Bouchercon 2017

It started with losing my voice, moved to launching a book and ended with an ‘award’. That’s the top and tail of my Bouchercon 2017 in Toronto. For those who don’t know what Bouchercon is, it’s the biggest mystery/thriller (crime/thriller to us of a UK persuasion) convention of its type in North America. Seven panels … Read more

Sunday Times Crime Club

Myself, with the help from a few below authors made the Sunday Times Crime Club this month:   Crime Club We love their books — but what do we know about our favourite crime authors? John Connolly gives some frank answers about the nature of evil and 1980s pop music (apparently unrelated) in our Q&A, … Read more

Falling Too

I’m delighted to say that, after a few years in the wilderness, that Charlie Wings, the star of Falling, is to make a comeback in Falling Too – a new novel, to be released by http://www.downandoutbooks.com in September 2017. A big thanks to Eric and the team and Down & Out Books.

2017

Ok sneak preview of what’s to come, on a writing front, in 2017 (always subject to change). Relaunch/re edit of The Catalyst and Meltdown – with new titles. New Craig McIntyre book. Sequel to Falling – for the U.S. market Book of Detective Sarah Tracy short stories. See you in the New Year.

Sarah Tracy is Back

I introduced Sarah Tracy, a detective in the LAPD, in the Bouchercon Anthology, ‘Blood on the Bayou’. Well, she’s back, in a new short story, entitled ‘The Why.’ at Crime Thriller Girl’s website. Enjoy. CTG EXCLUSIVE: A SHORT STORY BY G.J. BROWN – THE WHY

Caledonia Challenge

Along with four other authors; Chris Brookmyre, Doug Johnstone, Craig Robertson and Matt Bendoris I’m off to undertake the Caledonia Challenge this weekend. 24 miles in 12 hours over a few wee hills on the West highland Way starting at Fort William. If you fancy donating to a good charitable cause click on the link. … Read more

Crime Factor 2016 – the tour goes on

Here are the upcoming dates for the Crime Factor tour with Mark Leggat, Neil Broadfoot and Douglas Skelton. Thursday June 2 – the AK Bell Library, Perth, in association with Waterstones Perth Thursday June 9 – Behind the Wall, Falkirk, in association with Waterstones Falkirk Thursday June 16 – Carnegie Library, Ayr, in association with … Read more

Free Short Story

I’ve no idea where this one came from but it seemed like a good idea at the time – enjoy.     ‘Cannon Fodder’ A Short Story by G. J. Brown©   Cannon fire woke Trent. In itself, an unusual occurrence in the annals of Glasgow history. Not the cannon fire. It’s a fair bet … Read more

So What if I Want to Write Like an American?

While the first in my Craig McIntyre thriller series The Catalyst is free for a very brief amount of time on Kindle I thought I’d write about why I changed its setting from Glasgow to the US… Get The Catalyst for free on Kindle now while you can. Sometime in the distant past I picked … Read more

Crime in the Spotlight

Crime in the Spotlight Now that the dust has settled on Bloody Scotland for another year I thought I’d reflect on a small but significant debut amongst the wealth of talent and events that we showcased over the three days. Spread across the Saturday and the Sunday five new authors were given the opportunity to … Read more

Bloody Scotland

Out of the gate on Bloody Scotland – 5 authors to introduce as part of the ‘Crime in Spotlight’ initiative, interviewing Chris Brookmyre, on stage with Mason Cross, Tom Wood and Simon Kernick and helping out at the Curly Coo – pictures soon.

Review

A great review of The Catayst at Big Al’s Books & Pals http://booksandpals.blogspot.co.uk Reviewed by: Keith Nixon Genre: Psychological thriller Approximate word count: 75-80,000 words Availability Kindle US: YES UK: YES Nook: NO Smashwords: NO Paper: NO Click on a YES above to go to appropriate page in Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or Smashwords store … Read more

Film Star

My friends at SteinIAS have been helping me out. So far I’ve been covered in dirt, blood, beaten up. wrapped in tape, tied to a chair and attacked with a crow bar – all in the name of shooting a video for my Craig McIntyre series. Teaser attached – full video soon.

