Thursday, 30 January 2020
I visited Shetland for the first time at the end of last year. It was just a short trip, but I got to see a bit of the mainland and take some nice pictures. It's a beautiful place, quite unlike anywhere else in the British Isles.
While I was there, the excellent Shetland Library put on an event for me, and I was interviewed for the books programme on BBC Radio Shetland.
You can listen to the interview here - my part starts at 31:39. I talk about how I write, and why I used to deliberately forget my PE kit...
Here's some more pics - if you get the chance to visit, I recommend it!
Thursday, 2 January 2020
Happy New Year!
What She Saw Last Night is on sale today in UK ebook for 99p. If you haven't read it yet, pick it up now! If you have, please tell a friend.
As usual, the Kindle price is being matched by Kobo, Google and iTunes.
"Delivered with the kind of writerly acumen we have come to expect from Cross." - Financial Times
"If you like your thrillers fast-paced, with lots of surprises along the way, this is definitely for you." - Heat
"Gripping Stuff" - Daily Mail
"A chase thriller that begins as a locked-room puzzle" - Morning Star
"A truly original thriller, reminiscent of Hitchcock and Christie." - Woman's Way
Tuesday, 31 December 2019
It's been incredible to go through the process of getting published and meet so many wonderful people on the circuit, from other authors to publishing people and, of course, readers.
To round out the year, here's a couple more reviews of What She Saw Last Night, from Barry Forshaw in the Financial Times (my very first broadsheet review):
...and I was also delighted to be selected by Geoffrey Wansell in the Daily Mail as one of their festive 'books to put under the tree':
And what's coming up next? That's a story for a new year, and a new decade.
In the meantime, I hope you have a great New Year's wherever you are and whoever your with. I'm looking forward to seeing what the Roaring Twenties will bring.
Wednesday, 18 December 2019
As you may have noticed if you follow me on Twitter or Facebook, all this month, I've been fortunate to have a deluge of book blogger reviews around the paperback release of What She Saw Last Night. My tour was put together by a couple of experts: Alex Layt from Orion and Tracey Fenton of compulsivereaders.com Big thanks to them and the (literal) dozens of bloggers below.
I've been blown away by both the number of reviews and how good the general consensus is. Here's what they said (click through for full reviews)...
|MoMo Book Diary|
|A Knight's Reads|
|Love the Smell of a Book|
|Jan's Book Buzz|
|Shalini's Books & Reviews|
|Liz Loves Books|
|Steph's Book Blog|
|Rachel Read It|
|Mac Reviews Books|
|Alex J Book Reviews|
|Stacy is Reading|
|Nicki's Book Blog|
|Books from Dusk till Dawn|
|One More Word|
|What Do I Read Now?|
|Karen Reads and Recommends|
|My Chestnut Reading Tree|
|Lost in the Land of Books|
|Kelly's Book Space|
|Night Time Reads|
|Baker's Not So Secret Blog|
|Book After Book|
|Hair Past a Freckle|
|Hooked From Page One|
|Over the Rainbow|
|Cal Turner Reviews|
Thursday, 28 November 2019
Tuesday, 26 November 2019
Excitingly, I have a blog tour for the first time, ahead of UK paperback publication of What She Saw Last Night on Thursday. It's a mammoth tour with over 40 blogs involved, coordinated by the indefatigable Tracy Fenton of compulsivereaders.com
The first batch are already up, and I'll be sharing as they're posted. It's fantastic to see so many passionate book bloggers enjoying the book and telling people about it.
There's been a flurry of press reviews too, including...
Heat, who I'm pleased caught the Lady Vanishes influence...
Woman's Way, who called it "A truly original thriller, reminiscent of Hitchcock and Christie." Which I'll definitely take.
The Crack, who said "the author keeps a cracking pace up and this tall tale more or less on the tracks."
...and finally the Morning Star, where Mat Coward accurately calls it "a chase thriller that begins as a locked-room puzzle", and puts me in flattering company with Jessica Eames, Jenny Blackhurst, and The Boss himself:
What She Saw Last Night is out in paperback in the UK this Thursday, but to be honest it'll most likely turn up tomorrow if you order it right now.
Sunday, 3 November 2019
What She Saw Last Night is published in paperback in the UK later this month (either on the 26th or 28th, depending on whether you believe Amazon or Waterstones).
To celebrate, I'm doing three Train Noir events with Susi Holliday, of which more here, and two solo library events for Book Week Scotland.
18 November - Aberdeen (with SJI Holliday)
Central Library, 6pm
19 November - Glasgow
Dennistoun Library, 6:30pm
21 November - Kilbirnie
Kilbirnie Library, 6:30pm
22 November - Oban (with SJI Holliday)
Waterstones Oban, 7pm
25 November - Edinburgh (with SJI Holliday)
Waterstones Princes Street, 6:30pm
As far as I'm aware, all of these are free but ticketed, so get in touch with the venue for more details. Hope to see you on the trail!
What She Saw Last Night is available in ebook and audio now, and UK paperback from November 2019: click here to buy