Autumn is usually a busy period. I have just returned from giving a presentation in Stornoway in the Island of Lewis and now am preparing for a book launch in Dundee.
The island of Lewis was pretty spectacular, with some amazing historical sights, sea and landscapes to take the breath away and very friendly people. If you have not been there yet, add it to your list of places to visit. The Standing Stones of Callanish alone are worth the trip!
But now, the launch of my latest book, Golden Voyage, dominates the horizon. The third in my Sergeant Mendick series of Victorian detective stories, it is based partly on two true crimes: the theft of a Scottish steamship named Ferret, and an attempted attack on an Australian clipper ship. . . the details I will not mention here. Add a crazed captain, a fiddle playing woman who is one of my favourite female characters and a few twists in the plot and we will let Mendick work his way through things.
The Golden Voyage is being launched this Thursday, 6th October 2016 at Waterstones in Dundee at about seven in the evening. If you happen to be in the neighbourhood, please pop in and say hello!