at the Gunmakers Arms in Birmingham! Join us for the best short stories in the city, with me, New Street Authors and more. This electrifying night of live readings on 15th October starts at 7pm, and it’s FREE. Pub cats Tia and Maria are waiting for that perfect pause before sneaking in at the back. Book your free tickets now.
Pleased to meet you!
I love meeting readers, and I’ll keep you posted about more live readings of my fiction both on this page and in my newsletter (sign up here and get a free e-book). Here are my next few “gigs”:
Sunday 20th October – Bristol in Plain Sight, Arnos Vale, Bristol. Sinister secrets of the city will appear before your very eyes in this Bristol Litfest event, 2 to 4pm.
Tuesday 22nd October – Books That Made Me A Writer, Redland Library, Bristol. Join me, Jane Shemilt, Emily Koch and Sarah Hilary for an evening of bookish chat, courtesy of the Bristol Festival of Literature.
Thursday 28th November – Noir at the Bar, Bath. Join crime writers for a FREE night of suspense-filled story readings at the Ring O Bells, Widcombe, from 6.30pm.
and the reading is easy.
Read my fabulous FREE short crime story, “Pebbles”, premiered at a reading at Birmingham’s Gunmakers Arms on 8th July.
The Magic Money Tree! A crime story on the radio…
John Bly makes a fortune from New Year’s Eve evildoing, so why should this time be any different? This festive little crime story was broadcast by BBC Radio Bristol on 21st December. Want to hear it? You can see me reading the story in this video, and download it to read yourself here.
I’ve also recently been interviewed by the Crime Fiction Lounge and Switch FM’s New Curiosities Box arts show. Their interviewers are extremely skilled, and I’m sure I gave away more secrets than I intended.
Easy reading with large print!
Did you know 10% of us are dyslexic? I believe everyone deserves a paperback that’s easy to read, so I’m thrilled to have published a new large print dyslexia-friendly version of crime thriller Up In Smoke. There are traditional paperback and e-book editions as well (all links I’ve given are for Amazon UK, but the book is also available on other Amazon sites and on iBooks, Kobo etc). My Trail series of crime thrillers and an earlier book, After The Interview, are also on sale in a choice of formats – find out more here.
Do you have an old copy of Up In Smoke?
If you have an old copy of Up In Smoke – with a cover decorated with dollar signs – let me know, and I’ll replace it with a new one. I’ve made a few tweaks to the book, and I’d like you to have the most up to date version – with artist Paul Humphreys’ brilliant new book cover, above. Just email me at aaabbott[at]aaabbott.co.uk. I’ll send new e-books anywhere in the world and swap paperbacks in the UK (to send back your paperback, email me for my address, please. I’ll send you a new book, signed, as soon as I receive yours).