Monthly Archives: April 2011

fuck the royal wedding at word power

Friday. Royal fucking wedding. Dreading it. What are you doing? I’m looking after the kids, so probably watching CBeebies, maybe some Star Wars films, playing the Nintendo DS, going to the playpark, maybe eating some fish fingers. Then I’m going … Continue reading

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dundee literary salon

Aye so, I’m appearing up in Dundee this week, Thursday 28th April, at one of the excellent Dundee Literary Salons. I’ll be reading from and discussing Smokeheads, amongst other things, and you can read about the event here. It’s at … Continue reading

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scots whay hae interview

Some new bits and bobs on the press and events pages, most notably a sizeable interview which appeared over the weekend at the wonderful Scots Whay Hae blog, in which Alistair Braidwood grills me about writing, influences and booze. At … Continue reading

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daft smokeheads animation

OK, so here’s me and Ewan Morrison discussing Smokeheads. [Please note: Not actual footage of a real conversation. Please also note: Not suitable for non-sweary types.] If you liked this, please spread the word.

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eurocrime know what they’re on about

I love Europe. And I love crime. Therefore I love Eurocrime. And so should you. Not least because Amanda Gillies has given Smokeheads a fantastic review over on their website, check it here. To summarise her review: …a brilliant and … Continue reading

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barrel bullshit – revenge of the whisky geeks

So, I’ve been waiting for this. Whisky geeks are an impossible bunch to please, and I’ve been expecting some snooty reactions to Smokeheads on the many, many whisky forums out there. In general the reception hasn’t been too bad, but … Continue reading

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for peat’s sake – oh yes

So I just got a really quite amazingly good review for Smokeheads over on the Scots Whay Hae blog, where the handsome and erudite Scottish cultural blogger Alistair Braidwood said I was knocking on the doors of Brookmyre, Rankin, Banks … Continue reading

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