Bloody Scotland Exceeds Expectations! #PressRelease @nholten40 @Brownlee_Donald @BloodyScotland

Some super exciting news to share from Bloody Scotland! BLOODY SCOTLAND HYBRID FESTIVAL EXCEEDS EXPECTATIONS AND EXTENDS RUN FOR 2022 Bloody Scotland hybrid festival which ran from 17-19 September 2021 and closed its virtual doors on 30 September outperformed targets Continue reading Bloody Scotland Exceeds Expectations! #PressRelease @nholten40 @Brownlee_Donald @BloodyScotland

It would be a crime to miss this… #BayTalesLive #PressRelease @bay_tales @vpeanuts @SimonBewick

Crime fiction fans! I’m excited to share the news that something criminal is coming to Whitley Bay in 2022! There’s no need to lock your doors though – the amazing duo that is Vic Watson and Simon Bewick | the Continue reading It would be a crime to miss this… #BayTalesLive #PressRelease @bay_tales @vpeanuts @SimonBewick

FIVE FINALISTS FOR THE McILVANNEY PRIZE 2021 REVEALED! #pressrelease @nholten40 @BloodyScotland

In case you missed the announcement, I’m super excited to share the short-list for the Bloody Scotland #McIlvanneyPrize 2021 – and what a list it is!  Press Release:  Five years ago the Scottish Crime Book of the Year Award was Continue reading FIVE FINALISTS FOR THE McILVANNEY PRIZE 2021 REVEALED! #pressrelease @nholten40 @BloodyScotland

Have you heard the news? 🗞 #Noirwich is back 📚 @nholten40 @NOIRwichFest @WritersCentre

🗞 Press Release 🗞 Abbott, Peace and Cha to headline Noirwich Crime Writing Festival, 9 – 12 September 2021   Internationally acclaimed writer Megan Abbott (“A legend for good reason” –The Washington Post) will deliver the 2021 Noirwich Crime Writing Continue reading Have you heard the news? 🗞 #Noirwich is back 📚 @nholten40 @NOIRwichFest @WritersCentre

⚔️ Countdown to the Daggers ⚔️ #PressRelease @nholten40 @the_cwa

Super exciting news!! Book lovers and crime fiction fans have a unique opportunity to watch the famed Crime Writers’ Association (CWA) Daggers awards, live. The oldest awards in the genre, the CWA Daggers have been synonymous with quality crime writing Continue reading ⚔️ Countdown to the Daggers ⚔️ #PressRelease @nholten40 @the_cwa

🗞 Press Release 🗞 LONGLIST ANNOUNCED FOR THE McILVANNEY PRIZE 2021 | @nholten40 @BloodyScotland

What a day for announcements! So excited to share the #longlist for Bloody Scotland’s 2021 McIlvanney Prize. I was lucky enough to be involved as a Bloody Scotland reader and it’s my honour to share these fantastic authors with you Continue reading 🗞 Press Release 🗞 LONGLIST ANNOUNCED FOR THE McILVANNEY PRIZE 2021 | @nholten40 @BloodyScotland

?Press Release? | CRÈME DE LA CRIME SHORTLIST REVEALED FOR THEAKSTON OLD PECULIER CRIME NOVEL OF THE YEAR 2021 | #TheakstonAward | @HarrogateFest | @nholten40

As all crime fiction fans and readers gear up for #Harrogate2021, I’m delighted to share the #shortlist announcement and what a list it is! Congratulations and good luck to you all! ?? ELLY GRIFFITHS | ROSAMUND LUPTON | BRIAN MCGILLOWAY Continue reading ?Press Release? | CRÈME DE LA CRIME SHORTLIST REVEALED FOR THEAKSTON OLD PECULIER CRIME NOVEL OF THE YEAR 2021 | #TheakstonAward | @HarrogateFest | @nholten40

LONGLIST REVEALED|THEAKSTON OLD PECULIER CRIME NOVEL OF THE YEAR 2021 | #TheakstonAward | @HarrogateFest @nholten40

