Author Archives: doug johnstone

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Fun Lovin’ Crime Writers in Pitlochry

Hey, we’re playing at the Winter Words festival in Pitlochry next Saturday 17th Feb. Come and rock! Advertisements

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Big Issue Reviews

Here’s my latest book reviews in The Big Issue magazine, two belting crime novels, William Boyle’s Gravesend (No Exit) and Eva Dolan’s This Is How It Ends (Raven).

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The Best Advice I Ever Received

Here’s a thing I recorded for the Royal Literary Fund about the best advice I ever received. They meant in terms of my writing, so not gambling tips or cookery lessons or whatever. Enjoy!

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My Top Ten Novels of 2017

Just in case you’re interested, here are my favourite novels of 2017. I reviewed almost all of these in The Big Issue magazine, but their website has glitched and lost most of them, which is kind of annoying. Anyway, I … Continue reading

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The Role of Place in Fiction

Here’s a thing I wrote about the role of place in my fiction. As you were. Dx

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Event in Liverpool Tomorrow

So all SIX members of Fun Lovin’ Crime Writers are appearing at Waterstones in Liverpool tomorrow night, talking about books, music and what we’ve got each other in our Secret Santa. Come!

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Fault Lines Cover Reveal

Hey hey! Here’s the proof cover of my next novel, FAULT LINES, out in May next year with the terrific Orenda Books. It’s a whodunit-speculative-psychological-thriller-disaster-movie with volcanoes, islands and earthquakes. Right up your street, basically. Dx

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