Monthly Archives: May 2016

I started a new job last week

Last week I started working as writer-in-residence for a funeral directors in Edinburgh. I’m already tremendously impressed with the respect, grace and empathy of all the staff I met. It’s going to be an intense and strange few months, but I’m … Continue reading

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We Beat the Eggheads!

So I was on BBC Two quiz show Eggheads last night, part of a team called the Criminal Element featuring myself, Val McDermid, Mark Billingham, Chris Brookmyre and Martyn Waites. And we only went and won! It was a terrific … Continue reading

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I started writing a new book this week

I started writing a new book this week. A few thousand words in. Feels weird already. Anyhoo, working title is Fault Lines, and here are some visual clues what it’s about. Kind of.  

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EGGHEADS KLAXON!

Myself, Chris Brookmyre, Val McDermid, Mark Billingham and Martyn Waites are on Eggheads on Thursday 26th May, 6pm on BBC 2. Will I punch anyone? Will I swear? Tune in to find out.

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Rave review for The Jump in Gutter Magazine

It’s not online, but trust me, it’s a doozy. Here’s the final paragraph: Thanks, Sabina, whoever you are!

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The Caledonian Challenge

Folks, I’ve agreed to take part in this year’s Caledonian Challenge, walking 24 miles in 12 hours through Glencoe in June. I’m part of a Bloody Scotland team that also includes Chris Brookmyre, Craig Robertson, Matt Bendoris and Gordon Brown, … Continue reading

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The Jump is out in paperback today!

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Ullapool Book Festival

Very excited to be appearing at the Ullapool Book Festival this Friday evening with pal Helen FitzGerald. It’s a brilliant festival, see the full weekend programme here.

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My reviews of Neil Mackay and Lucy Ribchester in Big Issue

Trying to keep more up to date with my review column in Big Issue, so here’s the latest, reviews of novels by Neil Mackay and Lucy Ribchester. Enjoy!

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Goodbye, Queen Margaret University

So yesterday was my last day as Royal Literary Fund Fellow at Queen Margaret University. I was there for two years, helping students and staff with all aspects of academic writing. I’m still going to be working with the RLF … Continue reading

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