Deeply chuffed to be invited onto the Portobello book blog – thanks, Joanne! Warning: includes a shocking chocolate-related revelation…

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I’m joined today by Margaret Kirk whose novel Shadow Man won the Good Housekeeping First Novel Award 2016 and was published by Orion last November. She is going to share #TenThings she’d like her readers to know about her in the form of a Q&A.

Margaret Kirk

Thanks Joanne for inviting me onto your blog. So, ten things about me … hmm. How about a Q&A to get things started? I’m being my own Inquisitor, but I promise I won’t let myself off lightly!

Your first book, ‘Shadow Man’, is a police procedural set in Inverness. An odd location for a gritty crime novel, surely?

Thirty years ago, maybe. But Inverness is a city now—and like every city, it has both light and shade. The Highlands are where I grew up, and I wanted to take readers on a journey round the places I know best. Sort of like a North Coast…

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