CRASH LAND Press Round Up


I’ve kind of lost track of all press around CRASH LAND, but here’s what I’ve got a note of below. Huge thanks to all who have taken the time to review, interview, blog and more. Cheers!

A nice interview in The Fountain where I get asked about the Fence Collective.

A thing I wrote for Trip Fiction about researching the book in Orkney.

‘Doug Johnstone is one of the best writers around, both in terms of style and substance. No one’s thrillers are quite as thrilling.’ Scots Whay Hae

‘Yet another classic thriller.’ Library Thing

‘A thumpingly good and surprisingly dark page-turner.’ Grab This Book

‘There are elements that elevate it above the average crime novel.’ Crime Pieces

Interview at Crime Watch where I talk about Asterix.

‘Crash Land will hit so deep to make you feel very unsafe while reading it.’ Thriller Books Journal

Massive podcast at Thank Book For, talking Iain Banks, movies, all sorts.

Interview with Liz Loves Books where I confess I love Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.

‘Crash Land ticked all the boxes for this reader, and proved a satisfying and engaging thriller. Highly recommended.’ Raven Crime Reads

Q&A in The Big Issue North magazine. Giving it the full blah-blah.

‘Johnstone paces the twists and the growing tensions beautifully.’ The Times

‘Doug Johnstone is an avant-garde jeweller of the crimewriting world.’ Scotland on Sunday

‘Doug Johnstone is turning out to be one of Scotland’s most reliable, talent and versatile writers.’ Crime Worm

‘Keeps us hooked as events build to a high-octane conclusion.’ The Herald

‘Another page-turner to keep you gripped until its denouement.’ The Skinny

‘Bloody hell that Doug Johnstone knows how to hook a reader!’ Bibliophile Book Club

‘The dramatic scenes are rich thriller material, tightly written with cinematic fight sequences where lives hang in the balance.’ The List

‘Johnstone’s uncompromising style, his sassy dialogue and his quirky mind jumps make Crash Land a cracking read.’ Crime Warp

A thing I wrote for the Scottish Book Trust about pacing in thrillers.

On The Janice Forsyth Show talking about the book and other stuff, 39 mins in.

Author of the Month, cracking review and a lengthy Q&A at Crime Squad.

Scottish book of the week at The Courier.

‘Crash Land was masses of dark fun and incredibly engaging.’ Northern Crime

‘Crash Land is an absolute cracker of a read. It is full of suspense and intrigue and I was hooked from start to finish.’ By the Letter Book Reviews

‘Crash Land is a compulsive thriller, packed full of action and intrigue.’ Random Things Through My Letterbox

‘Doug Johnstone has created the perfect ratio of tension, drama, excitement and danger.’ Portobello Book Blog

Me on Radio Orkney talking nonsense for a change.

‘A gripping and thoughtful examination of how life can change in an instant.’ Sunday Mirror

I also wrote a Metro travel piece on Orkney that I can’t seem to find online.


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