Thursday, 13 August 2015

The Day of The Special Dead

The Special Dead, the 10th book in the Rhona Macleod series, is published and available to buy on Amazon, both on Kindle and in special edition hardback. It’s also widely available in Waterstones and other bookshops. I’m making my way round as many stores as I can signing copies. This is my second book with my new publishers Pan Macmillan and they’ve been brilliant advocates for Rhona.

Reviews of The Special Dead: Sunday Herald review | Eurocrime Review

The Paths of the Dead with its fabulous Ring of Brodgar cover has been shortlisted for Scottish Crime Book of the Year. The Crime Book winner will be announced at the Bloody Scotland author dinner on the 12th of September (buy dinner tickets here ).

The other five contenders are all wonderful novels and you’ll be seated among some of the greats of Scottish crime writing, and are therefore guaranteed some fun.

Buy Bloody Scotland 2015 tickets for the Lin Anderson with Val McDermid event here.
Buy Bloody Scotland 2015 tickets for the Lin Anderson with William McIlvanney & Craig Robertson event here.

I’m doing a blog tour to coincide with the launch of The Special Dead on a selection of great crime blogs. See details below :-

Blog Tour links:-
There's Been a Murder - The Special Dead Blog Tour
Bloody Scotland - The Special Dead Blog Tour (with photos of launch party)
Eurocrime Q & A with Lin Anderson
Shotsmag Blog Tour Lin Anderson interview, and book extract
Book Postmortem review of The Special Dead

My event with Christobel Kent at the Edinburgh International Book Festival is on 20th August at 7pm in the Spiegeltent (buy tickets here). I’ve just finished Christobel’s latest book in her Italian series, The Killing Room, featuring Sandro Cellini and an evocative Florence (which I visited a few years ago). It's creepy and compelling with a wonderful set of characters (Florence included).
Come and see us together at EIBF for a murderous evening. After the event Pan Mac are hosting a launch party for The Special Dead in the Writers Retreat. Sometimes it's fun to be a crime writer.

Now published and available in bookshops and at online booksellers:-
The Special Dead #UK ►
The Special Dead #US ► (to pre-order, USA release 1st November)

Shortlisted for Scottish Crime book of the year 2015:-
Paths of the Dead #UK ►
Paths of the Dead #US ►