Life from the In-Between

‘Keep Calm and …’


Life from the In-Between

‘The Lad’s Weekend’



As part of the run up to Bloody Scotland I’m interviewing Louise Welsh and Chris Brookmyre on the 4th and 5th of June respectivly for our main sponsor, Mazars, launch events. Looking forward to it.


Life from the In-Between

‘The Distraction of Focus’


Making a Commitment

I really haven’t got a handle on this web thing at all.


Bloody Scotland 2014

Can’t reveal any of the names for this year’s event but things are looking good. As a founding committee member my biggest goal for Bloody Scotland is not to end up on the same time as one of the star attractions – last year I ended up opposite Jo Nesbo. You’d think I’d have some influence.


New Book

First draft of the new book is done. Tentatively called Meltdown. The good news is that Craig McIntyre from The Catalyst is back.


Book Week Scotland

Bloody Scotland is going on tour. for full details see here – www.scottishbooktrust.com/reading/book-week-scotland/about


Bloody Scotland – what a weekend

So Bloody Scotland is over for year 2. What a weekend. Record ticket sales, great events and brilliant feedback from the audiences. I met some wonderful authors (and drank with some ’till late in the night) – said hello to Lee Child, drove William McIlvanney home, made tequila cocktails on stage, talked nonsense with Doug Johnston and Craig Robertson on a panel, acted as taxi driver, dressed up in a pink apron and abused my liver. All in all a great Bloody Scotland. But the first committee meeting for 2014 is tomorrow? It all starts once more.


Sneak Preview

A sneak preview of an interview I did for http://theresbeenamurder.wordpress.com


Bloody Scotland

I’ve just spent two nights interviewing William McILvanney at the National Library (Wednesday night) and Chris Broookmyre (last night) at the Mitchell Library for the Bloody Scotland sponsors Mazars. Two magic nights. I’d thoroughly recommend, if you’ve not done so, that you go and discover the Laidlaw trilogy by William and Chris’s latest book – Flesh Wounds. Looking forward to Bloody Scotland – Jo Nesbo just sold out. Great news as my panel was on at the same time so now you can’t see Jo you can see Gordon, Doug and me.



Amazon can be a curse and a blessing – today it’s a blessing – reviews from Amazon for The Catalyst – and before you ask I don’t know who they are.


Book signing – Waterstones, Glasgow, Sauchiehall St, 19th July – 5.00pm

Well I’ve survived T in the Park (just) and now I’m looking forward to a book signing this Friday at Waterstones, Sauchiehall St at 5.00pm – all welcome.


Pulp Pusher

Tony Black interviewed me for his wonderful website – Pulp Pusher. Take trip to http://pulppusher.blogspot.co.uk to see the interview.


Daily Record Review

Today’s review of ‘The Catalyst’ in the Daily Record.


Launch Date

It looks like the new book – the Catalyst – will be launched on the 22nd of May at Waterstones in Argyle St.


Tour of America

Tour of America continues (well short tour of America continues). Itinerary – Glasgow – New York – Denver – Colorado Springs – New York – Glasgow. Followed by trip to Manchester next Tuesday (oh the glamour).


Left Coast Crime Festival

Cool – Craig Robertson and myself are appearing at the Left Coast Crime Festival this week. http://www.leftcoastcrime.org/2013/ All the way to Colorado Springs – I’m sure that’s a song somewhere.


The Catalyst – Cover

The new cover for my next book has arrived. Wonderful.


Silence is Golden

Having neglected my internet duties I thought I better get my backside into gear.


Daily Record

Daily Record


Bottle Part 12

Bottle Part 12


Bottle Part 11

Bottle Part 11


Bottle Part 10

Bottle Part 10


Bottle Part 9

Bottle Part 9


Bottle Part 8

Bottle Part 8


Bottle Part 7

Bottle Part 7


Bottle Part 6

Bottle Part 6


Bottle Part 5

Bottle Part 5


Bottle Part 4

Bottle Part 4