As 2009 draws to a close I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has contributed to my success as a crime writer, not least the wonderful people who have bought my crime novels, or borrowed them from the libraries, and those who have been kind enough to tell me how much they have enjoyed reading or listening to them. Thank you so much.
I would certainly like to thank my publisher, Severn House, for their continued support and belief in me, so much so that they are publishing the new Inspector Andy Horton crime novel, Blood on the Sand
in February 2010 (UK) and the trade paperback of Dead Man’s Wharf
in the same month (UK). I believe the timescale for publication in the USA is April 2010. The Suffocating Sea
is also being published in mass market paperback in March 10.
I have met some interesting and lovely people during the year at my talks and book signings and I'd also like to say a big 'thank you' to all library staff both in the UK and the USA for their continued support.
At the risk of this ending up sounding like an Oscar Award acceptance speech I'd better sign off now with my sincere wishes to you for a merry Christmas, a happy holiday and a healthy, peaceful and prosperous 2010.
PS. This won't be my last post of 2009. There are bound to be more to follow...