Episode 6: Val McDermid
Charlie meets Val McDermid, one of the most successful crime writers of the Tartan Noir generation. In a career spanning 30 years, Val has sold over 10m copies worldwide and has lots of advice for Charlie: about achieving authenticity; writing at the right time, and getting an agent.
Debut: Virtual Launch Event
Here is a special episode of Debut, the online launch event for The Mystery of the Strange Piper, which was broadcast live on Friday, September 17th 2021. Martin Greig of BackPage Press chats with the author Charles E McGarry about Golden Age book covers, a more mellow Leo Moran and writing about the place you love. Music by Michael McGarry.You can watch the video of the launch at: BOOK LAUNCH - Charles E. McGarry, The Mystery of the Strange Piper - YouTubeYou can buy the book at: The Mystery of the Strange Piper – Backpage Press
Debut Series 2 Episode 1: Denzil Meyrick
Season 2, Ep. 1
Welcome to series 2 of Debut, where Charles E McGarry chats with fellow crime fiction authors about their journeys from bedroom to bookshelf. Here Charles speaks with the brilliant Denzil Meyrick about how he turned to his home town for inspiration for his stunning debut Whisky From Small Glasses, and how his days as a Glasgow cop give his writing an authenticity and a profundity that are second to none.PS You can buy my new Leo Moran adventure, The Mystery of the Strange Piper, from: https://backpagepress.co.uk/press/the-mystery-of-the-strange-piper/
Debut presents... The Robicheaux Files
Starting soon, Charlie McGarry (you remember him) and I, plus Hugh MacDonald and a rogue's gallery of guests will be reading through the Dave Robicheaux series of novels by James Lee Burke, as discussed at length by Charlie and I in an early episode of Debut.If you know the books, why not go back to the beginning with us. If you've never read Robicheaux - here's the perfect way to do it!