Things have suddenly turned busier than ever here at Hole-In-The-Wall.

First, THE JANUS RUN is now out there and ready, willing and (hopefully) able to give readers a thrill ride in words.

I’m also as busy ever on social media – well, as busy as I can be given I really don’t understand it at all!

I’m writing a new Carry on Sleuthing (more later) and awaiting edits on a new book to be published next March. I’ve already seen the cover and it’s so good it would make me want to read the book! And I know what happens.

You’ll hear a LOT more from me on this new one in the coming months.

However, I’m also out and about a great deal over the next few weeks.


Fans of Denzil Meyrick are snapping up his new book THE RELENTLESS TIDE.

I’ve been lucky enough to chair Denzil at two bookstore events for its release – Edinburgh and Glasgow.

I say chair but really you just start him off and watch him entertain the crowd with a string of one liners and stories.

I have two more with him coming up:

Thursday October 11 – Falkirk Library 3pm (in association with Waterstones)

Thursday November 8 – Waterstones, Oban, 6.30pm.

If you’ve never seen Denzil then come along if you can – he gives right good chat. and if you’ve never read his books, then you really are missing something!


You can’t keep a good show down. The same can be said for Carry on Sleuthing.

The gang is heading to Giffnock Library on Friday October 12 with MURDER AT THE KNICKERAGE.

The very first Letitia Luvibod headscratcher, A DEATH ON THE OCEAN WAVE, will descend upon Troon Library on Wednesday November 14.


On Thursday October 18 I’ll be back in my old haunt of Waterstones Argyle Street for the Glasgow launch of the new book.


The four blokes – Neil Broadfoot, Gordon Brown, Mark Leggatt and myself – are crossing the water to Bute on Friday October 19. It’s already a near sell-out so if you want a ticket, be quick!


On Thursday November 25 I’ll be in Waterstones Argyle Street once again, this time to natter to bestselling author Mel Sherratt about her new book HUSH HUSH


The crime festival in Grantown-on-Spey is an absolutely cracking event and I hope I’m invited every year! So far, I’ve been lucky.

The event takes place from Friday November 2 to Sunday November 4 and is jam-packed with great authors.

And we’ll be debuting the brand new CARRY ON SLEUTHING: THE MYSTERIOUS AFFAIR AT PYLES.


Once again, I’m all over the place like a cheap suit during Book Week Scotland.

Monday November 19 – Greenock Library

Tuesday November 20 – Mitchell Library, Glasgow, in conversation with Denise Mina and Liam McIlvanney

Wednesday November 21 – Lochgilphead Library

Thursday November 22 – Tobermory Library, Isle of Mull