Monthly Archives: May 2012

HIT & RUN is out today! Again!

Aye so, the new edition of my (ahem) AMAZON #1 BESTSELLING novel Hit & Run is out today! Again! I know, I know, it seems like only a few minutes ago that it was out before. In fact, it was … Continue reading

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New covers for Tombstoning and The Ossians ebooks

Faber have signed up the ebook rights to my first two books, Tombstoning and The Ossians. They’re going to publish them this summer and they’re gonna be dirt cheap. Faber have done new covers for them. Here they are below. … Continue reading

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Fiction Uncovered, Smokeheads optioned and other stuff

OK so, fair bit of news of late, here’s a cheeky wee round up: Fiction Uncovered Delighted that Hit & Run has been chosen as one of eight titles on Fiction Uncovered’s Best of British list for this year! Check … Continue reading

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Nicotine, valium, vicodin, marijuana…

Friday tune is Queens of the Stone Age’s ‘Feel Good Hit of the Summer’. Nicotine, valium, vicodin, marijuana, ecstasy and alcohol. Cocaine.’ I imagine that’s what Crimefest is like at the moment, where all my crime writer buddies are at. … Continue reading

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I feel love

Friday tune is a no-brainer this week. Donna Summer’s ‘I Feel Love’. How amazing and fresh does this still sound, 35 years after it was released? RIP.

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FREE MUSIC courtesy of @Kowalskiy

You like free shit, right? Here is some free music, courtesy of esteemed Scottish music blogger Kowalskiy, including a rare Northern Alliance track ‘Casiopolis’ that never made it onto any of our albums for various reasons. It’s part of a … Continue reading

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New HIT & RUN cover – whatcha think?

Well?

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Oh My God

Friday tune time. ‘Oh My God’ by Ida Maria. First heard this when it came out four years ago. Still rocks. This version exposes her weird rawk shouty moustachioed band, but also has Ida going frigging apeshit at the end … Continue reading

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Books I reviewed in April (and some I didn’t)

Monthly journo round up time. Here’s the great and not so great from April: Will Oldham, On Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy (Faber) – Start of a series of books from Faber where leftfield musicians interview themselves. Intriguing idea, and a good … Continue reading

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Faber Social: A Night of Crime

Glamorous People of London! I’m schlepping down to your glorious city for an event next Monday 14th May, namely the Faber Social, which this month is being taken over by marauding crime writers. Like me, Claire McGowan, Stav Sherez, Erin … Continue reading

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