CWA Margery Allingham Short Story Competition

  . . . I had a great evening in Bristol at Crimefest 2016 where the results of the CWA Margery Allingham competition were announced. Nice to see Peter Davison (aka Dr Who – or Dr Daker if anyone remembers… READ MORE

Posted by Scott on Saturday 23 April 2016. No Comments on this post.

Long Goodbyes is out!

My latest novella, Long Goodbyes is now available. I attempted a video update, with unintentionally comedic results which I’ve left up for you to giggle at. Ah well, must get to grips with the old video software sometime … The… READ MORE

Posted by Scott on Saturday 27 February 2016. No Comments on this post.

Death Walks Behind You

DCI Brendan Moran #3 is now available via Kobo or Amazon AND ‘Black December‘, narrated by the remarkable Wayne Farrell, is also available from Audible …

Posted by Scott on Thursday 04 June 2015. No Comments on this post.

DCI Brendan Moran #3

Just a quick update to let you know that Death Walks Behind You is with my editor as we speak and I’m hoping for a publication date of around 31st May 2015. Additionally, I’m delighted that Black December has reached… READ MORE

Posted by Scott on Tuesday 21 April 2015. No Comments on this post.

Black December Audiobook – narrated by Wayne Farrell

Due for release on Audiobook next month, I am delighted to report that Wayne Farrell is currently hard at work to bring DCI Moran’s first case to audio-life. About Wayne: Wayne Farrell is an internationally acclaimed audiobook narrator. His work includes… READ MORE

Posted by Scott on Wednesday 08 October 2014. No Comments on this post.

The Ley Lines of Lushbury

5th April 2014 —- ‘The Ley Lines of Lushbury’ has a new look – in preparation for its release on audio (read by the fabulous Catherine O’Brien) the cover has been entirely redesigned – Click red link to view…  

Posted by Scott on Saturday 05 April 2014. No Comments on this post.

DCI Brendan Moran #3

Is underway … You can read the prologue here

Posted by Scott on Friday 19 July 2013. No Comments on this post.

Creatures of Dust is out!

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Posted by Scott on Wednesday 15 May 2013. 1 Comment on this post.

Rebels of Valentia

I’ve had quite a few emails regarding the sequel to ‘The Serpent and the Slave’. When will it be published? Well, I’m sorry if this is disappointing but progress has been slow, mainly as I’ve been concentrating on the sequel… READ MORE

Posted by Scott on Monday 06 May 2013. 4 Comments on this post.

Creatures of Dust – Trailer

The publication date for ‘Creatures of Dust’ is fast approaching. I am planning a book launch (a physical one) and maybe a virtual one too, if I can get my act together … In the meantime, you can get the… READ MORE

Posted by Scott on Monday 08 April 2013. No Comments on this post.

A book review!

Those awfully nice chaps at ‘A New Day’ , the Jethro Tull fan club magazine, have printed a review of ‘Rattle and Drum’ in their latest issue. For those of you not subscribed to ‘AND’ (shame on you), here is… READ MORE

Posted by Scott on Thursday 14 March 2013. No Comments on this post.

The Ley Lines of Lushbury – Podcast

Hello, and a happy Spring to you all Just to let you know that I’ve begun a full length audiobook podcast of my children’s fantasy, ‘The Ley Lines of Lushbury’. So far the prologue and Chapter One are available via… READ MORE

Posted by Scott on Tuesday 12 March 2013. No Comments on this post.

Coming soon . . .

Posted by Scott on Friday 01 March 2013. 3 Comments on this post.

The Trespass – now in standard paperback format!

Novel News . . . Season’s greetings to all my friends and fans – but hang on, hopefully my friends are fans and vice versa . . . anyway, you know what I mean . . . I’m really pleased… READ MORE

Posted by Scott on Friday 14 December 2012. No Comments on this post.

Creatures of Dust

New novel release! Just a quick update to let you know that I’m making great progress on the sequel to ‘Black December’. I’m hoping to have the first draft completed and ready for my editor by mid January 2013. If… READ MORE

Posted by Scott on Wednesday 28 November 2012. No Comments on this post.

Book Group Questions – The Trespass

I’ve been asked to put together a few challenging discussion questions for members of an Italian book club currently reading  ‘The Trespass’  I thought I’d share them here for any other interested parties. Do you think that Professor Dracup’s emotional… READ MORE

Posted by Scott on Monday 22 October 2012. No Comments on this post.

Rattle and Drum

. . . Greetings! I’ll be publishing my musical autobiography as a Kindle Single in the coming few weeks. It’s a whistle stop tour of some of the bizarre situations I’ve found myself in whilst sitting behind a drum kit,… READ MORE

Posted by Scott on Thursday 21 June 2012. No Comments on this post.

JUBILEE WEEKEND BOOK GIVEAWAY

  This weekend I am offering three titles absolutely FREE on Amazon Kindle, as well as the opportunity to view an extremely flattering photograph of the author … CLICK the link of your choice below to access the Amazon store…. READ MORE

Posted by Scott on Friday 01 June 2012. 1 Comment on this post.

Rebels of Valentia – first glimpse

Here is an excerpt from my WIP, ‘Rebels of Valentia’ . . .  He found a clearing and slowed to a halt. Tethering the horse to a sapling he gently lifted the wounded girl from the saddle and laid her… READ MORE

Posted by Scott on Monday 07 May 2012. No Comments on this post.

