January 31: Waterstones Liverpool. With the Fun Lovin’ Crime Writers
6.30-8.30 PM. With Val McDermid, Stuart Neville, Chris Brookmyre, Luca Veste and Doug Johnstone
February 1: Linghams Bookshop (Birkenhead School, Bidston Rd, Oxton)
7.00 PM. With the Fun Lovin’ Crime Writers
February 2: Plackitt & Booth Literary Lunch
12.30 PM. With Val McDermid. Fylde Rugby Club, Lytham.
February 23: Granite Noir
The Fun Lovin’ Crime Writers In Concert. The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen.
April 21-23: Cromarty Crime & Thrillers Weekend
April 28-30: Chipping Norton Literary Festival
Currently gearing up for the season of peace, goodwill and socks to all men, so writing on hold while I eat my body weight in satsumas and mince pies. I WILL be getting back to work early in the new year and 2023 promises to a busy one.
I’m hugely grateful to all those who bought, borrowed or stole THE MURDER BOOK this year or RABBIT HOLE in paperback. THE MURDER BOOK will be appearing in all its paperbacky glory on January 19th, so I hope all that all those who prefer their thrillers in soft covers (which won’t break their nose if they fall asleep reading) enjoy it. It’s a book that draws a line under a great many things that have been bubbling under in recent Tom Thorne novels and it felt like a good place to hit pause for a while…
I’ve been working on a brand new series featuring a new and very different detective. DS Declan Miller will make his first appearance on May 25th in THE LAST DANCE and I’m already halfway through the second in the series. I hope readers will welcome him as warmly as they did Tom and (for Thorne fans) will be getting stuck in to the 19th Thorne novel as soon as Miller *2 is finished.
2023 will also see the return of The Fun Lovin’ Crime Writers – the rawking beat combo featuring myself, Val McDermid, Luca Veste, Doug Johnstone, Stuart Neville and Chris Brookmyre. We kick off at Granite Noir on February 23 and have plenty more shows lined up for the summer and beyond. Come and see us murdering songs for fun and dance like a maniac. Should you fancy a glimpse of us taking on an Elvis Costello classic, there is footage of us performing on a TV show on the SHOWING OFF page of this very website.
I hope to see some of you at a book event or a FLCW gig soon, but in the meantime social media remains the easiest way to make contact if you want to say hello or just shout at me about something.
Have a fabulous Christmas…
As ever, you can email me through this website at: email@example.com
Stay well and happy reading…[/one-half]