Bloody Scotland at Aye Write!


Amongst all the rock ‘n’ roll debauchery of the Fun Lovin’ Crime Writers, it would be easy to forget I’m doing an actual book event at Aye Write, Sat 24th March 3pm at the Mitchell Library, talking with Val McDermid, Lin Anderson and Jamie Crawford about the Bloody Scotland short story collection. Come for the banter, stay for, well, more banter. Tickets here!



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Fun Lovin’ Crime Writers at Aye Write!


GLASGOW PEOPLE! The Fun Lovin’ Crime Writers are playing this Friday night at the Tramway. I can guarantee it will be all kinds of AWESOME. Details here. 

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Fault Lines is out in ebook today!

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Brilliantly constructed speculative crime fiction, a classic whodunit and a dark psychological suspense, Doug Johnstone returns with his most explosive and original thriller yet.

In a reimagined contemporary Edinburgh, where a tectonic fault has opened up to produce a new volcano in the Firth of Forth, and where tremors are an everyday occurrence, volcanologist Surtsey makes a shocking discovery.

On a clandestine trip to new volcanic island The Inch, to meet Tom, her lover and her boss, she finds his lifeless body, and makes the fatal decision to keep their affair, and her discovery, a secret. Desperate to know how he died, but also terrified she’ll be exposed, Surtsey’s life quickly spirals into a nightmare when someone makes contact – someone who claims to know what she’s done.

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FLCW @ ReimagiNation: Glenrothes


Another day, another Fun Lovin’ Crime Writers gig! Check out this mini-festival in Glenrothes, where we’re playing, and each of us is doing other actual book events too. Get ready, Fife! Saturday 19th May. Tickets here.


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Orenda Roadshow in Liverpool

Liverpudlians! Look at this mad thing happening on Monday, right on your doorstep! How the hell will it work? Only one way to find out!

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Fun Lovin’ Crime Writers in Pitlochry

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

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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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