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Stirling Launch Night!

Date posted: 8th Jun 2018

IT'S amazing to think that last night's launch of The Shadow of Fear was my fifth 'opening night' but while that may be true it certainly didn't mean the nerves weren't flying! Particularly with a two year gap since my previous book, 'The Shift', came out and with this…...

The Waiting is Over!

Date posted: 1st Jun 2018

TODAY, June 1, 2018, is a day I have waited a long time for! For at last it marks that moment when my new book 'The Shadow of Fear' has hit the shelves of WHSmith, just 14 days short of two years since my last book 'The Shift' was…...

The Final Countdown

Date posted: 30th May 2018

I'M delighted to welcome you to my new website, which comes to you courtesy of Fiona at unavoided.com, and also to share with you some of the exciting times that fill the final week leading to launch night! So, I am having two launches for 'The Shadow of…...

Set for Lift Off!

Date posted: 24th May 2018

AWARD nominated Scottish crime writer RJ Mitchell is hoping a record-breaking 30-stop signing tour with WHSmith Scotland will help his career lift off. The former Glasgow cop’s new crime thriller ‘The Shadow of Fear’, published by Nine Elms books, hits the shelves on June 1. Stirling born Mitchell, who…...

Drama & A Christmas No 1 in Paisley!

Date posted: 22nd Dec 2017

I’M delighted to say that the second stop on my WHSmith pre-Christmas 2017 tour boasted a 62 books sale signing that has taken me #TopOfThePops in Paisley this winter! I’ve always done well with my signings there and found that the people of Paisley have a real passion for…...

A Sad Christmas Tale

TOMORROW will mark my final signing of 2017 with WHSmith, back in my home city of Stirling, and I’m really looking forward to it. This is also the last outing of my four stop Christmas 2017 tour and I’m delighted to say I followed up sales of 56 and…...

Souey & Me!

Date posted: 8th Dec 2017

IT’s not every day that you’re in competition with a Liverpool, Rangers and Scotland footballing legend but briefly that was the case for me at WHSmith Gyle Books last Saturday! Things had been going well for #TheStirlingScribbler in Edinburgh and I was up at 50 book sales when the…...

Back on the Road!

Date posted: 30th Nov 2017

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…...

The Summer of Discontent

Date posted: 26th Aug 2017

IT has been three months since my last blog which I posted full of hope that I might have a real chance of winning The People’s Book Prize down in old London Town. Sadly, despite 11,000 votes, I lost out to an Amazon best seller from South Africa and…...

The Final Frontier

Date posted: 30th Apr 2017

BY any stretch of the imagination it’s a big week for me! Tomorrow in my home city of Stirling I will complete my short four week WHSmith signing tour of Central Scotland on the build up to the final of The People’s Book Prize, which is held on Tuesday,…...