Welcome to this month’s newsletter, looking ahead to reads and events into March. I’ve been catching up on some reading AND writing, and am happy to report that I’ve finished writing the second book in my new series. Now my agent has the hard work of editing and finding the right home for the series (no pressure there, then 😜).… Read the rest
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It’s got a selection of the month’s new crime fiction book releases, as well my current and next reads to inspire you. September sees the release of some amazing books, like The Dark Remains by William McIlvanney and Ian Rankin.… Read the rest
This weekend sees the Reading Between the Lines online book festival, featuring a raft of superb crime writers. And it’s free!
I’ll be taking part on Sunday, along with Caro Ramsay and Mark J. Newman. Our session comes at the end of the programme, so join us and bring a beer (we’re certainly having one).… Read the rest
I was delighted when Angus Libraries invited me to put together a video for Book Week Scotland, and decided to do something a little bit different and (I hope) entertaining.
So, here is Crime Tails: losing the plot in lockdown, where our household pets, including celebrated tortoise Michelle, take part to give a more light-hearted look at crime fiction.… Read the rest
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
Welcome to the April round up of crime fiction goodies – download it here:
So, life’s a little different now, isn’t it? However, the crime fiction community has adapted with murderous speed, and we have a range of virtual events to keep you connected and chilled (to the bone). This month’s spotlight is on virtual Noir at the Bar and its virtual sister Noir at the Bar Edinburgh, with details of how you can join in with each one.… Read the rest
Welcome to the March round up of crime fiction goodies – download it here:
This month we feature author and editor Ian Skewis – check out his website where you can sign up to receive his free monthly newsletter, exclusive previews, updates on new releases, giveaways and short stories.… Read the rest
There’s news, finally, of a possible end to the injustices faced by the victims of the world’s worst industrial tragedy. But in the meantime, those who live with the horrors of what happened in Bhopal in 1984 have been hit with another crisis. Here’s the good news and the bad…
On the morning of 4 December 1984, municipal workers in Bhopal, India were clearing some 4,000 dead bodies and thousands of animal carcasses from the streets following the world’s worst industrial accident.… Read the rest
Hello! It’s been a while, hasn’t it? My last blog posts were in September and my last Crime Scene newsletter was in October. Last year was especially hectic on the writing and on the home fronts, so I took a wee break, and now I’m back and working on a new crime fiction series – more about that in a moment.… Read the rest
Welcome to the September round-up of criminal activity – and if you thought August was busy, just wait until you see what’s coming up next!
On the cover this month, we feature Seonaid Francis of ThunderPoint Publishing Ltd, as we continue to share the love for small independent publishers.
On Noir at the Bar Edinburgh, I’m delighted to be announcing the lineup for the evening, and you’re in for a treat.… Read the rest