Northern Tour

In response to enthusiastic requests from so many of you, I’m delighted to let you know that my publisher are arranging a short Northern tour for me on Dec 1st, 2nd and 3rd. It is still in the process of being finalized, but so far, I will be doing signings in Newcastle, York, Leeds, Huddersfield,…

Bouchercon – or “Them Canny Scots!”

Just back this morning from Baltimore, where I was attending the biggest event in the US crime fiction calendar, Bouchercon – their equivalent to our Harrogate Crime Writing Festival, with a glittering array of star attendees, including Val McDermid, John Harvey, Lee Child, Harlan Coben, Laura Lippman, Karin Slaughter, Mark Billingham, John Connelly and many…

ITV3 Crime Thriller Awards

Well, the Awards ceremony was indeed a glittering affair at the Grosvenor House Hotel on Park Lane, on Friday night, and as usual, whenever I am lucky enough to be shortlisted for an award, I always arrive a nervous wreck…probably even more nervous than usual this time as it was such a prestigious award, AUTHOR…

Roy Grace Tour Of Brighton

On Friday 19th September, accompanied by Macmillan marketing supremo Charlie King and my wonderful publicist, Claire Barnett, I gave the Roy Grace tour of Brighton to six lucky winners of the competition run by my publishers (see earlier blog entry). One particular bonus of an event like this is that it gives me the opportunity…

Meet Roy Grace’s Doppelganger!

On Thursday September 25 (next week!) I am doing a fun event at Waterstones, Piccadilly at 2.30 pm to 3.30 pm as part of London Crime Scene. I am appearing with Roy Grace’s career “doppelganger” Former Detective Chief Superintendent Dave Gaylor, on whose career path I based Roy Grace’s, and who has been my principal…

ITV Crime Thriller Awards

I’m delighted to tell you I’ve been shortlisted for the Author of the Year category in the inaugural ITV Crime Thriller Awards – details of which are in the press release below. One of you kind readers sent me an email of commiseration when I failed to win the Theakstons Crime Thriller Of The Year…

Disappearing For A Few Weeks

I am going into seclusion in France to try to finish my new Roy Grace novel and will be offline now until the end of the month. The next blog post will be on August 27th. I will respond to your emails as quickly as I can after my return. In the meantime I leave…

Theakston’s Award

Thank you for your votes for the Theakson’s Old Peculier Crime Thriller of the Year Award for which Not Dead Enough was nominated. As you may have read, we just lost on the final judging committee decision to Stef Penney for The Tenderness Of Wolves. As this is the third award in a row for…