Thursday, 8 October 2009

And in the begining....

....there was a blog.
So a hello to everybody who has been following me by letter and email while I ( by that I mean folk who understand computers) have been trying to sort out the gremlins in the web site.

Bookwise the news is good, I've just delivered book three and the Penguins like it although the editor says she has to read it under a duvet against the radiator nursing a Rusty Nail. I think Glasgow does a pretty good impersonation of Siberia in it. The Scottish Tourist board have asked that Book 4 is set in summer...a slightly warmer bit of Siberia then.

Four of the best crime writers in Scotland are appearing at Hillhead Library on Friday 16th, the event is in aid of Unicef. Me, my old pal (I mean I have known her for ages not that she is ancient although come to think of it....)Alex Gray, Karen Campbell the best seller and Helen Fitzgerald- the Crocodile Dundee of the Scottish Chapter! All on stage together. Scary.

I've been getting a few letters asking about book three - there wasn't a excerpt from it in the back of two and a few of you are worried that I've stopped writing. The answer to that is that publishers buy a 'deal' - a two, four or six book deal. If they know they have the rights for the next book, they can put an excerpt in. If not - they have to wait. We are still debating the title of book three. I came up with the highly original 'Book three!'. All the titles I came up with gave the game away too soon.

Book four has a working title, The Line.
And it is set during a heatwave! I wonder if I can go to the Bahamas to research,
More next week,



  1. The Bahamas ay ??!

  2. Whatever the title, I know it will be a great read. Only just discovered you down here in Australia, and read Singing to the Dead in three nights !!!!!!To heck with the eyes!! But Im still coming to grips with MavAlpine going to God or wherever...argh!!!!!! But it saved some difficulties on the domestic front I suppose.Just tell those publishers to get on with it, there are desperate Caro Ramsay fans waiting. Ann