Monthly Archives: September 2013

My review of Liam McIlvanney’s Where the Dead Men Go in the Independent on Sunday

Aye so, I was delighted to get to review Liam McIlvanney’s excellent Where the Dead Men Go (Faber) in the Independent on Sunday. A really fantastic, 21st century Scottish crime novel. Gutted I only got to write 200 words, I … Continue reading

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My latest Big Issue book reviews

OK so here are my latest book reviews in The Big Issue magazine. Two harrowing but brilliant reads – Helen FitzGerald’s The Cry (Faber) and J. Robert Lennon’s Familiar (Serpent’s Tail). While I’m here I want to give a shout … Continue reading

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A review of Gone Again at Pulp Curry

Here’s a rather lovely review of Gone Again by Andrew Nette over at Pulp Curry. ‘Razor sharp,’ Andrew says, and he seems like a trustworthy sort. It’s a combo review with Liam McIlvanney’s Where the Dead Men Go, which is … Continue reading

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My review of The Cry by Helen FitzGerald in The Independent on Sunday

Here’s my review of Helen FitzGerald’s The Cry, easily one of my favourite novels this year. It’s fucking terrifying. It’s so terrifying I was describing it to another writer in the pub recently, just telling them what happens in it, … Continue reading

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Me on the telly, kind of

Aye so, one of the events I did over at the Melbourne Writers Festival was recorded for posterity by ABC, and I think they’ve just broadcast it over there. It was a session entitled Tartan Noir, with me and Liam … Continue reading

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A handful of book reviews

I’ve got a wee bit behind in shoving my journalism stuff up here, what with being on the other side of the world for a while, then picking up a shitty chest infection. Anyway, while I was away, a few … Continue reading

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MOJO FALLING – a new short story

Here’s a new short story. A bit of context is probably needed. While over in Melbourne recently I was invited to take part in Liner Notes, a cabaret evening where they take a ‘classic’ album, divvy up the tracks to … Continue reading

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