On My Life by Angela Clarke: A damn good page turner and more

Claustrophobic, brilliantly written, damn good page turner Framed. Imprisoned. Pregnant. Jenna thought she had the perfect life: a loving fiancé, a great job, a beautiful home. Then she finds her stepdaughter murdered; her partner missing. And the police think she did...

Made in Scotland from Murders…

...puts on best t-shirt. Awaits process servers. So last year my esteemed publisher Fahrenheit Press issued a T-Shirt celebrating Bloody Scotland. Bloody Scotland, apart from being something that English Torys call the country to the North, is one the Premier Crime...

Q1 Review

Okay hush up back there. Cool it. We’re reviewing the past three months cos that’s what we do in a corporate setting at this time of year. And – if you’ve been paying any attention – you’ll know that Danny Bird, Caz, Ali, The ASBO Twins and I are very much a corporate...

Better & Better: Dead is Beautiful Reviewed.

Jo Perry’s Charlie and Rose series – centring on a ghost and his sole constant companion, an emaciated phantom red setter dog – is on it’s fourth outing this time round and shows no signs of series fatigue. Rather, this series is getting better and better. If the...

Angel: Week One

Well, this has been an interesting seven days. A week ago, Death of an Angel was released. It’s a book I’m incredibly proud of. My best so far, I think. And not, it turns out, just me. Even before publication, writers like Neil Broadfoot had commented that the book...

And On We Go

Strange day yesterday. In my dayjob I had to say goodbye to the team I’ve worked with for over a decade. I’ll still be around, but I’m no longer directly managing them - I’ve moved into ‘a closer relationship’ with what they refer to as “Senior stakeholders” (though...