I am a former joiner
turned hotelier and I'm the author of two different series. The first features
DI Harry Evans and the Cumbrian Major Crimes team while the second features
Jake Boulder, an ex-Glaswegian who works as a Utah doorman and private detective.
Publications & Performance History
The Major Crimes Team
Vol 1: Lines of Enquiry; Snatched from Hom;e The Major Crimes Team Vol 2:
Matching the Evidence; I Know Your Secret; No Comment; Watching the Bodies; The
Kindred Killers; Past Echoes. The 6th Harry Evans novel, When the Waters Recede,
is due for release on the 31st of May 2018 and the 4th Jake Boulder, Die Cold,
will be released later this year. Watching the Bodies became an international
best-seller on Amazon last year and both series have received much critical
Workshop & Reading Experience
I am the founder of Crime and Publishment crime writing
masterclasses and as such I have both spoken at, and attended each years'
sessions. I have read at several of the Noir at the Bar events and I was the
first debut author to feature in the Bloody Scotland Crime in the Spotlight.
I have given talks at local libraries and bookshop signings as well as
featuring on panels at local events.
Darren Laws at
Caffeine Nights Betsy Freeman at Bloodhound Books
Group size preference
Group age preference
Area prepared to travel
I am well known
throughout the crime fiction community and am willing to give talks within a 2
hour drive of my home at Gretna. As I may be travelling a long way to give
talks, it may prove more practical for me to give talks at two or three
libraries in a certain area on the same day to reduce travelling time and
costs. I would look for 50p per mile traveled to each library and a payment of
£50 to deliver a one hour talk as part of a panel or a solo speaker.