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I came across this in a Canadian archive a few years ago and it seems like the time to dust it off: it is an unusual account of the coming …

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The Suicide Club

The Suicide Club is at the copy editor’s and publication is 6th November, just before Armistice Day. It is a spy thriller set at Field Marshal Haig’s HQ in France …

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The Suicide Club – published 6 November

The manuscript of my latest book, The Suicide Club is with the copy editor and the publication date is set for the 6th November, armistice week, which is very appropriate, …

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World War 1 at Summerhall History Fiction Festival in Edinburgh

A great line up for the Summerhall History Fiction Festival in Edinburgh next week [from Friday, May 2]. Highlights include, the author Robert Harris talking about his latest novel, An …

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Traitors, conspirators and secret warriors

Looking forward to chatting to authors William Ryan and Michael Ridpath and an audience in Kent on Thursday [February 6] about writing, the nuts and bolts of the craft, and …

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The Interrogator Kindle 100 special offer

What can you buy for £1.49? A poke of chips is £1.50 at my local carry-out. My younger son says; ‘a bag of Haribos’. I say, ‘an historical thriller The …

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Christmas with the Camerons

Here’s a piece I wrote for my publisher about Christmas, religious belief, and chaplains in the trenches of World War One. It was inspired [if that's the right word] by a …

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Traitors and Spies in Edinburgh

If you’re stuck for something to do  November 7, how about traitors and spies, and history, and thrillers – BOOKS.  CWA winner, Aly Monroe, and I are going to venture …

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Chemical weapons and the British ninety-eight years ago

On the 25th September 1915 the British Army used poison gas for the first time. Echoing public opinion around the world, the United Nations Secretary General has described the use …

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CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger

Good to hear The Poison Tide has made the long list for the Ian Fleming thriller dagger. Seems quite a short list to me, but they chuck a few more …

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