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My Big Issue reviews of Emily Carroll, Eli Horowitz, Matthew Derby and Kevin Moffett

Bit slow getting this stuff up, summer holidays and all that. Anyway, here are my Big Issue reviews of Through the Woods by Emily Carroll (Faber) and The Silent History (Jonathan Cape) by Eli Horowitz, Matthew Derby and Kevin Moffett. The first … Continue reading

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THE DEAD BEAT – latest press round up

OK, so there’s been a heap of great coverage for The Dead Beat since it came out last week, and here it all is: Here’s a total rave review by Nigel Bird over at Sea Minor: ‘This is intelligent, gripping, thoughtful … Continue reading

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My review of Laura Lippman’s After I’m Gone

Another cracker from Laura Lippman. Here’s my review of After I’m Gone (Faber) in the Independent on Sunday. A gently subversive and astutely observed novel.

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THE DEAD BEAT – a playlist

OK, so here’s a bit of fun. My new book, THE DEAD BEAT, has a thread of early 90s grunge and alternative rock running through it, even though it’s mostly set in present-day Edinburgh. The reason for that will be obvious once … Continue reading

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My Big Issue reviews of Willy Vlautin and Helen Oyeyemi

Aye so, here are my reviews in The Big Issue of The Free (Faber) by Willy Vlautin and Boy, Snow, Bird (Picador) by Helen Oyeyemi. I liked Oyeyemi’s book well enough, and I thought The Free was absolutely terrific. I’ve … Continue reading

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GONE AGAIN is out again!

When my most recent novel, GONE AGAIN, was published in March, I know what you were thinking: ‘That trade paperback format is too big to fit in my pocket, Doug. And it’s a little too pricey, times are hard. If … Continue reading

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My review of Liam McIlvanney’s Where the Dead Men Go in the Independent on Sunday

Aye so, I was delighted to get to review Liam McIlvanney’s excellent Where the Dead Men Go (Faber) in the Independent on Sunday. A really fantastic, 21st century Scottish crime novel. Gutted I only got to write 200 words, I … Continue reading

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