Monday saw the release of The School for Husbands, the latest tome by McLeod's best-selling novelist wife Wendy Holden.
It concerns a woman, Catherine, and her success- ful author husband, Alexander. But cracks start to appear in their marriage when Alex forgets Catherine's birthday.
Then, a library PR woman called Persephone tries to seduce Alex, and when he fails to come home one night, Catherine somewhat rashly calls in a divorce lawyer.
In a bid to save his marriage, Alex enrols on a course called 'The School for Husbands'.
So, is this a case of art mirroring life? Is McLeod not the perfect husband?
McLeod - who often works from the couple's Derbyshire home - responds: 'Certainly not, but I do try to keep out of her way when she's writing.'
He adds: 'I often find the best way for me to do this is by burying myself in client work.'