I've saved this till after midday as, despite appearances, it's not an April Fool. Amazon UK really have knocked down the price of all 8 full-length Medicus novels to 99p each (!) on Kindle until 30 April, and I'm told that they're $1.49 each on Amazon.com/au this month, too. That's a whole series* for £7.92 … Continue reading Kindle bargains for UK and Australia!
Thrilled to hear that TABULA RASA is included on Nancy Pearl's list of reads for 2015! You can see the full list of recommendations here. Also, warm congratulations to Mick Herron, another British crime writer who's doubly honoured by having TWO of his books on the list - a real achievement! All this is rather … Continue reading An honour!
I'm delighted and honoured to find that Tabula Rasa has snuck into the Best Books of 2014 list on Declan Burke's "Crime Always Pays" blog. It's alongside several books that I've been meaning to read, and some that I didn't know I wanted to read, but now do. Clearly there's going to be a lot … Continue reading The best of 2014…
The fine folk at Bloomsbury UK have almost finished doing the mysterious things that publishers do, and I'm delighted to say that TABULA RASA, the sixth Medicus tale, should be available here from 23rd October. That's print and ebook: I'll put up more info about the audio when I have it. You can find out … Continue reading Tabula Rasa UK – out on 23rd October!
The nice people at the publishers have decided that it's time to redesign the covers for the Medicus series, so we'll be raising the tone with a little classical sculpture. TABULA RASA has a view of The Weary Hercules - I'm sure that's exactly how Ruso sees himself at times - clutching the golden apples … Continue reading Judging a blog by its cover
Thanks to Judi Moore, multi-talented author of “Is death really necessary?” for inviting me to join the blog tour that hunts out the answers to four questions. Mercifully, "Is death really necessary?" isn't one of them. Judi’s answers can be found here. Mine are below. I'm charged with handing on the baton, and have contacted … Continue reading Blog tour: My writing process
I've just finished checking through the proofs of the next Ruso novel, TABULA RASA, which will be out in the summer. (It's set during the building of Hadrian's Wall, in case anyone's wondering.) Either Bloomsbury's typesetters are impressively accurate or I'm a rubbish proofreader, because there seemed to be hardly any typos to correct. So, … Continue reading Emergency surgery with a biro