Monday 30 March, 2020

M.R. Mackenzie at Noir at the Bar

I’ll be reading an extract from In the Silence at Noir at the Bar Edinburgh’s online virtual event on Thursday 2nd April.

Saturday 28 March, 2020

A reading from Cruel Summer

Author M.R. Mackenzie reads an extract from Cruel Summer.

Thursday 26 March, 2020

Cruel Summer promotion — that’s a wrap!

The Cruel Summer Kindle promotion has finished. A massive thanks to each and every one of you who ordered a copy, shared or retweeted the promotion!

Saturday 21 March, 2020

Get Cruel Summer FREE!

For the next five days, my second novel, Cruel Summer, will be available on Kindle ABSOLUTELY FREE.

Saturday 1 February, 2020

Mailing list and short story launched!

As of today, I’ve finally launched my author mailing list, and along with it The Girl Who Wasn’t, the Anna Scavolini short story I wrote as a free giveaway for subscribers.

Tuesday 28 January, 2020

The best places to kill a man

The latest issue of iScot Magazine features an article on the best places in Scotland to set a crime novel, with contributions by myself, Jackie McLean and fellow Bloody Scotland debut prize nominee G.R. Halliday.

Wednesday 8 January, 2020

Top crime/thriller reads roundup

I don’t tend to say much about the work of other authors on this site, which is decidedly remiss of me. So here’s a quick rundown of some of my favourite crime/thriller reads from the last 2–3 years.

Monday 6 January, 2020

Welcome to

As part of an ongoing strategy to standardise my branding across all platforms, the old URL is being retired.