On 17 April I’m launching my new book, Salt Lane. It’s a joint launch with books by two other amazing writers and friends, Elly Griffiths and Lesley Thomson. It’ll be at Waterstones Brighton, 71-74 North St, Brighton BN1 1ZA, starting at 7.30 prompt. There will be wine and soft drinks. Please come if you can. RSVP […]
The fourth in the Breen and Tozer series, Sympathy for the Devil, will be published in the UK on February 22. Details of how to pre-order it: Amazon UK Waterstones Wordery Hive Kobo … though if you really want to make me happy order it from my local bookshop City Books in Hove. If you […]
Ten years ago I used to write a column for The Observer magazine called The Small Ads. As the name suggested, I trawled the classifieds looking for stories. The principle was very simple. At the heart of all narrative is change. When someone is placing a classified ad, they are changing in some small way. […]
Every day, up and down the country, hundreds of people come together to discuss books, in front rooms, kitchens, libraries and pubs. Over the last three decades, the book group has become a massive cultural phenomenon. In sheer numbers of people taking part, it’s one of the biggest cultural activities taking place in the UK, […]
The Birdwatcher has been chosen as one of the long listed books for the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year 2017. Very chuffed to be among that line up.