September 16: Noirwich
5.30 PM with Chris Brookmyre.
Norwich Arts Centre
October 8: Cheltenham Literary Festival
9.30 PM. ‘Billingham & Brookmyre Are Indiscreet’. With Chris Brookmyre.
Cheltenham Town Hall. Pillar Room.
October 11-15: Toronto, Canada
Bouchercon. World Mystery Convention.
October 17-19: Vancouver, Canada
Vancouver Writers Festival
October 21-24: Toronto, Canada
International Festival of Authors
October 28-29: Killer Women Weekend
Browns, Covent Garden,
82-84, St Martins Lane, London WC2N 4AG.
November 10: York
6.30 PM. With Chris Brookmyre.
York Big City Read.
November 19: Hull Noir
4.00 PM. Hull Noir.
A Year In The Life. With John Connolly.
AS OF AUGUST 2017. Thanks to everyone who shelled out to buy/borrowed/stole a copy of Love Like Blood. I could not be more delighted with how it’s gone. The reviews have certainly been the best I’ve ever had. It never ceases to amaze me what a couple of quid and a bag of pork scratchings can get you.
The TV adaptations, In The Dark have recently been broadcast on BBC1 and though, inevitably, there were grumblings about certain characters not looking the way readers imagined, I’m thrilled with the response. We’re certainly hopeful of a second series and, who knows, perhaps that devilishly attractive actor whose devastating cameo appearance in episode one caused such a stir may be back.
In just over a week, the Fun Lovin’ Crime Writers – a talented new combo featuring myself, Val McDermid, Stuart Neville, Doug Johnstone and Luca Veste – will be making their debut, rocking the Spiegeltent at the Edinburgh Book Festival and thereafter at Bloody Scotland. There will be guest appearances from the likes of Chris Brookmyre and Yrsa Sigurdadottir showing off their vocal skills. I can’t wait. Come along and see us. Ear-defenders are recommended…
And I’m trying to get the next book finished. It’s almost there. There ‘s no definitive title, as yet, but I can tell you it’s another Tom Thorne novel in which, once again, he teams up with DI Nicola Tanner. There may of course be the odd reference to country music and, on that subject, I’m presenting a documentary about the great Hank Williams very soon on Radio 4. I’ll be Tweeting broadcast details as soon as I have them. One broadcast I am sure about is on September 3rd. This will see the start of a new series on CBS Reality called Written In Blood. It’s presented by Simon Toyne and will look at how crime writers, including myself, Peter James, Howard Linskey and Simon Kernick, have been inspired by real-life crime. The first episode focuses on the shocking murder of Banaz Mahmod and how this horrific crime was the inspiration for my most recent novel, Love Like Blood. It’s powerful stuff…
So, I’m obviously still shamelessly pimping all manner of stuff – gobbing off at any opportunity at whichever bookshop, festival or street-corner will have me. There is a list of forthcoming events on the left of this page. Look…just over there! You do NOT want to miss a chance to come and heckle. I will sign my own books but am also happy to sign anyone else’s. I will dance for beer and small change. You can also sign up to receive my regular-ish newsletter which always has lots more information, lovely pictures and some cheap jokes.
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Yours in crime, in country music, and in a predictably tasteless shirt,