Monthly Archives: April 2014

THE DEAD BEAT – first press round-up

There’s been a wee rash of press coverage for The Dead Beat prior to publication. Here it all is in one handy place: Here’s a thing I wrote for Crime Time all about death, BIG BLACK DEATH STALKING ME. I answered … Continue reading

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MIXTAPE!

I made a mixtape for THE DEAD BEAT. A REAL MIXTAPE. Don’t ask my why.

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My review of Laura Lippman’s After I’m Gone

Another cracker from Laura Lippman. Here’s my review of After I’m Gone (Faber) in the Independent on Sunday. A gently subversive and astutely observed novel.

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My review of Dan Rhodes and Judith Schalansky

Aye so here is my Big Issue column, reviewing When the Professor Got Stuck in the Snow (Miyuki Books) by Dan Rhodes and Judith Schalansky’s The Giraffe’s Neck (Bloomsbury). Very good but very different, and one of them is almost … Continue reading

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A review of Gone Again in The Puffin Review

Following hot on the heels of my recent interview in The Puffin Review, they’ve got a cracking review of Gone Again up on their site now. ‘This was a refreshing change from the tired crime staples of tough cops and … Continue reading

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Interview in The Edinburgh Evening News

I was recently interviewed by Gemma Fraser for the Edinburgh Evening News, where I talked about Kurt Cobain, feeling old and my obsession with obituaries, all of which led to The Dead Beat being what it is. Read all about … Continue reading

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The First Review of The Dead Beat

Three weeks until publication and we have the first review of The Dead Beat, by Bethany Anderson over at Subtle Melodrama. And it’s a cracker, Ms Anderson describing it as ‘funny, moving, exciting and, as always, Johnstone really brings the city … Continue reading

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