Book List:32 titles
  • In this first book in a brand new series, DI Ben Westphall investigates a decades-old murder that takes him from the Scottish highlands to the depths of the Estonian forest. Expect twists and turns, dark humour and even darker crimes, but most of all...


  • Book 2 in the DI Westphall series.'The Boy in the Well is a dark and satisfying mystery. I thoroughly enjoyed my time in the company of DI Ben Westphall, a compelling personality . . . This one comes thoroughly recommended' James OswaldThe body of a ...




  • Previously published as: BARNEY THOMSON: ZOMBIE KILLEREarly summer, 2011. The coalition government is in crisis, limping from one disaster to the next. The Prime Minister has a plan. Get the world's finest barber in to give him a new haircut. His def...


  • Morlock is coming. Death will follow.DCI Jericho may have evaded the Hanged Man, but he knew there was something missing. He knew there was still someone out there. He knew there would be more death…A man is murdered on the Somerset Levels, a bulle...


  • Police detective Ben Westphall is burnt out and leading a quiet life in the North of Scotland. Thing change when he’s assigned to investigate the cold case of a UK national who disappeared in Eastern Europe under mysterious circumstances and who, d...


  • Barney Thomson—an awkward, diffident, Glasgow barber—lives a life of desperate mediocrity. Shunned at work and at home, unable to break out of a 20-year rut, each dull day blends seamlessly into the next. However, there is no life so tedious that...


  • It's a long, hot summer in the south of England and Pitt's small vineyard is in crisis. The bank's chasing debts and government inspectors are snooping around. Yet Pitt is drawn further and further into Yuan Ju's dark and disturbing world. How far is...






  • A young girl stands at a window in the middle of the night, looking across the street at a man with a Bible. A stained-glass Jesus in blue looks down on the lost church. A woman hangs by the neck from a bridge in the public park, angel's wings on her...


  • A flight bound for Los Angeles crashes somewhere in the USA, killing everyone on board. Everyone, that is, except one man. As the plane goes down, James Kite inexplicably finds himself transported to a beach in the north of Scotland. Grilled by Ameri...


  • ***This book is also available in THE BARBERSHOP SEVEN - the collected Barney Thomson novels***Barney Thomson is a barber on the run.Notorious throughout Scotland as the most prolific serial killer since the Black Death, he has escaped Glasgow and th...


  • The Barbershop 7 comprises the complete set of seven novels featuring Scottish barbershop legend, Barney Thomson.The series begins with THE LONG MIDNIGHT OF BARNEY THOMSON - the original cult classic, released as a feature film starring Robert Carlyl...


  • See also THE BARBERSHOP SEVEN - the collected Barney Thomson novels One government. One empire. One murderer. One barber. One zombie infestation about to consume Planet Earth. The coalition government is in crisis, limping from one disaster to the ne...


  • A 10,000-word short story introducing DCI Robert Jericho, who will be appearing soon in a major new crime series from Blasted Heath. The Crime A man is found brutally murdered in the Chapter House of historic Wells Cathedral, the only clue to his dea...


  • December 2009. MPs are being murdered in revenge attacks for the expenses scandal, and Westminster is in a state of turmoil. With the government on the verge of collapse, the last Labour Prime Minister - desperately clinging to power - decides there ...


  • In Blackmuir Wood, above the Victorian Spa village of Strathpeffer, sixteen miles west of Inverness in the Highlands of Scotland, four American students are found with their throats slit. Worse, each has been given a chilling ne...


  • This book is also available in THE BARBERSHOP SEVEN - the collected Barney Thomson novels. Searching for answers to his tortured, murder-filled existence, Barney Thomson is drawn to take a job in London, as personal barber to Thomas Bethlehem, the he...


  • The king of barbershop death junkies is back, in another novel of blood, murder, ghosts, terror and downright stupidity. As Barney Thomson is closing up the barbershop for the night, an old man enters looking for a Cary Grant cut and a bit of a chat....


  • The Last Fish Supper is the fifth title in the Barney Thomson series; however, as the book that "made The Da Vinci Code look like a novel", it sits apart from the rest of the series, an outstanding work of comic and religious sa...


  • Described by the Scotsman as 'gleefully macabre, hugely enjoyable black burlesque', THE LONG MIDNIGHT OF BARNEY THOMSON was published to great critical acclaim, has spawned a successful series, has been translated into several European languages and ...


  • This book is also available in THE BARBERSHOP SEVEN - the collected Barney Thomson novels "Silver bells, grey clouds, Christmas-time in the city. Sleigh rides on snow. Santa Claus and bright-eyed children. Mulled wine and mince pies. Tinsel on pine t...


  • A stark and brutal portrayal of a police officer on the edge and a killer in control. The Plague Of Crows plants his victims in a forest clearing, bound to chairs embedded in the ground. The lucky ones die quickly, the tops of their skulls missing, b...


  • This book is also available in THE BARBERSHOP SEVEN - the collected Barney Thomson novels At the end of MURDERERS ANONYMOUS, Barney Thomson's future seemed bleak. In fact, it seemed non-existent. However, for a reason that he can't quite get to the b...


  • In this wonderful bitesize slice of yuletide magic, the very future of Christmas is in doubt. It's Christmas Eve, but just at the moment when he should be putting on his red suit and checking his beard for snowy whiteness, Santa is sitting in his und...


  • An edgy police thriller from the creator of the Barney Thomson series.A psychopath walks the streets of Glasgow, selecting his first victim. He sees his ex-girlfriend everywhere, and he will have her back. When a woman is savagely murdered, her body ...


  • The Hanged Man is coming, and there's nothing you can do to stop him…Durrant was the most brutal, psychopathic killer the Met had ever come across. Captured in the early '80s, he should have been in prison for the rest of his life. Someone had...


  • Barney Thomson is back in the seventh and final episode of the barbershop crime series. Searching for answers to his tortured, murder-filled existence, Barney takes a job in London. Such is his fate that just as he arrives in the capital, a serial ki...


  • The government is watching. 4 million names on the DNA database and counting; CCTV cameras on every street corner; telephone records available to any agency which requests them; restrictions on movements around Westminster. All in the name of freedom...






  • Following his previous involvement with a branch of Murderer's Anonymous, which ended with him dead at the foot of a cliff and his brain stored in a jar, Barney Thomson's future seemed bleak. However, for no reason, suddenly he is back, plucked from ...


  • In trying to come to terms with his murder-ridden past, Barney foolishly joins the nearest branch of Murderer's Anonymous, bringing him once more into contact with the criminally insane. In minutes, there is a killer reducing the population of Glasgo...


  • Barney has become a barber on the run. Suddenly notorious throughout Scotland as the worse serial killer since the Black Death, he has escaped Glasgow by hiding out in a monastery in the frozen far north-west. However, as the police slowly close in o...