Okay, we’ll get to the fun stuff in a minute, but first let’s tidy away a little bit of linkage:
I write about When Genres Collide over at the Orbit blog. Marvel at my delusional hubris as I demonstrate conclusively that crime and horror fiction are exactly the same! (Incidentally, should anyone feel tempted to comment on my half-assed theories, I’d appreciate it if you did so over there rather than here …)
The Edinburgh Dead is reviewed at Pat’s Fantasy Hotlist (“not a dull moment … should satisfy even jaded genre readers”!)
And also at the Wall Street Journal (“compelling mix of horror and sci-fi”!)
I write about the Dark Side of Edinburgh’s history over at the SFX Magazine blog.
And – now the fun bit – alert readers of that last article might notice that there’s a link at the end leading to …
The crazy cool grand EDINBURGH DEAD COMPETITION!
Yes, you, dear reader, have the chance to win a stay in an Edinburgh hotel, along with a creepy tour of the city’s secret history (and a copy of The Edinburgh Dead, too, but that’s kind of secondary in this case, I have to admit). This is pretty much the jolliest wheeze my esteemed publishers have yet come up with for promoting one of my books, and I think it’s kind of neat. Go and enter, why don’t you? Closing date is 15th September 2011.