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Hew Cullan Book 5


Hew Cullan back in St Andrews castle


Hew Cullan book 5 is well under way. And for those who have finished Friend & Foe, and are concerned that Hew may be abandoning his roots...do not fear! The fifth book sees him safely in St Andrews, and with Giles and Meg. Which is all, for now. No spoilers here!

Author Event at Leven Library

I will be reading from, and talking about, Friend & Foe at Leven public library on Thursday 22nd of May from 7.30 pm. 

Details and tickets here: http://www.fifedirect.org.uk/whatson/index.cfm?fuseaction=whatson.display&id=FECDE163-E112-60CE-128C8A236DA39C54



Friend & Foe

St Andrews town plan c.1583

The very fine street plan of Hew Cullan's St Andrews, based on the Geddy map of c.1580, produced by Polygon for Friend & Foe.

Friend & Foe is now on sale online and in bookshops. Signed copies from Waterstones, St Andrews.

With very many thanks to those who came to last night's launch at MUSA - Museum of the University of St Andrews, on The Scores (Or Swallow Gait,  according to this map) Well worth a visit!


Hot off the press...

Friend & Foe by Shirley McKay


First advance copy of the new Hew Cullan, with glossary and maps (by popular demand!) 

 Available to buy soon; this one is fresh from the box

Friend & Foe


St Anndrews Castle


St Andrews Castle - the setting for the 4th Hew Cullan, Friend & Foe, now in press with Polygon and available to purchase  from the 1st of May. Watch this space...

Dark Nights, Dark Deeds...Death in Grantown?

I will be taking part, with Shona Maclean, in 'Murder through the ages,' on Sunday 27th October: a discussion on historical crime fiction, for the first Wee Crime Festival, brought to you by Bookmark bookshop, at Grantown on Spey. A thrill-filled weekend in a fantastic location, at the foot of the Cairngorms.

Details and programme here: 



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