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On November 1st I am talking about ghost writing with the very experienced ghost (sometimes known as 'the king of ghosts') Andrew Crofts for a Society of Authors event at Waterstones, Piccadilly. We will be chaired by SoA CEO Nicola Solomon, who is very experienced on the legal side of our business. Hopefully, this will be an entertaining and informative evening for anyone interested in the nitty-gritty of ghosting.

My novel  Fest, a murder mystery set at a literary festival, with feuding writers being put in the frame for a mysteriously deceased critic, is still available in bookshops and at Amazon, at an even better price at Hive , and even direct from the publisher. (Prospero Press, £7.99/£2.99 ebook) Here are some of the things critics have said:

Thriller of the Week: ‘A marvellous set of unsavoury suspects... good, nasty fun with a ring of truth’ MAIL ON SUNDAY

‘ A wicked send-up of literary festivals... a crime novel with a cute concept’ INDEPENDENT

'Raunchy goings-on at fictional festival Mold on Wold... a rollicking read’ EVENING STANDARD

‘And don’t miss Fest ... an old-fashioned murder mystery with ...neatly disguised clues ... and a satisfyingly unexpected culprit’  LITERARY REVIEW

'A very engaging literary romp'  SYDNEY MORNING HERALD

‘This has been quite the year for thinly disguised literary romans-à-clef, with Mark McCrum’s novel causing gossip in literary circles’
INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY

Fest was also chosen for the Independent on Sunday's 'Alternative Booker Longlist' in July. 

 There are other nice reviews by readers on Amazon and Goodreads.  

All my other titles (see Books section for extracts) are available on Amazon, for as little as 0.01p in some cases.

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