Author Archives: Peter

About Peter

Peter Carroll is a Scotsman, author, musician and wildlife enthusiast.

More Stark, or should that be Starker?

The third DI Adam Stark novel was published in July 2015 and, almost as soon as I’d finished it, I was confident I had the plot and theme of the follow-up, stark Reminders, pretty clear in my mind. I started … Continue reading

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Thank You, Malcolm

I know a lot of people are cynical and dismissive of folks when they profess their grief for a dead rock star they’ve never met, but I don’t give a damn about those people. Those people either never considered music … Continue reading

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WildFire Festival 2017 – A Review

The WildFire Festival, a rock music event held near Biggar in southern Scotland, took place across three days but, for various reasons, I was only able to attend on Saturday 24th June. Luckily for me, it was the strongest day’s … Continue reading

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2016 Not The Worst Year Ever

All over the place I hear or see 2016 being hailed as ‘the worst year ever’. Hmm. I’m reasonably confident there have been plenty of worse years throughout human history. Brexit is just a mad experiment. It might not even … Continue reading

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My Top Reads of 2016

I read almost thirty books this year, which is probably a record for me since my pre-teen bookworm days. Many were decent but unremarkable, a few were pants. These five stood out as the best. If you also read any … Continue reading

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Storm Force

The small, Scottish, seaside town of Troon appears, on the face of it, to be a pretty unlikely place for a rock festival to take place. If someone proposed to hold it at the end of November, it might seem … Continue reading

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It’s A Long Way To The Top

I’ve been into rock music in a serious way since I was about eleven and I’ve always loved live music. However, in recent years, I’ve been seeing fewer and fewer bands live. I won’t pay touts, I don’t like big … Continue reading

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Write On

I started writing – in any kind of formal sense – about six years ago. I wrote a novel, which, lo and behold, somebody said they wanted to publish. That was an amazing feeling and all the build up to … Continue reading

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Killed By Death

Last night Glen Frey, founding member of The Eagles, passed away, aged 67. As a friend commented on Facebook – that’s no age these days. And it isn’t really. Only, he’s the latest in a steady stream of rockers who’ve … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to the DM-ers

Dear Certain Authors, Imagine you went to a party and someone walked up to you unannounced and said, “Hello, my name is Pete, nice to meet you; I’m an author and I’d be really grateful if you would buy my … Continue reading

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