May 12-13: Crimefest, Bristol
May 14: Tunbridge Wells Literary Festival
5.30 PM. One Warwick Park, Tunbridge Wells.
May 19-20: Aye Write, Glasgow
Friday, 19th, 9.00 PM. Fun Lovin’ Crime Writers.
Saturday 20th, 7.45 PM. With Chris Brookmyre.
May 24: Booka Bookshop, Oswestry
7.30 PM. With CL Taylor.
May 25: Mold Bookshop
7.00 PM. Mold Library, Earl Rd, Mold. With Luca Veste.
May 26: The Theatre, Chipping Norton
7.30 PM. With Mick Herron.
May 30: The Bookery, Crediton, Devon. Cream Tea & Crime
Afternoon: Cream Tea event. Evening: Bookshop event. With Val McDermid. Times TBA
May 31: Bookish, Crickhowell
7.30 PM. The Manor Hotel, Crickhowell. With Val McDermid.
June 2: The British Library, London
7.00 PM. How To Survive A Classic Crime Novel.
June 8: Plackitt & Booth Literary Lunch
12.30 PM. Fylde Rugby Club, Lytham.
June 11: Oasis Fundraiser, Broadstairs
3.00 PM. The Yarrow Hotel, CT10 1PN.
June 14: Toppings, Bath
7.30 PM. Toppings Bookshop, York St, Bath. With CL Taylor.
June 17-18: Borders Book Festival, Melrose
Saturday 17: 7.45 PM. Solo event.
Sunday 18: 8.00 PM. Fun Lovin’ Crime Writers.
July 6: Waterstones, Liverpool One
6.30 PM. With Ruth Ware.
July 20-23: Harrogate Crime Writing Festival
Assorted events including Fun Lovin’ Crime Writers, Friday 21st at 10.00 PM.
August 4-5: Bute Noir
Friday, 4th, 5.30 PM. In conversation with Liz Nugent.
Saturday 5th, 9,00 PM. Fun Lovin’ Crime Writers.
August 15: Edinburgh International Book Festival
5.45 PM. With Doug Johnstone.
September 2: Capital Crime, London
Saturday, 2nd, 4.40 PM. New Beginnings. With Steve Cavanagh, MW Craven and Abir Mukherjee
September 8-10: International Agatha Christie Festival. Torquay.
Friday, 8th, 8.00 PM. Fun Lovin’ Crime Writers
Palace Theatre, Paignton.
September 15-17: Bloody Scotland, Stirling.
Friday, 15th, 10.30 PM. Crimemaster
Saturday 16th, 6.00 PM. With Antti Tuomainen.
Saturday 16th, 9.00 PM. Fun Lovin’ Crime Writers.
My brand new novel THE LAST DANCE was published on May 25th. It’s the first in a brand new series featuring a new and very different detective. DS Declan Miller is most definitely NOT Tom Thorne. These are books that will be very different in tone and setting from the Thorne novels and may even contain…jokes. That said, I am still writing about grief, pain, loss and violence but I remain fierce in my belief that humour and seriousness are NOT mutually exclusive. I hope readers will welcome Miller as warmly as they did Thorne and, for all those concerned that they might not be seeing their favourite grumpy, north London-based, country-music-loving detective again, I will be getting stuck in to the 19th Thorne novel as soon as Miller *2 is finished.
As you can see from the extensive list of events above, I will be travelling hither and yon to shamelessly pimp THE LAST DANCE, so come out to a bookshop or a festival or wherever else I’m rocking up and ask me awkward questions. If you’re really unlucky I may even dance. No, I promise I won’t.
2023 has also heralded 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 kicked off the new year in fine style at the Granite Noir festival and have plenty more shows lined up for the summer and beyond. Come and see us murdering songs for fun and jump around 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.
Get ready to dance…
As ever, you can email me through this website at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Stay well and happy reading…