Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Sherlock Holmes Publication Day!

Hello all,

I am pleased to say that my new book, Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Edinburgh Haunting, is now available to buy in paperback and ebook formats from, well, everywhere! Please take a visit to or, or if you have a preference then you can buy it in the UK from Waterstones, or in the US from Barnes and Noble. But i'm sure you get the drift...

If you would like to know more about the book then you can head over to the publisher's website, MX Publishing, or have a look at these reviews from the very kind Fiona-Jane Brown and David Ruffle on their excellent websites  :

Review by Fiona-Jane Brown

Review by David Ruffle

I hope you decide to take the plunge and if you do, happy reading :o)

Best Wishes,

Thursday, 11 October 2012


Hello again,

Thanks for visiting and I hope you are managing to keep out the cold on these dark Autumn nights. This seems to be a good time of year for writing as it's getting too cold and wet to be out and about!

With the approaching publication of my Sherlock Holmes novel, I was recently interviewed by Brandy Schillace for her excellent website.  You can read the interview here...

A big thank-you to Brandy for the chance to feature on her site.

More news soon...

Best Wishes,

Sunday, 29 July 2012

Sherlock Holmes Publication Date

Hello all,

Thanks for taking the time to visit.

Writing continues at a steady pace on my current work in progress (Abigail Craig Book 2) but I am pleased to be able to announce that my next book, Sherlock Holmes and The Case of the Edinburgh Haunting, will be published by MX Publishing on 17th October 2012.

You can find more information on the Sherlock Holmes tab and I hope you will be tempted to give it a try.

Best Wishes,

Friday, 22 June 2012

C O M P E T I T I O N !

The lovely people at my publisher, The Mystery Press, have launched a competition where there are 3 bundles of 7 Mystery Press titles up for grabs.  For a chance to win all the reading you need for summer, just click on the link below  :

Closing date for entries is Wednesday 27th June at Midday.

Good Luck!


Sunday, 6 May 2012

Book Signing - Saturday 12th May at 11am in Waterstone's Stirling

I will be at Waterstone's in The Marches shopping centre in Stirling on Saturday 12th May from 11am signing copies of my book, The King's Park Irregulars.  I will there for an hour or so and would be delighted if you can come along.

Hope to see you there,


Some locations in Stirling from The King's Park Irregulars

While I wouldn't want to give away too much about the story of my book, I thought it might be nice to post some pictures of a few of the real life locations around Stirling which are mentioned in my book, so here goes....

This is the King's Park area of Stirling (as seen from Stirling Castle), a conservation area with some lovely Victorian streets and the epicentre of all things Abigail Craig.

The King's Park area of Stirling

This is King Street in Stirling city centre - home of The Burgh coffee shop and also McAree Brothers and leading down to The Marches shopping centre.

King Street, Stirling

This picture is the entrance to the King's Park with the Victorian drinking fountain visible on the right hand side and the path leading on to the park beyond.

Entrance to the King's Park

I hope that these pictures will help those who have not been to Stirling to get a picture of the area in which my book takes place.

A Scottish poem - To a Golf Ball

I wrote this poem after being inspired by a trip to play golf and I thought I would share it :

To A Golf Ball by David Wilson

Wee sneaky, nasty surlyn White ball,
Every Sunday morning I heed your call,
Draggin’ me oot from ma weary bed,
To subject some anguish to ma sleepy head.

A game o’ pleasure that’ll make any man swear,
And turn a calm man tae a Grizzly Bear,
Oot in the sunshine, the snow and the rain,
Your mental health’s never the same again.

And so, full o’ confidence, ye stride up tae the tee,
Sayin’ “This wee balls no getting’ the better o’ me,
With a card full o’ birdies I’m determined to win”
But if you look down you’ll see that wee ba’ grin.

A good practice swing is the start o’ this game,
Tempo and rhythm – each one stays the same,
Swingin the club with grace to and fro,
A finishing position like a veteran pro.

Then step to the ball and nothing should change,
The perfect shot is well in your range,
You say to the ball “up the fairway Macduff”,
Then you swing, you hit, and the balls in the rough.

You try to stay calm with some words under breath,
Playing partners stand in a silence like death,
You don’t want to hear that it’s only a game,
But your spirits are lifted when the rest do the same.

So in to the rough to see how you lie,
It’s lookin’ bad but you’ll give it a try,
A solid swing and through the rough you hack,
Then walk past the ball to get the divot back.

But your third shot is one of the best you’ve seen,
Gliding through the air to land on the green,
You walk down the fairway, a smile on your face,
The wee balls thinkin’ “I’ll put you in your place.”

A simple three-footer to sink for your par,
Only thirty six inches – that’s no’ very far,
You stand over the ball wi’ your putter in hand,
And that three foot looks like a huge bit o’ land.

Destined for glory, but the balls missed the hole!
It can drive a man ver’ near up the pole,
Some see it miss and break down and cry,
Others lose the temper and let golf clubs fly.

“That’s it”, ye scream, “never again,
This time next week I’m stayin’ at hame.”
But as ye storm off the course ye look back and say,
“I’ll be back tae beat ye on another day!”

Sunday, 1 April 2012


I'm very pleased to announce that The King's Park Irregulars has now been published and is available to buy on Kindle from and and in paperback in the UK. The paperback is available to buy in the US from 1st June.

I hope you will be tempted to purchase my book and that you will enjoy it and I would like to thank-you in advance for your support.

Many thanks,

Sunday, 25 March 2012

Hello and thanks for visiting my new website! Here I will post news and updates on my books and anything else which comes to my mind, plus links to buy the books starting with The King's Park Irregulars.

Check out my B Sides page for some random items from time to time  -  I used to love when you would buy a record (for younger readers, please Google this) and the B Side would mostly be something different from the main single.  That's my hope with this page and i'll update it periodically.

Thanks again for coming :o)