Exciting news and I am thrilled to be a part of sharing it with the #bookworld! It’s the LONGLIST reveal – woohoo! MARK BILLINGHAM | LOUISE CANDLISH | JANE CASEY | STEVE CAVANAGH | WILL DEAN  EVA DOLAN | LUCY FOLEY | ELLY GRIFFITHS | DOUG JOHNSTONE | ROSAMUND LUPTON VAL MCDERMID | BRIAN MCGILLOWAY | ABIR MUKHERJEE | LIZ NUGENT | IAN RANKIN Continue reading LONGLIST REVEALED|THEAKSTON OLD PECULIER CRIME NOVEL OF THE YEAR 2021 | #TheakstonAward | @HarrogateFest @nholten40

What’s been happening? #MidMarchUpdate #RecommendedReads @nholten40

If you’re signed up to my newsletter, some of this is stuff you’ll have already read – but what wasn’t included, is what I’m curently doing in terms of my writing. So I guess this is an exclusive? ? Before Continue reading What’s been happening? #MidMarchUpdate #RecommendedReads @nholten40

Finally something to look forward to! | #Highlights2019 | THEAKSTON OLD PECULIER CRIME WRITING FESTIVAL RETURNS FOR 2021 | #TheakstonsCrime | @HarrogateFest @nholten40

I know it’s still early days and people are cautious (rightly so) but when I heard that #Harrogate will be back in July my heart soared – finally something to look forward to after everything that has happened in the Continue reading Finally something to look forward to! | #Highlights2019 | THEAKSTON OLD PECULIER CRIME WRITING FESTIVAL RETURNS FOR 2021 | #TheakstonsCrime | @HarrogateFest @nholten40

Review Round-Up #minireviews @nholten40 @BloodyScotland reads 2020 @AlanJParks #MarkRatcliffe #DouglasLindsay @ambroseparry

I’m sooooo behind on reviews ? that I figured the best way to catch up would be to do some mini reviews as the day job and writing/editing in the evenings has just taken up the majority of my free Continue reading Review Round-Up #minireviews @nholten40 @BloodyScotland reads 2020 @AlanJParks #MarkRatcliffe #DouglasLindsay @ambroseparry

? FOUR FINALISTS FOR THE McILVANNEY PRIZE 2020 REVEALED ? #PressRelease @BloodyScotland @nholten40

In case you missed it earlier…?? Exciting news! The McIlvanney #finalists have been announced! ?? BLOODY SCOTLAND INTERNATIONAL CRIME WRITING FESTIVAL REVEALS FOUR FINALISTS FOR THE McILVANNEY PRIZE 2020 sponsored by The Glencairn Glass with match funding from Culture & Continue reading ? FOUR FINALISTS FOR THE McILVANNEY PRIZE 2020 REVEALED ? #PressRelease @BloodyScotland @nholten40

The Long & Short of it… Lists that is! #DebutScottishCrimeBook2020 and #THEMcILVANNEYPRIZE2020 #pressrelease #BloodyScotland @nholten40 @BloodyScotland

Exciting news! Join me in congratulating these fabulous authors for making either the #shortlist for debut authors or the #longlist for the McIlvanney Prize. All amazing – going to be tough to call!  SHORTLIST FOR THE BLOODY SCOTLAND DEBUT SCOTTISH Continue reading The Long & Short of it… Lists that is! #DebutScottishCrimeBook2020 and #THEMcILVANNEYPRIZE2020 #pressrelease #BloodyScotland @nholten40 @BloodyScotland

BLOODY SCOTLAND INTERNATIONAL CRIME WRITING FESTIVAL 2020 CANCELLED… #PressRelease @nholten40 @BloodyScotland

<Insert all the crying faces here> I think most of us expected this news, and although it is totally understandable and the right thing to do – it doesn’t mean I (or anyone else) has to pretend to be happy. Continue reading BLOODY SCOTLAND INTERNATIONAL CRIME WRITING FESTIVAL 2020 CANCELLED… #PressRelease @nholten40 @BloodyScotland

BLOODY SCOTLAND CONFIRMS THAT THE McILVANNEY PRIZE AND BLOODY SCOTLAND DEBUT PRIZE WILL GO AHEAD… #PressRelease @BloodyScotland @nholten40

Yesterday I received the books I need to read and score as I once again was asked to be a Bloody Scotland reader! Myself and others are given 4-6 books to read over 6-8 weeks and score. ?Our lips are Continue reading BLOODY SCOTLAND CONFIRMS THAT THE McILVANNEY PRIZE AND BLOODY SCOTLAND DEBUT PRIZE WILL GO AHEAD… #PressRelease @BloodyScotland @nholten40