Frequently Asked Questions

Q. When is your next book coming out?

A. This is always changing. Few ways to keep up with it: this site for starters, or you can sign up to my free weekly Substack newsletter, subscribe to my regular newsletter, or you can follow me on Facebook on Twitter. Any of that will change!

Q. How do I contact you? 

A. It’s all over here at my contact page. Email is usually best — I reply to every email so if I don’t something technical has gone wrong. If it’s urgent, hit me up on Twitter.

Q. Are your books available in audiobook?

A. The Rob Marshall books are all available in Audio on the same date as ebook and paperback. The Fenchurch books will be added in 2023/24. The first three Cullens and four Dodds books are available in audiobook. The Carter books are.

Q. Have any of your books been turned into film or tv?
Not yet.

Q. Love your cover artist! Who is he?
A. Me. I do all of my self-published covers and, as I don’t have a publisher, that’s all of them.

Q. Who handles the ebook and print formatting for your self-published titles?
A. Me. I use Vellum to output lovely Kindle and paperback files. It’s great.

Q. In what order should I read your books?
A. Have a look at the series reading order, but they are a bit more streamlined now. The Police Scotland books contain what was previously the Cullen, Hunter and Cullen & Bain series. The only hard continuity with them is with the Vicky Dodds books, which has an overlap with Fenchurch. But if you read them all in the order they were published, except for Dead in the Water, which should be first, it’ll all make sense. The Rob Marshall books are separate from them (they do exist in the same universe).

Q. Will you write another Cullen novel?
A. Not sure. I think The Dead End has a nice end to the series, but never say never.

Q. Why are your ebooks only available on Kindle?

A. I tried selling on other channels, e.g. Nook/Kobo/iBooks, and nobody bought them. Amazon’s KDP gives you lots of benefits for going exclusive, and it works for me. My books are DRM-free so the files can be bought on the Kindle Store and transferred to any e-reading device using cables and stuff. Really easy, even my dad can do it.