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Join us for a live author chat and Q&A (including questions from the audience) with Alan Parks

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Alan Parks will be talking to us about his career so far and his latest title The April Dead.

ALAN PARKS is the author of the acclaimed Harry McCoy novels. Alan Parks worked in the music business for twenty years before he turned to crime writing. Initially he managed up and-coming bands before moving into the creative side of the business, commissioning videos, photography and artwork for household names including New Order, All Saints, The Streets and Enya.

This background has played a significant role in the creation of Parks’ crime novels. The compelling atmosphere and tone of his novels are partly created by using notebooks full of visual references he makes for each story. Parks credits working on music videos with imbuing him with a strong sense of narrative and pace, spending long nights in edit rooms has eventually paid off. The main inspiration for the books comes from wandering around Glasgow itself.

Alan Parks’ debut novel Bloody January was shortlisted for the ‘Grand Prix de Littérature Policière’. Bobby March Will Live Forever was nominated for an ‘Edgar’ award and selected by THE TIMES as one of their ‘2020 Books of the Year’. The April Dead is the fourth book in the Harry McCoy series.

About The April Dead

In a grimy flat in Glasgow, a homemade bomb explodes, leaving few remains to identify its maker.

Detective Harry McCoy knows in his gut that there’ll be more to follow. The hunt for a missing sailor from the local US naval base leads him to the secretive group behind the bomb, and their disturbing, dominating leader.

On top of that, McCoy thinks he’s doing an old friend a favour when he passes on a warning, but instead he’s pulled into a vicious gang feud. And in the meantime, there’s word another bigger explosion is coming Glasgow’s way – so if the city is to survive, it’ll take everything McCoy’s got . . .

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