Great to be out and about at face to face book events in the past few weeks.
First up, a special book launch in Edinburgh with my pal Alison Belsham, author of the brilliant Tattoo Thief series. She has a new series and a new book deal (well two actually!) in the form of an Afghan-set thriller Death in Kabul where a former police officer Mac McKenzie, teams up with a young Afghan American journalist Baz to investigate murder and the looting of antiquities. Set in the early 2000s the work is the result of a collaboration with Alison’s brother Nick Higgins, who worked as a security consultant for charities during those years. Richly told and scary as hell, the book is the first in a new series with Indy publisher Canelo. Buy it here https://www.amazon.co.uk/Death-Kabul-thrilling-adventure-MacKenzie/dp/1800327447/ref=asc_df_18003274
The next outing was Edinburgh’s Noir at the Bar in the Rose Theatre Cafe, hosted by brilliant book duo Jacky Collins and Kelly Lacey of Honey&Stag. I was delighted to get to read something brand new from the Martha Strangeways series, alongside Alison (pictured above with her brother).
Also delivering smashing readings were David Bishop (The Darkest Sin), Kirsty W (Seacrest), Jonathan Whitelaw (The Bingo Hall Detectives) and a fab performance from Fiona Scott Barrett and Olga Wojtas from Fiona’s book The Exit Facility.
Videos of the performances are available from the Noir at the Bar Edinburgh Facebook page.
All photos by @IanDawson