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Online Launch for The Big Chill

Folks, I’m having an online launch for THE BIG CHILL on 20th August along with the mighty Val McDermid, whose latest Karen Pirie novel STILL LIFE is out the same day. We’ll be chatting about the books and everything else, … Continue reading

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The Great Silence, First Draft

It’s only a very rough first draft, but I’ve written the final part of The Skelfs trilogy, The Great Silence. I started this a month after my stroke and it feels like writing it has been very much part of … Continue reading

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The Big Chill Blog Tour

The Big Chill is having a wee adventure, swanning around all the best book bloggers for the next few weeks. Check out all the stops below. Fun!

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Lockdown Reflections

Here’s a thing I wrote for the Royal Literary Fund about my stroke and my time in lockdown.  

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Home Fixtures

I’m absolutely thrilled to have a new short story in this collection of writing to support the Homeless World Cup. The collection is only £1.99, and contains amazing authors like Nick Hornby, Ian Rankin, Denise Mina & Chris Brookmyre, and … Continue reading

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Another Day, Another Crazy Cheap Deal

OK folks, this is serious shizzle – BOTH A Dark Matter and Breakers are included in Amazon’s Kindle Monthly Deal for THE WHOLE OF JULY. Pick them up dirt cheap here:   A DARK MATTER BREAKERS Enjoy! Dx

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A Dark Matter on the McIlvanney Longlist

Absolutely thrilled that A Dark Matter is on the McIlvanney Prize longlist for best Scottish crime novel of the year. Some amazing writers (and friends) on the list too!

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The Big Chill out in ebook today

My twelfth novel, The Big Chill, is out in ebook today! Get it here. I just noticed that The Empire Strikes Back was released 40 years ago today, and weirdly both stories are the second instalments in trilogies, and both … Continue reading

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A Dark Matter Ebook Only 99p

Meet the Skelfs: Three generations of women take over the family funeral-home and PI businesses. Includes death, grief, hope, drumming, quantum physics and a cat called Schrodinger. NOW CHEAP AS BOLLOCKS: KOBO: http://bit.ly/2Uv05zv KINDLE: https://amzn.to/3gVIc5U

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The Big Chill Proofs are Here

They’re here! The Big Chill is out June 20th in ebook, August 20th in paperback by Orenda Books. I would love you to pre-order, just drop your usual bookshop a line, ta!

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