I am excited to share with you the news that I have won the inaugural All About Stamps Competition. My entry was a piece entitled The Year that Books United the World, and tells the remarkable story of World Book Year, which was held in 1972. Here it is, and below, you can read a little about what inspired me to put it together.… Read the rest
Welcome to the August round up of crime ficition goodies. Download it here:
This month is packed full of criminal reads and online events – so much, that you’ll want to stay in lockdown to get in on the action.
Marion Todd’s Detective Clare Mackay series is fast becoming a favourite of mine. It follows DI Clare Mackay, who is determined to make a new start in Fife following a difficult episode in her Glasgow life and career.… Read the rest
The Curator by MW Craven, published on 4th June
I first heard Mike Craven read from his work when he appeared in a Bloody Scotland panel in 2019, and was blown away. His background is fascinating, and you can tell from his writing that he really knows his stuff when it comes to investigating serious crime.… Read the rest
Now I’ve taken the first step in preparing my book on the history of literature as depicted on postage stamps from around the world – deciding what’s actually going to be in it.
A book like this takes a lot of planning. It involves researching the topic, and finding and purchasing the stamps that will illustrate the story.… Read the rest
This is the page where I’ll be sharing progress with my non-fiction project, a book about, erm, books. But with a difference – this is about the history of literature as depicted on postage stamps from around the world. It combines my two lifelong hobbies, writing and stamp collecting. I’ll be posting monthly updates on how it’s coming along.… Read the rest
We might be confined to our homes and our neighbourhoods, but crime writers have been getting together online to chat and share the crime fiction love!… Read the rest
Welcome to the May round-up of crime fiction goodies – download it here:
This month, we feature the incredible lockdown sensation that is our public libraries. We also review top pick of this month’s new releases, Small Mercies by Alex Walters.
The series began with publication of the first book in 2017, and follows the exploits of the North Edinburgh Health Enforcement Team.… Read the rest