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One For the Ages Publication Day Video

One For the Ages Publication Day Video

It's publication day for One For the Ages, the 16th book in the DCI Jack Logan series. I've made a little video to celebrate, and in it I also reveal the special publication day present that I bought myself. Check it out below. If you haven't grabbed your copy of the...

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Aphantasia and Writing

Aphantasia and Writing

JD Kirk talks about his superpower – aphantasia – and how he has used it to write up to twenty books in a single year.

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My Recent Reading Round-Up – Feb 2023

My Recent Reading Round-Up – Feb 2023

Last year, I fell out of the habit of reading a bit. I think I was so caught up in writing, and dealing with various real world issues that had sprung up, that reading fell by the wayside. Fortunately, I got my reading mojo back last year, after Kelsey at the Highland...

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Cooking With Bob & Berta

Cooking With Bob & Berta

It's Burns Night, and to mark this momentous occasion I'm delighted to be handing over control of the blog to Robert and Roberta Hoon, for what is the first, and very probably the last, of their 'Cooking with Bob & Berta' segments. The transcript that follows was...

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The Writing Room Interview

The Writing Room Interview

Recently, I was interviewed by Kate Baguley for The Writing Room, a regular series of interviews with authors and people in the publishing world, set up by crime author, pal of mine, and all-round excellent person, LJ Ross. The interview went live today, and you can...

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The One That Got Away Update

The One That Got Away Update

First of all, apologies for being a bit quiet here, on social media, and in the JD Kirk VIP Club newsletters recently. Due to a veritable clusterfuck of family health issues, the Christmas period was significantly busier and more stressful than it might otherwise have...

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Eastgate Centre Signing

Eastgate Centre Signing

An account of my recent trip to Waterstone’s in Inverness’ Eastgate Centre, where I was signing copies of the latest Bob Hoon novel.

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Charity Merch is Here!

Charity Merch is Here!

It's the moment you've all been waiting for. Or that some of you have been vaguely anticipating. One of those. Whichever, today is the day that I finally launch my exclusive range of JD Kirk Merchandise! Woohoo! Hooray! Yaaaas! etc, etc. Here's how it works. There...

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A Braw Day All Round

A Braw Day All Round

Today has been a good day. Yesterday was less good, as it involved a 7 hour round trip drive to take a family member to a 1 hour hospital appointment, but those are the joys of living in the Highlands of Scotland, and it was quite a nice day out in the end. But today,...

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An Accident Waiting to Happen

An Accident Waiting to Happen

Now that we've passed the annual three days of sunshine that constitutes the Fort William summer, I've been thinking about how I can continue to keep active when it's inevitably pishing down with rain outside. I mean, sure, I could just walk outside but, on the other...

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The All New VIP Club

The All New VIP Club

Hello! It's been a while since I last blogged on here, as generally I save all my news for the JD Kirk VIP Club newsletter which goes out a couple of times a month. As such, the website has been a bit neglected of late. I'm going to try to make amends and keep on top...

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Aimless Wandering #1

Aimless Wandering #1

At the weekend, I went for a bit of a wander while I tried to figure out the ending for the 15th DCI Logan book, which will be published in September (more on that later). It was that rarest of things - a gloriously sunny day in Fort William - and my aimless wandering...

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Coo-incidence? You decide

Coo-incidence? You decide

As you may know, about two and a half years ago, my son and I were driving home from Glasgow to Fort William late one night when we crashed into a black cow standing in the middle of the road.  The whole front of the car was obliterated, and according to the police...

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DCI Logan 14 Revealed

DCI Logan 14 Revealed

While lots of people are excited about the return of Bob Hoon in Southpaw next month, I still get asked on a daily basis what's next for DCI Logan and the rest of his team. Well, good news, Scottish crime fiction fans - Jack and co will be returning for a fourteenth...

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Northwind Launch Event

Northwind Launch Event

Way back in October of last year I swung by the Highland Bookshop in Fort William to launch Northwind, the first spin-off from my DCI Logan Scottish Crime Fiction series. The book tells the story of former Detective Superintendent Robert Hoon, who is reluctantly drawn...

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The DCI Logan Map

The DCI Logan Map

OK, so here's something I've been meaning to blog about for about a year, but kept forgetting to mention. Back in 2021, bored rigid because of lockdown, my son started developing an interactive map of locations from the DCI Logan series. He's a clever lad....

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What a Loser…

What a Loser…

Last month sometime (I forget when, exactly, because I have the memory of a goldfish) I made the fourteen-hour return trip to London to take part in the award ceremony for the Kindle Storyteller Prize 2021. My... what? Eleventh DCI Logan novel? Something like that. An...

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The Evolution of a Cover

The Evolution of a Cover

Today, I'm handing over the blog to Andrew Dobell of Creative Edge Studios, the company I use to design all my covers. As anyone who has picked up one of my books will know, Andrew is an insanely talented designer, and when he said he'd like to do a post about how we...

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A Litter of Bones goes to Germany

A Litter of Bones goes to Germany

June 5th 2020 will see the publication of two books of mine - A Whisper of Sorrows, the sixth book in the DCI Jack Logan series, and Knochenteppich, which you probably know better as A Litter of Bones, the first book in the series. Knochenteppich is the German...

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