Monthly Archives: June 2014

Book of the Month at Raven Crime Reads

So THE DEAD BEAT is Book of the Month over at Raven Crime Reads blog. Very nice – thanks! Dx

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I’m a ‘Fellow’

I’m delighted to announce that I’ll be taking up the position of Royal Literary Fund Writing Fellow at Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh from September. That’s the shiny new campus pictured above. The position involves giving one-to-one feedback to students … Continue reading

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THE DEAD BEAT – some more lovely press!

Rounding up this stuff here, so I don’t forget it, basically. What I mean to say is, amazing new press coverage!!!!! Yay!!!!! Have a read: First up, a rave review over at Raven Crime Reads. ‘A reading experience that went far … Continue reading

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THE JUMP – My Next Novel

I’m delighted to announce that my next novel, THE JUMP, is being published by Faber & Faber in the summer of 2015. It’s set in and around South Queensferry, in the shadow of the Forth Road Bridge. That’s all the info … Continue reading

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My review of Megan Abbott’s The Fever in The Independent on Sunday

  So here’s my review of Megan Abbott’s The Fever, which ran in yesterday’s Independent on Sunday. It’s the best novel I’ve read this year. Clickety-click to find out more.

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My Big Issue reviews of Ben Shephard, Simon Sylvester & Tony Black

Aye so, here’s my latest cheeky wee Big Issue books column, reviewing three books: Headhunters by Ben Shephard – non-fiction about ‘The Search for a Science of the Mind’ The Visitors by Simon Sylvester – a dreamlike debut novel set … Continue reading

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My Big Issue reviews of Nick Harkaway and Craig Robertson

Another column, another glorious illustration by Mitch Blunt. Oh aye, and my reviews in The Big Issue of Nick Harkaway’s Tigerman and Craig Robertson’s The Last Refuge. Both set on islands. Enjoy! Dx

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