A few weeks ago, I announced that my latest novel, The Library Murders, would be released on 20th August. I can't wait for people to finally get their hands on it and discover the answers to the various burning questions it poses: who was the masked gunman who strode into Thornhill Public Library on a quiet Monday morning and opened fire on the defenceless staff, what motivated him to commit such a seemingly senseless attack... and who is the owner of the bloodied and broken glasses on the front cover?
The answer to at least one of these questions is included in Chapter 1, which I'm making exclusively available to my subscribers before I open it up to the wider audience closer to the book's launch. Give a read -- hopefully it'll whet your appetite for what's to follow!
I'm also thrilled to have secured an endorsement from Morgan Cry (a.k.a. Gordon Brown, who interviewed me and the other Debut Prize nominees at last year's Bloody Scotland). He calls the book "an immersive slow burn, peppered with disquieting fire-crackers of revelation". By the way, his latest novel, Thirty-one Bones, comes out tomorrow and looks like an absolute blast, so why not grab yourself a copy?
The Library Murders is being treated to a week-long blog tour, organised by Overview Media, to coincide with the launch, so you can look forward to reading a range of opinions on the book. Stay tuned for the full schedule in a future update!
Finally, the Kindle edition is available to pre-order now for £1.99/$2.99 for a limited time only (exact pricing will vary by locality). To take advantage of this early bird offer, reserve your copy today!
And physical book fans, worry not -- I'll have news about the paperback edition for you very soon! All being well, you'll be able to order copies from Amazon and various other suppliers on or slightly before the official release date. I'll also be selling signed copies directly, just like In the Silence and The Shadow Men -- and if all goes according to plan, I'll be in a position to ship them before launch day. Stay tuned for further information!