There is no perfect marriage. There is no perfect murder.
Diana Jager is clever, strong and successful, a skilled surgeon and fierce campaigner via her blog about sexism. Yet it takes only hours for her life to crumble when her personal details are released on the internet as revenge for her writing.
Then she meets Peter. He’s kind, generous, and knows nothing about her past: the second chance she’s been waiting for.
Within six months, they are married. Within six more, Peter is dead in a road accident, a nightmare end to their fairytale romance.
But Peter’s sister Lucy doesn’t believe in fairytales, and tasks maverick reporter Jack Parlabane with discovering the dark truth behind the woman the media is calling Black Widow…
Bloody Scotland Festival, Stirling
September 9th-11th. I am appearing with Mark Billingham on the Friday at 8:30 pm at the Albert Halls, then with Stuart Neville on the Saturday at 5:30. This later is contingent upon me surviving the Scotland v England crime writers match at 2:00.
Spirit of Moray Festival, Elgin.
Thursday September 15th, 8:00 pm at Elgin Library.
Three Lochs Festival
September 16-17, Sunart Centre, Strontian
Tidelines Book Festival
Saturday September 24, 7:30 pm, Harbour Arts Centre, Irvine.
Byres Road Book Festival
Sunday September 25, 4:00 pm, Hillhead Library.
Fort William, Friday June 10th. 7:30 pm.
The night before the Caledonian Challenge, I will be at Fort William Library, joined by my team-mates Doug Johnstone, Craig Robertson. Gordon Brown and Matt Bendoris.
Borders Book Festival, Melrose, Thursday June 16, 7:15 pm.
I will be returning once again to the beautiful Harmony Garden, as featured in Black Widow. Details here.
On June 11, I will be joining a team of fellow crime writers in taking on the Caledonian Challenge: walking a twenty-four-mile section of the West Highland Way in twelve hours to raise money for Foundation Scotland.
We will be enduring the elements, the gradients, the midges and each other’s patter for far longer than could possibly be comfortable, so please make it worth our while.
Go to the Bloody Scotland team’s fundraising page HERE and click on the “Make Your Donation” button.