Lucky man that I often am, though for once able to see it, I was sent a copy of Doug Johnstone's new novel 'The Dead Beat'.
If you're in Edinburgh or close to, you might like to get along to the launch of the book over at Looking Glass Books tonight (see the link for details). I believe it's going to be a real treat, with Allan Guthrie doing the interview and Doug providing some musical entertainment along the way. This is the kind of thing that will keep the independent bookstore alive, so well done Looking Glass for making the effort.
You can find my review of the novel here.
Hope you can make it - I'm gutted that I can't.