Book reviews -Deity, The Devil’s Playground, and The Burning

I know, I know, I’m ridiculously behind on these and I’ve read at least three more books since starting to write them. Anyway, better late than never (I hope). Deity, by Steven Dunne I believe this is the third in a series starring DCI Damen Brook, but it’s easily picked up as a stand-alone (though…

Sorted for ebooks and whizz

I had planned to write something on ebooks for a while, as I’m a recent convert, and as it has suddenly become the hot topic of the day, beside that big Sports Day happening sometime soon, I’ve dragged my post-Harrogate festival hungover corpse-like body up and pounded out some of these thoughts. As you may…

Things we lost in the fire

The other day I was looking for a notebook. I have a lot of notebooks, because I often write longhand, and I also keep lists in them (‘buy milk…email someone to shout at them…write bestseller’, that sort of thing) I wanted to find the notes I made on a screenplay idea. It wasn’t as easy…

What I read this [week] fortnight (18 June-1 July)

What I read this week fortnight Time seems to have wasted me, as I do waste time, these past few weeks. I’m slightly ashamed of the paltry three books I’ve read in that time. But here they are all the same. Absolute Zero Cool, by Declan Burke It’s hard to explain this book. I was…

Win an exclusive hardback copy of The Fall!

In the run-up to the paperback launch of The Fall (August), I’m giving away some of the limited-edition hardback copies. Find out how below or on Twitter. Goodreads Book Giveaway The Fall. by Claire McGowan by Claire McGowan Giveaway ends July 30, 2012. See the giveaway details at Goodreads. Enter to win