For a while now I’ve been losing interest in Social Media. I closed down all my facebook accounts over five years ago, and while I have a Tumblr, a Mastodon and a Bluesky, I don’t really use them. Twitter was, until recently, my sole outlet for random mutterings, book news and videos of coos. It’s […]

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The Darkness is Gathering…

The observant among you will have noticed that there’s a new Inspector McLean book coming out on January 25th. To mark the launch of The Gathering Dark – book eight in the series – I will be doing a short signing and talking tour. Dates confirmed are as follows:   Wednesday January 24th – Waterstones […]

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It’s all happening now!

I’m all too aware that I’ve been neglecting this place of late. There never seems to be enough time in the day to do everything, and often it’s the website that gets overlooked. And so it is, the last post here was back in February. Sorry about that, but there are some interesting things coming […]

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A few places you can find me…

So, the publicity for the new book is beginning to fall into place. There’s a launch event on publication day, February 23rd. Half six at Waterstones West End in Edinburgh. Tickets are free and available in store. I’ll be chatting with Russel D McLean about things and stuff. I’ll also be at Toppings in St […]

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Written in Bones Launch!

The clock is ticking down now, and we’ll soon be launching the seventh (eek!) book in the Detective Inspector McLean series. Written in Bones sees Tony McLean investigating perhaps the most unusual case of his career, when the body of a man is found high up in the bare winter branches of a tree on […]

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Everyone’s a winner, baby*

*well, not quite. More than five hundred of you entered the great competition to win signed editions of all six Tony McLean novels. I’d love to give you all a set, but sadly my publishers said that was too expensive. Thanks to everyone who entered – keep your eyes peeled for more competitions to come. […]

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And yet more new stuff!

You lucky people, you! Day three of the big reveal and we have new covers for Prayer for the Dead and The Damage Done. What?! I hear you all cry. The Damage Done? But that had a new style cover for the hardback edition. Why are you changing it again? Well, the keen-eyed among you […]

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More New Stuff!

Following on from yesterday’s post about the new look Detective Inspector McLean series book covers, here’s a sneak preview of books three and four. The Hangman’s Song: And Dead Men’s Bones:   The reaction to yesterday’s reveal has been satisfyingly positive. I’m very pleased with the new look, so it’s nice to know that you […]

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New Look!

It’s been three years now since Natural Causes came out in its lovely Penguin paperback edition. That little book has sold over 150,000 copies, been the Richard and Judy Summer Read, got me short-listed for the National Book Awards Newcomer of the Year and narrowly beaten at the Audible Crime Fiction awards by none other […]

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Prayer for the Dead

UPDATE — NOW WITH NEW EVENTS!   Yes, it’s almost time for the next book in the Inspector McLean series. Prayer for the Dead is published on February 12th here in the UK, and it’s the first time I’m going to be in hardback. I’ll be doing a mini-tour to promote the book, and signing […]

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