New Press Shots

New press shots. I hope you like this shirt, you’ll be seeing it for the next several years. Pics by Duncan McGlynn.

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US Kindle Monthly Deal

Hello friends in the US. I believe The Big Chill is going dirt cheap in ebook right now, fill your boots.
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Shortlisted for the McIlvanney Prize

Absolutely thrilled that A Dark Matter has been shortlisted for the McIlvanney Prize. That’s my third shortlisting in five years. Happy boy.

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The Big Chill is out today

The Big Chill is out today so here’s my traditional Porty Beach shot. A Dark Matter only came out 7 months ago, but it feels like a different world, not least because I suffered a stroke in March. But I feel fighting fit now and have another book in the world, so can’t complain.


You can get the book in all good bookshops, preferably independent ones, and also online here.


And I’m doing an online launch event with the awesome Val McDermid, whose great novel, Still Life, is out today too. We’re at Porty Books tonight 6pm, tickets here.


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Last minute call-up to Edinburgh Book Festival

Hey, I’ve been pulled off the subs’ bench for this cracking event tomorrow night. Go to Edinburgh International Book Festival to reserve a place.

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Official Sponsor of ‘Skelf’!

Look at this amazing gesture from Scotland Writers FC – I’m the official sponsor of the word ‘Skelf’! Put a massive grin on my face when I opened the letter. Thanks so much, gang. Find yersel’!


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A Box of Books

Always a great moment, I got my author copies in the post – sweeeeeeet.


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Signed Copies of The Big Chill


‪Ok folks, I was out and about yesterday, so both Porty Books and Toppings in Edinburgh now have signed copies of The Big Chill.‬ Go find them!


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Cover Feature in The Herald


Here I am in yesterday’s Herald magazine, standing in various unnatural poses. Lovely interview by Susan Swarbrick.

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Reading Between the Crime Book

Hey folks, if you’re at a loose end this Friday, I’m doing a turn at this cracking online festival, chatting with top blogger and crime fiction fan Lynsey Adams. Details below.


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