DCI Moran is back . . .

Excerpt from the sequel to ‘Black December’  “So,” Moran surveyed the team. “Come on. Let’s have some ideas. We have, in no particular order, a body, a wound, no motive, no witnesses. Your thoughts, please.” “He was Asian, guv,” a… READ MORE

Posted by Scott on Tuesday 24 April 2012. No Comments on this post.

The Trespass – the sales figures! Plus latest news

Hi – I did promise to reveal my sales figures periodically, and so here is a quick update for ‘The Trespass’. (I have tallied from October 2011, the month in which sales began to rise substantially). Sales (Kindle) Grand Total… READ MORE

Posted by Scott on Monday 26 March 2012. No Comments on this post.

And the next novel is . . .

Rebels of Valentia . . .  Folk have been asking me recently: what’s next? And, as followers of my blog will know, that’s been no easy question to answer. But, the decision is made. I’m heading back to where my… READ MORE

Posted by Scott on Saturday 18 February 2012. No Comments on this post.

Outnumbered . . .

You know that feeling you get when you’re cast into the lions’ den? No? Well, until last night, neither did I . . . I’d been invited along to a local book club by our friend and neighbour, Anna, to… READ MORE

Posted by Scott on Thursday 09 February 2012. No Comments on this post.

It’s a dog’s life . . . (part two)

Enter the dog . . . Now I know you’re wondering where the dog of the blog header comes into it – OK, I’ll tell you . . . Our family has a dog called Archie. Archie  likes nothing better… READ MORE

Posted by Scott on Thursday 02 February 2012. No Comments on this post.

It’s a dog’s life . . .

Be careful what you wish for . . . There I was, slogging away in my IT job, imagining that I’d have at least another five years or more of the same ahead of me. Writing was whenever I could… READ MORE

Posted by Scott on Thursday 02 February 2012. No Comments on this post.

The Ultimate Crime

Murder – what’s to like? What is it with us and murder? Ever since Cain killed Abel the human race has been fascinated by homicide. Is it because taking another life is the ultimate sin? Or does this fascination come… READ MORE

Posted by Scott on Saturday 21 January 2012. No Comments on this post.

What do Kindle readers want to read?

Good question, huh? The answer, of course, is the same as for the old adage (can a question be an adage? Ed.): ‘How long is a piece of string?’ In other words, it depends who’s buying. I, for instance, would… READ MORE

Posted by Scott on Saturday 17 December 2011. 2 Comments on this post.

This is how murder begins…

There was nothing remarkable about him. People passed him in the street without a second glance. That was good; his anonymity was his biggest asset. He moved purposefully, arms swinging in time with his footsteps, every nerve in his body… READ MORE

Posted by Scott on Saturday 03 December 2011. No Comments on this post.

‘Black December’ – released 19th November 2011

DCI Brendan Moran, world-weary veteran of 1970s Ireland, is recuperating from a near fatal car crash when a murder is reported at Charnford Abbey. The abbot and his monks are strangely uncooperative, but when a visitor from the Vatican arrives… READ MORE

Posted by Scott on Sunday 20 November 2011. 3 Comments on this post.

A breakthrough month…

Sales, sales, sales A few months ago I promised to let you know how sales were going on Amazon KDP. Well, so far I have three titles published on KDP: The Trespass The Ley Lines of Lushbury The Serpent and… READ MORE

Posted by Scott on Monday 31 October 2011. 6 Comments on this post.

Late again…

OK, so it’s been another long gap in blogs – apologies . . . but I haven’t been idle: ‘The Serpent and the Slave’ has been published on Amazon in Kindle format only for the moment, and I’m hoping to… READ MORE

Posted by Scott on Wednesday 19 October 2011. No Comments on this post.

The Serpent and the Slave – prologue

Here is the prologue for my soon to be released action adventure novel set in Britannia, 367AD Township of Leptis Magna, Province of Africa, 361AD The stars were brighter than usual tonight, Publius Albanus Tutor mused as he made his… READ MORE

Posted by Scott on Tuesday 02 August 2011. 4 Comments on this post.

What do you do if your novel isn’t working?

Here are some quick bullet point suggestions to get you back on track. The theme Does your theme have a wide enough appeal? Are you rehashing a hackneyed, well-trodden theme?  Give it a twist – surprise your readers. Make ‘em… READ MORE

Posted by Scott on Monday 04 July 2011. No Comments on this post.

Self-Publishing – sales and marketing

It’s time for some summer madness – or it could be summer sanity, actually. Those in the know advise that it’s a good idea to experiment with your eBook sales and marketing strategy.  So, I’ve decided to reduce the price… READ MORE

Posted by Scott on Tuesday 28 June 2011. No Comments on this post.

Amazon eBook reviews – or not

I promised that I would follow this up in my last post, so here are my findings. Just as a refresher for you, my premise was: if there are reviews posted for my novel ‘The Trespass’ on Amazon.co.uk, then surely they can… READ MORE

Posted by Scott on Saturday 25 June 2011. No Comments on this post.

Continuing adventures in self-publishing…

Hi and welcome to my new blog home at WordPress! What’s been happening in the world of scotthunterbooks? Well, it’s been a while coming but I have finally approved the cover for my new crime novel, ‘Black December’. I am… READ MORE

Posted by Scott on Saturday 18 June 2011. 2 Comments on this post.