Monthly Archives: December 2013

Merry Christmas

Hi Everybody As we are all busy at this time of the year, I will not take up too much time. I would just like to wish everybody a merry and safe Christmas and, when it comes, a peaceful and … Continue reading

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Whisky Wars, riots and murder

In the part of north Scotland where I live, there are many distilleries. They seem to sprout from the ground like miniature factories, each with that strange little triangular pointy-thing that seems to be essential to the production of perfect … Continue reading

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Ancestors in the Arctic

Hi All Well, tomorrow is the big day. Tomorrow I launch my final book to be published this year. It is called Ancestors in the Arctic and it is a photographic history of the Dundee whaling industry. The images are … Continue reading

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Ancestors in the Arctic

launched on 7 December 2013 with fantastic images

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Writing about whalers

Hi Folks When not writing about crime, or working as a lecturer, I write about the whaling industry. In particular I write about the Scottish whaling industry of the 19th century. Today people castigate the whaling industry, and quite rightly. … Continue reading

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