Wednesday, 1 April 2020

PATHS OF THE DEAD - Special Offer 99p

PATHS OF THE DEAD, which was Shortlisted for Scottish Crime Book of the Year in 2015, is on special offer at 99p on Kindle,

'The Spiritualist knows that her son who she spoke to an hour ago is dead'

Wednesday, 29 January 2020

Imagine A Country

A few months ago I was asked to contribute to Imagine A Country, a book to be published by Canongate in March 2020.Contributions were being invited from across Scottish civic society (with the exception of politicians!). I agreed immediately to take part.

The contributors to Imagine A Country were asked to dare to dream about the kind of country we all want to live in, a country that doesn’t exist yet. 

We’ve never needed change more than we do now but if we don’t give shape to that change in our imagination – if we don’t create blueprints for possible futures – we can’t make it happen.

We want this to be a collection of ideas, dreams and ambitions for a country that doesn’t exist yet but which we’d like to live in.

The book is now available for pre-order and a booklaunch event has been arranged for 24th March at 6:30pm as part of the Aye Write 2020 programme.

Imagine A Country at Aye Write

All of the publisher's advance and royalties from Imagine A Country will be divided between five charities – Shelter Scotland, Scottish Women’s Aid, Scottish Book Trust, Refuweegee and Reforesting Scotland.

Imagine A Country

I'm looking forward to attending the booklaunch on 24th March. You can book your tickets for what should be a fascinating event with Val McDermid & Jo Sharp with Phil Jupitus, Jackie Kay, Chris Brookmyre, Louise Welsh, Stuart Cosgrove and Bill Sweeney here:

Imagine A Country

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.