Neil’s debut, Falling Fast, was shortlisted for both the Dundee International Prize and the prestigious Deanston Scottish Crime Book of the Year Award, immediately establishing him as a fixture on the Tartan Noir scene. He is now a regular panellist at crime events at national book festivals and is an occasional commentator on STV’s Fountainbridge Show.
Before writing fiction, Neil worked as a journalist for fifteen years at national and local newspapers. He is married to Fiona and has two daughters. An adopted Fifer, he lives in Dunfermline, where he started his career as a local reporter.