Monthly Archives: February 2013

CRIME, SUPERSTITION AND THE POWER OF BELIEF

In 2008 I wrote Powerstone, which was a novel about stealing the Scottish crown jewels. Although the story was entirely fictional, many of the details were based on either fact or folklore. For example I focussed a lot of attention … Continue reading

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Interviews by the Media

On Monday I am due to be interviewed by the BBC. That is a scary thought. I know there are people out there who relish the idea of appearing on the television or talking on radio. There are writers who … Continue reading

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A Sink of Atrocity

You will have heard of the old saying ‘Give a dog a bad name and hang him.’ That is something like the feeling for the city of Dundee in Scotland. At one time it was the second town of the … Continue reading

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