I am a graduate of both Glasgow and Edinburgh universities and have a Masters in Screenwriting with Distinction from the Screen Academy Scotland.
About writer's work
My first novel Driftnet was a Scottish bestseller and introduced Dr Rhona MacLeod, forensic expert. The series now runs to nine books plus a novella and is published in numerous languages. The most recent is Paths of the Dead. I am also working on the first novel of a new series featuring PI Patrick de Courvoisier, which is set in Cannes in the South of France. I also write literary short stories, contributing to collections such as The Macallan, The Best of British Crime 2011, Crimespotting, and Shattered. As a screenwriter, my first TV drama Small Love was nominated for a TAPS Writer of the Year award. My film River Child won a student BAFTA for best drama, and also best short drama at the Celtic Film Festival. I am currently adapting the short story ‘Dead Close’, included in the Best British Crime Anthology, for screen, and collaborating on a Rock Musical called Voice of a Generation with musician John Sinclair.
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Current events and projects
I am available for library appearances, readings, book festivals, residencies, workshops and bookclubs. I have also chaired many writing events, including the Edinburgh International Book Festival. I have appeared at a large number of Scottish and English book festivals. Also at Tartan Week in New York , in Switzerland where I held a week long course for teachers of English, Netherlands and soon Modena in Italy for a ‘Noir’ festival. I am co-founder of Bloody Scotland, Scotland’s first festival of Crime Writing taking place in Stirling mid Sept 2012.
Currently collaborating on a Rock Musical called Voice of a Generation with musician John Sinclair.