Free e-Book

This weekend I am launching my four novels on amazon e-books under the author name of G.J. Brown (although they will also temporarily be available under Gordon Brown). To celebrate I am making The Catalyst FREE to download on Saturday 23rd May and Sunday 24th May. This is a limited time offer – all you … Read more

Missing in Action

I’ve been remiss in my update of the website. With work being full on, Bloody Scotland taking shape and writing taking up all my spare time I’ve been web shy. I’ve just agreed to a new event at Bookpoint in Dunoon on the 16th May. For your diaries Bloody Scotland – see www.bloodyscotland.com is from … Read more

Meltdown – New Craig McIntyre Novel

Meltdown, published by Gallus, will be launched in November. As a taster here is the back cover blurb. Craig McInytre is back and sometimes the unthinkable happens. ‘Ex bodyguard Craig McIntyre has a unique affliction: his mere presence removes people’s inhibitions turning their darkest thoughts into actions. When captured by arch enemy and state senator … Read more

Life from the In-Between

‘The Time Thief’ When I skulked out of university after four years of home based indulgence I decided I was leaving the mother ship and struck out for London. I worked as a graduate trainee in a Sainsbury supermarket in Putney. My job description promised a wide and varied introduction to the world of supermarket … Read more

The Catalyst Now Available On line

After a long and arduous battle with the world of eBooks ‘The Catalyst’ is now available on line through a variety of routes including Amazon at the amazingly low price of £1.81. http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Catalyst-Gordon-Brown-ebook/dp/B00LFJGA1S/ref=sr_1_sc_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1404289410&sr=8-2-spell&keywords=catlayst+gordon+brown

Life from the In-Between

‘Buying Stuff.’ When I was a lad (said with the required Yorkshire accent) buying stuff was simple. Three main options were open to you. A private sale, buy through a shop or order from a catalogue. Most deals were for cash or on tick. Your rights were weak – caveat emptor was the norm. Warranty’s … Read more

Life from the In-Between

‘Keep Calm and …’ Annoying isn’t it. The ‘Keep Calm and…’ epidemic that has spread across our world. It seems if you can’t come with an original slogan just borrow ‘Keep Calm and…’ as a cheap way out. Originally produced in 1939, at the outbreak of the Second World War, it was designed to raise … Read more

Bloody Scotland 2014

Can’t reveal any of the names for this year’s event but things are looking good. As a founding committee member my biggest goal for Bloody Scotland is not to end up on the same time as one of the star attractions – last year I ended up opposite Jo Nesbo. You’d think I’d have some … Read more

Book Week Scotland

Bloody Scotland is going on tour. for full details see here – www.scottishbooktrust.com/reading/book-week-scotland/about As part of this I’m off on tour via Dundee, Orkney and St Andrews as follows Address Steps Theatre Central Library Dundee DD1 1DB United Kingdom Time 19:00 – 20:30 Date 25 November 2013 Telephone number for queries 01382 431533 Author or … Read more

Sneak Preview

A sneak preview of an interview I did for http://theresbeenamurder.wordpress.com       1. How did you get started writing?   When I was a kid I used to love writing short stories but my ambition to become a writer kicked off when I read James Herbert’s ‘The Fog.’ Until then I’d been reading books such … Read more

Bloody Scotland

I’ve just spent two nights interviewing William McILvanney at the National Library (Wednesday night) and Chris Broookmyre (last night) at the Mitchell Library for the Bloody Scotland sponsors Mazars. Two magic nights. I’d thoroughly recommend, if you’ve not done so, that you go and discover the Laidlaw trilogy by William and Chris’s latest book – … Read more

Reviews

Amazon can be a curse and a blessing – today it’s a blessing – reviews from Amazon for The Catalyst – and before you ask I don’t know who they are.     5.0 out of 5 stars The Fog- with attitude! 26 Jun 2013 By Aggi I’ve read all of this authors books and this is his … Read more

Tour of America continues (well short tour of America continues). Itinerary – Glasgow – New York – Denver – Colorado Springs – New York – Glasgow. Followed by trip to Manchester next Tuesday (oh the glamour).