally finished the edits to the second DS Louisa Townsend mystery. The first book in the series is called Food of Ghosts. Here’s what Liane Adam, a recent Amazon reviewer, said of Food of Ghosts: “A gripping thriller which I … Continue reading

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Interview with emerging crime writer Catherine Gault (author of Bones and Whispers!)

I’m delighted to interview Catherine Gault. Catherine is a new crime writer living in Edinburgh. She  grew up by the river Clyde and moved here in the 70’s. She says she only feels at home if there’s a river in view … Continue reading

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Blackwell’s Writers at the Edinburgh Fringe, 2013

On Thursday evening, August 22nd, I will be talking about Food of Ghosts at Blackwell’s Bookshop here in Edinburgh as part of Blackwell’s Writers at The Edinburgh Fringe 2013. In fact, there will be a bunch of us creative folk doing our stuff, … Continue reading

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Meeting Joe Stretch (oops, and a little bit more swearing!)

I met Joe Stretch on Saturday evening before his event at The Edinburgh International Book Festival. It was great to be able to catch him for five minutes and have a quick chat. Laurence Phelan of the Independent said of … Continue reading

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Stand up Christopher Brookmyre! (Warning this blog post contains swearing!)

Even though Christopher Brookmyre was really busy, he managed to find time to give me a ring the other day and let me interview him. He was so easy to talk to and such a nice man, it seems quite … Continue reading

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