Monthly Archives: May 2014

My Big Issue review of Mary Talbot, Kate Charlesworth, Bryan Talbot & Emma Jane Unsworth

In my latest Big Issue column I reviewed Sally Heathcote: Suffragette, the graphic novel by Mary Talbot, Kate Charlesworth and Bryan Talbot, and also Animals by Emma Jane Unsworth. My chatter is here.

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On The Culture Studio today

  Quick heads up, folks, I’m gonna be on The Culture Studio on BBC Radio Scotland with  Janice Forsyth today, talking about The Dead Beat. Probably around half three.

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Cheap Books Alert!

Amazon are doing some crime writing promotion, and both the brand new THE DEAD BEAT and HIT & RUN are currently only 99p on kindle. Likewise, GONE AGAIN is still in some other promotion and is only 59p. So that’s my … Continue reading

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THE DEAD BEAT – third press round-up

Here’s the third instalment of lovely press coverage for The Dead Beat: There’s a terrific review of the book over at Scots Whay Hae courtesy of Ali Braidwood. ‘If there is a more exciting writer around today, they’ve passed me … Continue reading

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My review of The Sex Lives of Siamese Twins by Irvine Welsh

I reviewed this in the Independent on Sunday. It is a terrific book. It’s a slightly misleading title, however. Read my review here.

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My review of Luke Brown, Mark Z Danielewski & Peter Ross

Here is my latest column in The Big Issue, with reviews of books by Luke Brown and Mark Z Danielewski, and an all-too-short mention of Peter Ross’s wonderful Daunderlust. All three books are excellent. Can I also just say, once more, that … Continue reading

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THE DEAD BEAT – latest press round up

OK, so there’s been a heap of great coverage for The Dead Beat since it came out last week, and here it all is: Here’s a total rave review by Nigel Bird over at Sea Minor: ‘This is intelligent, gripping, thoughtful … Continue reading

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