Thursday, May 24, 2012

About to speak about The Butler Did It on BBC Scotland's morning radio show hosted  by very funny man Fred MacAuley. I have almost lost my voice, so about to gargle with salt, otherwise it'll be like The Artist on radio - which just wouldn't work:) 

Thursday, May 10, 2012

The Book Tour

At the weekend I fly out to the UK to promote The Butler Did It, available here:

I'll try to keep a daily diary via this blog.

Tomorrow (Friday) there should be a profile in Scotland's national newspaper, the Scotsman.

You should find it on

Monday, April 23, 2012

Ten days till my book comes out. My dream is to fly to Heathrow and see it in the airport bookshop. Of course like all books it needs the oxygen of publicity. We'll see...meanwhile I'm enjoying the adventure!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Only Connect

Went to LA Times bookfair yesterday. Met two writer-visionaries, John Green and Barry Eisler, who are engaging with the new technology to establish communities with their readers.  That is the future - a much more connected, interactive relationship between writer and reader.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

The Butler Did It Cover

My book cover. What do you think, folks?

Would this induce you to buy the book, or even to become one of those raving rabid loyal fans social media gurus twitter on about?

The book, which tells of my true and terrifying encounters with a serial killing butler, is available now on

 and in all good UK bookshops.

It is also available on

And the good news is that as I write this, at 3am on the morning of 12 April, California time, the book has leapt into the Number One spot in the Hot New Releases (serial killers) charts.

Is the butler slaying the opposition? Here's the link . You can pre-order and find out how to lay a table and/or your aristocratic employer. 

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Rowling leaves her literary agency

Another sign of the digital tsunami sweeping all before it. As revealed in the Bookseller, JK Rowling has left her agency to join a much more digital-savvy operation . Another nail in the coffin of the traditional book business.

here's the link to the article

Wednesday, June 29, 2011


Who's the other cowboy in the photo? Yes, it's Roy Rogers. The significance of the photo is revealed in my memoir about my strange friendship with a Scottish serial killer. If you can take the time to check out the opening of the Butler Did It on, I'd welcome the feedback. I've been offered a publishing deal and am currently looking at my various options.

I'll post a few more chapters soon.