‘Where are all the real men?’ she asked me, her eyes glassy with gin. I could see him in their wetness, a memory she clung to like a wish never shared. He’ll come back. It was all over her expression. He’ll come back.Read more "Dust and Desire: Two Months Till Publication"
I started her up and took her along Crawford Street, first left into Seymour Place and then left again up on to the Westway. I love driving at night. Obviously, the traffic’s pretty much non- existent at that hour, but that’s not the main appeal. London, for me, comes alive at night, seeming to breathe […]Read more "DUST AND DESIRE: THREE MONTHS TILL PUBLICATION"
Dust and Desire will be published in November by Titan Books. It’s available for pre-order now. The novel will come packaged with a brand new Joel Sorrell story, Do Not Resuscitate. ‘The best British crime fiction for many a long year.’ – Crime Fiction LoverRead more "Four months till publication"
I’ll be attending this year’s CrimeFest in Bristol, and participating in a panel on the Friday (12.30 – 13.20) called Private Eyes And Lone Wolves: Lacking The Backing Of The Law along with fellow writers Frances Brody, Rosie Claverton, Cal Moriarty and Ruth Downie. Between 14.10 and 14.30 on the same day I’ll also be […]Read more "Crimefest 2015"
I’m very happy to share with you the cover from the first in a series of crime thrillers I’m writing for Titan Books. I love it to bits. I hope you’ll keep any eye out for the novel when it hits bookshops some time in November… ‘A gritty and compelling story of the damned and the damaged; crackling […]Read more "Cover Up!"
Yesterday I discovered that my story, Rosenlaui, will be included in Constable & Robinson‘s forthcoming The Mammoth Book of Professor Moriarty Adventures, edited by the venerable Maxim Jakubowski. The story concerns events in Meiringen, Switzerland, on the eve of that momentous confrontation at the Reichenbach Falls. This is only the second time I’ve ever written a […]Read more "The Napoleon of Crime"
Getting certain characters together in fiction without any hint of contrivance is a challenge for any writer. In Sonata of the Dead, my WIP, I’ve got my lead character, a PI named Joel Sorrell, who needs to link up with another character, a woman with whom he will develop a strong working relationship (and maybe more besides). I […]Read more "Fancy meeting you here…"