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

FIRST NAMES REVEALED! #TheakstonsCrime #HIF2020 #PressRelease @nholten40 @HarrogateFest

Eeeeeek!!! I’m always excited by this announcement as it means I can start my countdown to Harrogate – Theakstons Crime Festival! Hurrah! This year I am incredibly excited by the line up as there are so many of my FAVOURITE Continue reading FIRST NAMES REVEALED! #TheakstonsCrime #HIF2020 #PressRelease @nholten40 @HarrogateFest

NOIRELAND Returns in 2020 with a One-Day Festival ?? @nholten40 @NOIRELANDfest @angelaontour

Belfast’s NOIRELAND International Crime Festival is returning on 28 March 2020. This year’s one-day festival showcases some of Ireland’s greatest crime novelists, lends a helping hand to aspiring writers, and highlights Belfast significant impact on the world of crime fiction, Continue reading NOIRELAND Returns in 2020 with a One-Day Festival ?? @nholten40 @NOIRELANDfest @angelaontour

EVERYONE HAS SECRETS. NOBODY IS INNOCENT. #InAHouseOfLies #Review @orionbooks @orion_crime @nholten40 @Beathhigh @BloodyScotland

OMG YAY! I’m a little bit excited today for a few reasons! I’ll be on my way shortly to Bloody Scotland crime festival in Stirling to catch up with my #partnersincrime while we #fangirl/boy over our favourite crime writers. I’m Continue reading EVERYONE HAS SECRETS. NOBODY IS INNOCENT. #InAHouseOfLies #Review @orionbooks @orion_crime @nholten40 @Beathhigh @BloodyScotland