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Events and Book News for Summer and Autumn 2017

Festival Events I will be speaking at festival events this summer across the UK… HARROGATE Crime Writing Festival: Saturday 22nd July 8.30pm (click here for details and tickets) EDINBURGH International Book Festival: Tuesday 15 August (tickets go on sale Tuesday … Continue reading

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Flannan Isles Mystery Fundraiser

Those of you who have read my thriller, “Coffin Road”, will know that some of the action takes place on one of a group of tiny islands twenty miles off the west coast of Lewis and Harris in the Outer … Continue reading

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2016 – a year of travel and change

After almost twenty years of writing a book every year, 2016 was going to be a year where I wasn’t writing a book – a year off. I wrote Cast Iron, the final book in the Enzo Macleod series at … Continue reading

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The China Thrillers – new editions

I’m delighted that Quercus’ new imprint riverrun is bringing my series of six China thrillers back into print. The books were first published between 1999 and 2004 and the background to the books charts the extraordinary changes that took place … Continue reading

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Reflections on Oz

Now that the dust has settled on my three week trip to the Antipodes to promote my latest book, “Coffin Road”, I find myself looking back on my time in Oz with a certain wistful fondness.   I suppose most Brits … Continue reading

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Australia and New Zealand Tour

Dates and venues have just been confirmed for my tour of Australia and New Zealand… Perth, Australia Friday 19th February 11.30am – 12.30pm Perth Writers’ Festival Murdoch Theatre CRIMINALLY MINDED Three masters of the crime genre, Peter May, Alan Carter … Continue reading

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Returning to the Hebrides in 2016

First, I’d like to wish you all a very happy, healthy, and prosperous year in 2016! And I’d like to thank my readers around the world for their continued – and growing – support. I met many hundreds of you … Continue reading

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In Memoriam

It is with great sadness today that I have to record the passing of my friend and mentor Dr. Richard Ward. Dick was one of the most remarkable men I ever met.  After serving as a US Marine, he began … Continue reading

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2014 – What a Year!

As I look back on the year, it’s been quite a ride. 57,000 kilometres, 61 hotels, 35 flights, 9 countries and 2 major writing awards. January to June It began with a tour of the UK for the launch of … Continue reading

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Forty-five years ago my best friend, Stephen, and I ran away to London. We had just turned 17. I had been expelled from school and taken an awful job at the DNS calculating interest in bank books. One early spring … Continue reading

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