Authors Electric: Bill Kirton


Bill's e-books are:


Alternative Dimension     Rough Justice     Material Evidence


Other People and Other Stories


Shadow Selves    The Darkness    Unsafe Acts


Sparrow Conundrum    Figurehead


          Before taking early retirement to become a full-time writer, I was a lecturer in French at the University of Aberdeen. I’ve also been a Royal Literary Fund Writing Fellow at universities in Aberdeen, Dundee and St Andrews.


          I’ve written stage and radio plays, short stories, novels, skits and songs for revues, and five non-fiction books for Pearson Education aimed at helping students with their writing and study skills.


          My five modern crime novels, Material Evidence, Rough Justice, The Darkness, Shadow Selves and Unsafe Acts are set in north east Scotland and my historical crime/romance novel, The Figurehead, is set in Aberdeen in 1840. The Darkness won silver in the Mystery category of the 2011 Forward National Literature Awards and my spoof mystery, The Sparrow Conundrum, was the winner in the Humor category.


          I’ve had radio plays broadcast by the BBC and the Australian BC. My short stories have appeared in many anthologies, including three of the CWA’s annual collections, and one was chosen by Maxim Jakubowski for his 2010 anthology of Best British Crime Stories.


          Writing as Jack Rosse, I’ve published a novel for children called The Loch Ewe Mystery and, as Jack Lefebre, a satire about online role playing games called Alternative Dimension, which has rude words in it and is definitely not for children.


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