Locals, armchair adventurers and visitors alike will be intrigued by this guide to all things supernatural, paranormal, folkloric, eccentric and, above all, mysterious that have occurred on the small, windswept isle of Arran.
Writer of 30 non-fiction books on the supernatural, the strange, the Gothic and the gruesome, from 'The Jacobites and the Supernatural' and '101 Things to do with a Stone Circle' to 'Paranormal Perthshire' and 9 titles in 'The Guide to the Mysterious...' series, covering everywhere from the Lake District and Loch Ness to Glasgow and Aberdeen.
He's produced two highly-regarded books on poltergeists, and there are also books on hauntings, Scottish bodysnatchers, the bloody history of Edinburgh, historical murders - oh, he's a cheery chappie all right. His work encompasses folklore, archaeology, local history, parapsychology, Forteana and witchcraft, with a side order of gargoyles and graveyards.
The latest book is 'Zombies From History'. He's currently shadow-boxing with his first novel, a crime thriller set in southwest France. He likes dogs, cats and rock music, and thinks mayonnaise should be made a crime against humanity.