Bestselling Scottish crime writer, famous for the DI Fenchurch novels, set in gritty East London, and the two interconnected police procedural series featuring Edinburgh detectives Scott Cullen and Craig Hunter.
Ed James writes crime-fiction novels. His Scott Cullen series features a young Edinburgh Detective investigating crimes from the bottom rung of the career ladder he’s desperate to climb. Set four hundred miles south on the gritty streets of East London, his DI Fenchurch series features a detective with little to lose. His next series takes place thousands of miles west, with FBI Special Agent Max Carter investigating child abductions in Seattle and the US Pacific Northwest.
Formerly an IT project manager, Ed began writing on planes, trains and automobiles to fill his weekly commute to London. He now writes full-time and lives in the Scottish Borders, with his girlfriend and a menagerie of rescued animals.
City of the Dead
The first Cullen and Bain novella, “City of the Dead”, where two cops at each other’s throats investigate a dead body on strange turf — Glasgow.
It’s available to preorder now in ebook.
A new novel, a new location.
THREE MISSING PEOPLE… ONE TWISTED PREDATOR.
‘Chilling, highly original, and highly recommended.’ Caz Frear, SWEET LITTLE LIES
‘Just when your heart rate is getting back to normal, SENSELESS smacks you in the face with another twist’ JENNY BLACKHURST, No.1 bestselling author
It’s available to preorder now in ebook and audiobook.
The Black Isle
In 2020, Bookouture will publish three of Ed’s thrillers set in Seattle and the Pacific Northwest, starring FBI Special Agent Max Carter. Book 1 (Title TBA) will be published on 21st January 2020.
Series. Standalones. All bestsellers.
My blog was down for a week or so due to an admin error. Fortunately it’s back up. The post from yesterday was actually from two weeks ago but it didn’t get reinstates till last night.
I really like wordpress – it’s free, has a great iPhone app, isn’t google and is widely customisable. That was very frustrating so I’ll let them off this once.
Anyway, normal service is resumed.
Spent yesterday researching a short story idea for a competition to support Bloody Scotland, a tartan noir crime writing festival.
While the limit is 3,000 words I think I’ve come up with a satisfying little tale. I’m struggling to cut it down in some ways but it is good discipline to get into. Also creating a backstory and plot from scratch flexes muscles I haven’t flexed in a good while. If it goes nowhere then I can dust it off and expand it to a novella but I think it’s good as a short.
Revision on Ghost based on editor comments is 1/3 complete…
So that’s me finished draft 5g of “Ghost in the Machine”, the penultimate one. I’m just printing it out now to give to my girlfriend to proofread. I expect it’ll be ready to go in a month’s time.
I am very pleased with it – it’s been an ordeal but I’m so happy to have taken it to this point. Some times I never thought I’d get there and I had given up on it. It’s much stronger for the persistence and I’m a much stronger writer for it. It’s not perfect but I need to publish it and just move on.
Time for a break. After I finish some notes for the redraft of Devil in the Detail…
Not quite ready for 14-Feb then…
I’m at 75% just now of the latest draft which has been a fine tooth comb edit.
I’m not going to rush things and set some unattainable deadline but the tasks are:
Pass to editor
Redraft devil in the detail
Finalise ghost in the machine
About a month, but I’m not rushing it.