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Chris Longmuir, Crime Writer · 2W ago

Are You Publishing a Book? What do you Know About Legal Deposit?

Recent posts on Facebook indicate a great deal of confusion over Legal Deposit. Some self-publishing authors have never heard of it, while others question what it means to them. Combined wit...
Chris Longmuir, Crime Writer · 1M ago

Turning from a Life of Crime to the Mysteries of Self-Publishing

Normally, with a new book, I’d be treating you to a tale of murder mystery, something to make you frightened to turn out the light, and to make you look over your shoulder as you walk down t...
Chris Longmuir, Crime Writer · 1M ago

Centenary of the Silvertown Explosion

This month is the centenary of the Silvertown explosion which provides a dramatic opening to my latest Kirsty Campbell mystery, Devil’s Porridge. In this book, I have mixed fact and fiction ...
Chris Longmuir, Crime Writer · 2M ago

Happy New Year

I said it at the beginning of my Christmas post - Where has the year gone? and I'm saying it again. But, it's now time to stop wondering about that in order to look forward to 2017 and make ...
Chris Longmuir, Crime Writer · 3M ago

Christmas is acoming

Where has the year gone? Christmas is almost here and it only seems yesterday we were basking in the summer sun, and I could have sworn it was no time at all when we ate last year’s Christma...
Chris Longmuir, Crime Writer · 3M ago

Christmas Offer: And you don’t have to kill to get it

http://katherinehayton.com/Thriller/I think there must be a blue moon at the moment, because I never, I repeat never, do free offers. But I have one for you this Christmas. It’s free copy of...
Chris Longmuir, Crime Writer · 4M ago

Chill with a Book AWARD by Pauline Barclay

I’ve been a follower of the Chill with a Book blog since it first started. Pauline Barclay who created the blog is someone who loves books, and she provides the most wonderful support to all...
Chris Longmuir, Crime Writer · 5M ago

Gretna and Eastriggs: Home of Devil’s Porridge

Prior to the First World War, the townships of Gretna and Eastriggs did not exist. The name Gretna, however, with its associations with the village of Gretna Green, famous for over the anvil...
Chris Longmuir, Crime Writer · 6M ago

Bloody Scotland Photo Gallery

Scotland's International Crime Festival which has been dedicated this year to the memory of William McIlvanney, who sadly passed away earlier this year. Not only is the festival dedicated in...
Chris Longmuir, Crime Writer · 6M ago

Devil’s Porridge: the munitionettes who risked their lives to make it

My new murder mystery book, Devil’s Porridge, involves munitionettes who mixed the volatile substance known as Devil’s Porridge So, following on from my previous post about the munitions fac...