'I am now writing the last book in the Charlie Bone series. It will be called 'Charlie Bone and the Red Knight' and will be published in September 2009.

I shall miss Charlie and his friends but, very soon, I am going to embark on a trilogy about the Red King and his original ten children. So I shall still be connected to Charlie, in a way.

My Visit to Cardiff

On Friday, 12th December I shall be signing books at Waterstones in Cardiff. I shall be there from 1.30 p.m. to 2.30 and will also be giving a short talk about 'The Shadow of Badlock'.

I might even give a preview of Book Eight. So, if any of you are in the area, it would be good to see you.'