A Dark Matter out in ebook today!


OK friends, my eleventh novel, A DARK MATTER, is published in ebook today by the wonderful Orenda Books (paperback in Jan 2020). It’s a real departure for me, the start of The Skelfs trilogy about three women taking over the running of a funeral directors and private investigators. Early reviews and blurbs have been utterly wonderful, so here’s hoping you like it! Links below.

Amzn https://amzn.to/34Wp8xu
Apple https://apple.co/34fb7v1
Google https://bit.ly/33bVD9L
Kobo https://bit.ly/372v2yS

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Fun Lovin’ Crime Writers on tour in 2020!


pic by Bernie Sweeney

Some amazing new shows just announced for next year!

Monday 30th March, The Stables, Milton Keynes
Tickets £20
Box Office: 01908 280800

Tuesday 31st March, Subscription Rooms, Stroud
Tickets £21.50
Box Office: 01453 796880

Wednesday 1st April, The Anvil, Basingstoke
Box Office: 01256 844244

Saturday 18th April, The Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh
Tickets £22.50 / £20
Box Office: 0131 668 2019

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Portobello Book Festival this weekend


This weekend is my lovely local Portobello Book Festival, with loads of great events happening. Please check em out. My own event is 5.30pm tomorrow (Sat), with some dude called Ian Rankin. Should be sweeeeet.

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Breakers ebook is 99p on Amazon

Hey folks, a quick post to let you know that BREAKERS is currently only 99p on Kindle. You can download it here. That’s less than a steak bake in Gregg’s, ffs. Get on it. And now I fancy a steak bake.

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Uncanny Portobello by Rosita McKenzie

I want to give a massive shout out to Rosita McKenzie, a photographer who was inspired by my novel Fault Lines to create this wonderful exhibition called Uncanny Portobello, which was part of the recent Artwalk Porty festival. I was blown away by her abstract work, even more so that she drew from my book for inspiration.


pic by Rosita McKenzie



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Breakers on the McIlvanney Shortlist!


Breakers is shortlisted for the McIlvanney Prize for Scottish Crime Book of the Year. Deeply honoured to be in such great company! Winner is announced on 20th Sept at the Bloody Scotland festival in Stirling. See you there.

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Fun Lovin’ Crime Writers Return to Edinburgh this Weekend


This Friday, the band are strutting our stuff at the Edinburgh International Book Festival. It’s 9pm kick-off in the Spiegeltent in Charlotte Square and it’s FREE ENTRY, but get there early cos it’s always rammed to the rafters. See you down the front!

Details here.

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