I’m delighted to say that thanks to all you wonderful readers, the paperback of Dead Man’s Footsteps, which was published on November 27, went straight into the paperback fiction bestseller lists at No 2 on WH Smith and No 6 on the Nielsen Bookscan. I will give a further update next week after its first full week on sale. (Nielsen Bookscan sales figures run from Saturday midnight to Saturday midnight).

If you’ve not heard of Nielsen Bookscan before, it’s the industry standard for measuring book sales – they provide the world’s only continuous retail monitoring service for English-language books in the UK, Ireland, US, Australia, South Africa, Italy and Spain. So for me, it’s a real thrill when I hear my book is doing well in their charts!