IT’s November 30, St Andrew’s Day, the festive season is almost upon us once again and on Saturday I’m back on the road on a short four-stop signing tour with my good friends at WHSmith.
Although I will be signing copies of my first four books from the Thoroughgood Glaswegian Crime series, this tour is very much about laying the groundwork for my next book, The Shadow of Fear, which comes out in March 2018.
I am very excited about my new novel as it is the first in a new series about the disgraced ex-SAS trooper Ludovic Fear and in order to provide readers with a real ‘taste of Fear’ my new publisher Bene Factum has kindly produced a two chapter sample booklet which I will be handing out free to anyone who purchases one of my other books.
In the pamphlet you will also get a little insight from the author as to where the concept came from!
The two chapter taster section is set in HMP Barlinnie an establishment I spent a fair bit of time going in and out of….in my time as a Glasgow cop way back in the 90s!
The action revolves around a quaint little custom known as ‘The Chicken Run’ and I’m confident it will whet your appetite for what is about to become, I’m confident, the best novel I have produced to date….but then I would say that!!
I love getting out on the road and talking to the great book-reading public and over the next four Saturdays, starting in Edinburgh Gyle books tomorrow at 11am and moving on to Paisley on December 9, Glasgow Argyle Street on December 16 and finishing up in my home city of Stirling on December 23, I hope to see some familiar faces and with a bit of luck talk to plenty of new ones.
Write (!) now it’s important for me to say a big thanks to Craig Sinclair, the GM at WHSmith Edinburgh Hub Centre, who has co-ordinated my December expeditions and to WHSmith for once again supporting me in my book-writing career.
It is very greatly appreciated.
I’d also like to thank Anthony Weldon, the CEO of Bene Factum and their crime imprint Nine Elms, for having the foresight and imagination to create the superb ‘Shadow of Fear’ taster-booklet, the cover of which, pictured below, I am particularly impressed with! (I hope you are too!!)
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