2011 According to … Doug Johnstone

It’s been a significant year for author/musician Doug Johnstone. First up came the publication of his third novel, the page turner ‘Smokeheads’. And whilst previously there’s been a few years between Doug’s books ‘Hit and Run’, the follow-up to ‘Smokeheads’, will be published as soon as March 2012 next year. Musically, Doug released his first…

Violently Happy

A shout out this evening to Doug Johnstone. I know his work best through his three published novels (the new one ‘Smokeheads’ reviewed here) but he’s also had a parallel career as a musican with Fence associates Northern Alliance. About whom I know little more than zero. In fact, slightly embarrasingly, my only previous exposure…

What Are We Drinking?

Having enjoyed his previous 2 books, ‘Tombstoning’ and ‘The Ossians’ I took the chance at last week’s Lyrical Deathmatch show to pick up an advance copy of Doug Johnstone’s latest novel ‘Smokeheads’. Like his previous efforts, ‘Smokeheads’ is a Scottish based thriller this time with a backdrop of the whisky industry in Isla. Four ex-university…