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News & Forthcoming Events

Noir at the Bar Edinburgh, 29th June 6:30pm

Join myself and 5 other crime writers as part of National Crime Reading Month

Old News

Appearing with Rachelle Atalla 20th May Royal Concert Hall Glasgow at 9:15pm – Timely, Speculative Thrillers.

Aberdeen City Library 11th March 2023 2:30pm

Join me and a few other members of the Caledonia Crime Collective as we talk crime writing, plotting and what makes a good story.

What a great festival!

Join me and Bryan Burnett at Granite Noir, Aberdeen Friday 24th February 1pm – 2pm as we discuss my latest tartan-blanc A Song of Winter. Looking forward to seeing you there!

Brochure here:

Dunblane Extravaganza Thursday 1st December

Find me in the Storytelling Pod

Pentlands Book Festival

A Song of Winter launch – a Far From the Madding Crowd Bookshop Event

Take me to church

St Dothan Arts Festival

Join me and other crime writers at Edinburgh’s Noir at the Bar, 27th Jan 2022

All aboard the Caledonia Crime Collective Bus 26th Jan 2022

Join me 1st November as I talk to Stirling Libraries Book Club about Whirligig.

Join me for an online Book Launch 28th October 19:00

Coming 28th October,

Published by Fledgling Press. DI Corstorphine and his small Highland team face a new set of problems as horrific attacks hit their small town. Messages from beyond the grave; the Devil itself; the daughter locked in her room for her own safety or for others?

Caledonia Crime Collective at Portobello Book Festival

What is Scottish about Scottish Crime? These and other imponderables are discussed online 12:00 Noon, Saturday 2nd October on

The McIlvanney Prize and Debut Prize announcement

Friday 18th September 2020

7:00pm – 7:30pm

Now in its seventh year, the McIlvanney Prize for crime novel of the year has established itself as the pre-eminent and most coveted award for Scottish crime fiction. Named in honour of the late, great William McIlvanney, it has a stellar roster of winners: Charles Cumming, Malcolm Mackay, Peter May, Chris Brookmyre, Denise Mina, and Manda Scott.

The 2020 award features an impressively strong longlist and is guaranteed to produce a worthy successor to that fine list of authors.

The ceremony will also feature the shortlist for the Bloody Scotland Debut Novel of the Year, and the presentation to the winner of that prize. Last year’s inaugural winner was Claire Askew for All the Hidden Truths.

One two. One two. Writing!

The Scottish Herald 2/9/20

Very peculiar seeing my name in a newspaper and being described as a novelist. It’s a long way from pinning the radio microphone onto William McIlvanney’s shirt in 2014 to deciding I’d try my hand at writing some three years later.

I will be seeing the Doctor on Thursday September 14th 19:30. It would be wonderful to have your company on ‘Dr Noir will see you now’.

A Facebook Honey & Stag Event

I’ll be joining a host of authors at the Never-Ending Panel 11:45am Sunday 20th September in the virtual world. I’m the Peaky Blinder.

Shortlisted for the McIlvanney Prize 2020

Longlisted for the McIlvanney Prize 2020

Crime Writers Association

New Blood Dagger Award

Whirligig selected for the Long list 5/6/20

I’ll be emerging along with three other writers to chat with the delightful Dr Noir at 8:00pm 15th August. Catch us on FB or YOUTUBE live or digitally archived later on.

Appearing at Noir at the Bar Thursday 18th June on Facebook Live events.

I’ll be talking about my first novel – One is One – possibly the world’s only Fairy Tartan Noir.

Virtual Book Launch 26th March 2020 7:00pm

Taking the place of the live launches at Blackwells and Dunblane Library.

19:00 – 19:30

Reading from Whirligig at Noir at the Bar Edinburgh 26/2/20

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