Actor John Gordon Sinclair on his second novel
12 June 2014 Last updated at 18:52 BST
Actor John Gordon Sinclair kicked off his career in the movie Gregory's Girl before finding success on stage and TV.
However he says he is much more committed to writing.
His second novel, Blood Whispers, a violent thriller, has been described as "brutal and gritty and fast-paced" by The Scotsman.
Sinclair spoke to Nick Higham as part of the Meet The Authorseries.