Around the world…

May 26, 2024

Around the world… cover


Well, when I invited you lovely people to let me know #whereareyoureadingyours I never expected to find Outback among royalty. Turns out Bill Kemp has ended up in the library of the Queen Mary II, courtesy of very happy reader Geri.   Having enjoyed it on a cruise which, appropriately more

New year, new Bill Kemp novel

January 01, 2024

New year, new Bill Kemp novel cover

It won't be news if you follow me on social media (what do you mean, where can you find me? Have a look at the bottom of this page!) but there's a new Bill Kemp novel on the way.

After the searing heat of the Australian outback, Bill is now deposited in the freezing temperatures of the Austrian more

Paperback writer…

October 11, 2023

Paperback writer… cover

Marking the centenary of Desmond Bagley, the bestselling thriller writer whose legacy I am lucky enough to be continuing, the paperback edition of Outback is published in the UK on October 26.

If you missed the hardback/ebook/audiobook release earlier this year, Outback is the ‘Desmond more

Off on tour

June 02, 2023

Off on tour cover

It's always great to see one of your babies heading out into the world, and this weekend marks the start of a UK and Ireland tour for my new play MacHamLear.

Produced by outdoor theatre specialists Heartbreak Productions, it's an utterly disrespectful mash-up of three of Shakespeare's greatest more

It’s here!

May 11, 2023

It’s here! cover

Publication day has arrived! After months of anticipation (by me, at least), my novel Outback is published by HarperCollins.

It's an original sequel to Desmond Bagley's Domino Island, which I worked on in 2019 to bring to publication, and features the same protagonist Bill Kemp – rather more

Paperback edition released

November 04, 2022

Paperback edition released cover

Sales of Domino Island, the ‘lost’ Desmond Bagley novel, went so well that publishers HarperCollins issued a paperback release in May 2020. Its cover features the same style as the other 16 Bagley books and brings DI fully into the fold as a ‘proper’ Bagley more

New novel set for May 2023 publication

October 01, 2022

New novel set for May 2023 publication cover

Marking the centenary of Desmond Bagley’s birth (see Domino Island, below), publishers HarperCollins have commissioned an original new novel featuring the same protagonist, Bill Kemp. Entitled Outback, it's due for UK publication in hardback, ebook and audiobook on May 11, 2023, with foreign more

‘My’ Desmond Bagley novel

May 16, 2019

‘My’ Desmond Bagley novel cover

HarperCollins publishes a 'lost’ Desmond Bagley novel, Domino Island, more than 35 years after the author’s death.

Why is this significant? Well, because I’ve had the honour and pleasure of taking DB’s original first draft from 1972 and (perhaps rather presumptuously) delivering it as a final more

Tess to hit the stage

September 10, 2018

Tess to hit the stage cover

Not one, but TWO whole producers are in talks to bring their versions of Tess: The Musical to the stage.

But wait, I hear you cry, what is Tess: The Musical? Really? Where have you been all these years? With music by Michael Blore, lyrics by yours truly, it’s a fully sung-through adaptation more