November 10: York
6.30 PM. With Chris Brookmyre.
York Big City Read.
York Explore, Library Square, York, YO1 7DS
November 19: Hull Noir
4.00 PM. Hull Noir.
A Year In The Life. With John Connolly.
December 6: Liverpool
6.30 PM. Fun Lovin’ Crime Writers special. With Val McDermid, Luca Veste, Chris
Brookmyre, Doug Johnstone and Stuart Neville.
Waterstones, Liverpool One. 12, College Lane, L1 3DL.
AS OF NOVEMBER 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 paperback will be published in March next year.
The TV adaptations, In The Dark were recently broadcast on BBC1 and though, inevitably, there were grumblings about certain characters not looking the way readers imagined, I’m thrilled with the response. There are plenty more TV irons in the fire, including an adaptation of Rush Of Blood and a possible return of Tom Thorne to the screen. These things take time and are never certain, but should lights turn green, you will be the FIRST to hear about it.
The Fun Lovin’ Crime Writers – a talented new combo featuring myself, Val McDermid, Stuart Neville, Doug Johnstone and Luca Veste – made their debut in August at the Edinburgh Book Festival and we have plenty of shows already lined up for 2018. Presuming the band has not split up due to artistic differences, we will make our first London appearance on January 11th. Tickets are already sold out, but you can add your name to a waitlist, here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/fun-lovin-crime-writers-live-murdering-songs-for-fun-tickets-38499731734 Later in the year, we will also be performing at the Aye Write festival in Glasgow, Newcastle Noir, Bloody Scotland and Pitlochry festival. So invest in a good pair of ear-defenders and come along and see us.
The next book has now been delivered. It’s called The Killing Habit and will be published in early summer 2018. It’s far too early to say very much about it, 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 recently presented a documentary about the great Hank Williams on Radio 4. You can catch up with it, here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b095qs4j
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,