DI Rob Marshall 3!

It’s not been much of a summer, has it? But here’s a great chance to remind yourself how miserable a British winter can be, especially one in the Scottish Borders: It’s available now on Kindle (and you can read for free in Kindle Unlimited), in paperback and on audio, narrated as ever by the amazing Angus King: If you want to save a few quid, you can buy the paperback edition on my own online bookshop, Grey Dog Books, which lets you pay securely by various means, including PayPal and Apple Pay: I hope you enjoy the book – let me know what you think. I’m just about done with the fourth book in the series, A Shadow on the Door, which will be out at the end of October… Cheers,Ed

DI Rob Marshall book 2…

… came out over two months ago and I haven’t updated this to say it had. Sorry! Had a lot going on, such as heart surgery and writing Marshall book 4. Wait, what happened to book 3? Well, it’s out in less than two weeks on Kindle, in paperback and hardback, but also an audio edition amazingly narrated by Angus King. Anyway, here’s the cover to book 2: Hopefully you enjoyed book 1 enough to buy this. You can get it at these places: Let me know how you get on with it. I’ll post again at launch of Marshall 3, so watch this space. One last thing, though. A couple of months ago, I sent an email to my mailing list showing some of the locations featured in the book. If you want that kind of content, you can sign up, but have a look here: Hope you’re keep well. Speak soon.– Ed

The new Ed James series starts now!

Hey! I’m writing this in the last stages of editing the second novel, but I wanted you to know that the first DI Rob Marshall novel is out now on Kindle, paperback, hardback and audiobook, narrated by the one and only Angus King. I heartily recommend at least adding the Whispersync audio edition to your Kindle purchase, available for a short period at the bargain price of £1.99/$2.99/€2.99! Buy on Amazon! Let me know how you get on with it! Cheers,Ed

Police Scotland? Huh? [Cullen news]

Quick note to update you all on some tweaks I’ve made to my books. I had too many series with overlapping chronology, which was confusing as heck, so I’ve streamlined all of the Cullen, Hunter and Cullen & Bain books into one single series, entitled Police Scotland. I’ve consolidated a few things, resequencing them so that Dead in the Water (previously Cullen & Bain 5) is now the first in the series, which I think gives a lot more context to Cullen, Bain and Hunter as characters. As well as weaving the Hunter books into the flow of the Cullen stories, I’ve added two new editions: The Cold Truth, Cullen & Bain 1-3; The Dead End, Cullen & Bain 4 & 6 (plus the bracketing chapters from 5 as an interlude). If this works, I could merge in the Dodds books too – watch this space. One of the advantages of this is it gives me a model for future books in this world. I said never, but I never should’ve said never again. I’ve got plans to do two short novels in this, which will be exclusive to members of my Readers’ Club. The Police Scotland series: Check them all out on Amazon: Thanks again – I’ll be back in a couple of days as we launch THE TURNING OF OUR BONES! Cheers,Ed

Fenchurch 9 is out now!

Hey, Hope you’re well and counting down to Xmas. In amongst all your present-buying (what, you have started, haven’t you?), you might want to get a hold of something for yourself – the ninth adventure of DI Simon Fenchurch. Okay, DCI Fenchurch. Hope is the last thing to die DCI Simon Fenchurch has everything under control. His marriage, his family, even his job, where he’s starting to lose the imposter syndrome that has plagued him. But a mysterious death on the border with the City of London leads Fenchurch into a murder inquiry crossing three jurisdictions. All signs point to one man – Dimitri Younis, recently released from prison and running the East End with an iron fist, spreading his talons into London. And even more determined to appear to be squeaky clean. As Fenchurch homes in on a witness with evidence that could put Younis away forever, the tables are soon turned. Is Fenchurch going to be the last thing to die? Or will it be the hope that he can live a normal life? Out now in ebook, paperback and hardcover from Amazon: https://geni.us/EJF09w Let me know how you get on with it! Cheers,Ed

Borders Bedlam (two books+a giveaway)

Hey, Hope you’re well and keeping covid-free. I had it a few weeks ago and it was no picnic, that’s for sure. All better now, thanks to putting on eight pounds of weight! Anyway, I’ve got news of two new books for you! First, FALSE START is a prequel to my first new series in SEVEN years (I know!), that stars DS Rakesh Siyal, a direct-entry DS with a point to prove in the Scottish Borders. I’m making it free to my newsletter now – if you’re a subscriber, then you’ll have received an email or two with instructions on how to get it onto your Kindle. If not, you can sign up here and be reading it in seconds: If you don’t wish to sign up, you can buy it on Kindle and Hardback at Amazon. And coming hot on its heels is THE TURNING OF OUR BONES, the first book in the DI Rob Marshall series, due out on February 1st. Preorder it now on Kindle for the bargain price of £1.99 and you can enter a giveaway (more further down the page): Now, the final part of this missive – if you preorder the book and sign up to my mailing list, you’ll be entered into the prize draw for the book on 30th November, which is the launch of Fenchurch 9, THE LAST THING TO DIE. The first prize is signed hardbacks of all nine Fenchurch books, a signed hardback of THE TURNING OF OUR BONES (6-8 weeks before launch) and a “Keep Calm I’m a Bain” mug & coaster set. Second prize of the first three Fenchurch books and the new one. Three third prizes of the new one, signed. Best of luck! Hope you enjoy the book – let me know how you get on with it. Cheers,Ed


Hey, Hope you’re well. Just wanted to let you know that the fifth Vicky Dodds book, GUILT TRIP, is out now on Kindle, paperback and free to read in Kindle Unlimited. I hope you enjoy it – let me know how you get on with it. Cheers,Ed

Lost Cause Out Now

Hey, Just a quick note from me to let you know that my new book is out today! LOST CAUSE is a standalone psychological thriller, though you can relax — it’s got cops in it. I loved writing it, hope you love reading it. Get it now from Amazon on Kindle and paperback, or read it for free in Kindle Unlimited: Buy it now The audiobook is out now, narrated by the excellent Angus Kind: Buy on Audible Got some great reviews already, let me know how you get on with it.  Thanks,Ed

The sound and vision of Vicky Dodds

I’ve just updated the book covers to the four Vicky Dodds books: Wait, what’s that? A fifth book? Can I preorder it now? Yes, yes it is the fifth book. It’ll be out in August. And I’ll do the preorder stuff soon and post again once you can do the preorder thing. (Remember that a preorder is a commitment to buy the book in the future and the money doesn’t leave your account until it’s released.) You can have a look at the books on Amazon using this link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0891NGY65 And that audio bit of the title? Well, the first three are available in audio right now, with the fourth narrated and currently being edited. (The covers will update on the site soon.) If you’re an Audible customer, or are keen to become one, here’s the link to my audiobooks: https://www.audible.co.uk/author/Ed-James/B007UEQTQI More news soon! Cheers,Ed

Lost Cause on preorder now!

My first psychological thriller is out in May. A standalone novel, free of all the continuity. Hope you enjoy it!