Wednesday, 8 January 2020

Still a Bestseller

Delighted to see today that DRIFTNET is at No. 12 in Scottish Crime on Amazon Best Sellers.

The book started out life as a Scottish No. 1 bestseller, and became the first of a series that now runs to 14 novels.

Book 15, THE INNOCENT DEAD, is due for publication in August 2020.

The paperback version  of DRIFTNET will be re-published by Pan MacMillan on 2nd April 2020.

Monday, 2 December 2019

Wake Up It's Christmas

Plug for my friend Gilly's great Christmas single Wake Up It's Christmas. Get Christmassy listening to it on the promo video above, then buy from:



CD Baby

(Gilly appeared as himself in my Forensic Scientist Dr Rhona MacLeod series book 12 FollowThe Dead.)


Sunday, 1 December 2019

SINS OF THE DEAD for only 99p on Kindle

At the moment SINS OF THE DEAD is in the Scottish Crime Top 50 and is ONLY 99p on Kindle !!!

If you haven't read it, buy now while the offer is on:


Thursday, 14 November 2019

The Sound of the Hours - Karen Campbell

This book is wonderful. I’ve always enjoyed Karen’s books, but to my mind this is her best yet.

Set in and around Barga, Italy’s most Scottish city, during the allied advance on Northern Italy during WW2, The Sound of the Hours is peopled with wonderful characters who must face the terrifying consequences of war, and their split allegiances.

A love story to humanity with all its many colours, faces and beliefs. Highly recommended.


Tuesday, 6 August 2019

Every Dog has his Publication Day

Everyone is welcome at 6:30pm on Thursday evening at Portree Community Library for the PUBLICATION DAY launch party of my new Forensic Scientist Dr Rhona MacLeod thriller TIME FOR THE DEAD . Much of the book is set on Skye and helping me with the book launch will be my friend Oor Blaze fae Skye (@Blazespage on twitter) who features in the book.

Monday, 5 August 2019

Black as the Sand on Skye Beaches
Read the full review for TIME FOR THE DEAD
by the FullyBooked2017 book blog here ...

Tuesday, 30 July 2019

Prime Suspects at Bute Noir 2019

I'm delighted to be back in lovely Rothesay for the annual Bute Noir crime writing Festival this coming weekend (2nd-4th August 2019).

I have two events on Friday evening, and I've started doing some preparatory reading for interviewing Ian Rankin at 9:00pm in Rothesay Library.

Before talking with Ian, Stuart MacBride and I will be discussing our new books at 8:00pm in the library.

I do love a festival where you have to get a ferry!

The full Bute Noir programme for the weekend is :-