A stiff breeze, riddled with winter, tore through the exposed bones of the building. There were other giants rising in concert with this one. London, irked by the knowledge that it was a global shortarse, had decided to tilt for the heavens. Across the way the Splinter was nearing completion. Nearly 800 metres of glass […]Read More Hell is Empty Teaser #2
Here’s the completed cover for Joel Sorrell III…Read More Hell is Empty
She poured and I drank. She held her glass with both hands, like a child, and closed her eyes when she took her first mouthful. ‘Oof,’ she said. ‘That’s good.’ ‘That was the drink of a person who has just walked out of the desert,’ I said. ‘Feels like it. Had a tough couple of […]Read More Sonata of the Dead: Teaser #4
‘Joel, I think you need help.’ ‘I need help? I’m not the one who killed in cold blood. I’m not the one who took photographs of naked women in changing rooms and then tossed off over them back in his sad pad.’ ‘No. But it’s a sunny day. And you chose to come and sit […]Read More Sonata of the Dead: Teaser #3
It’s always a thrill to receive a box of books in the post. And it was especially satisfying to open this parcel, if only because it meant it hadn’t gone missing (which I was convinced was going to happen). The books are lovely; Titan have done a beautiful job. It seems like such a long […]Read More Dead Letters is alive!
In the mid-90s I read all five of Derek Raymond’s pitch black Factory novels: He Died with His Eyes Open, The Devil’s Home on Leave, How the Dead Live, I Was Dora Suarez and Dead Man Upright*. I’d been of a mind to write a crime novel of my own for some time, and had […]Read More Why Blonde became Dust
Many thanks to HorrorTalk, who asked me to contribute a piece about London genre novels. I supplied them with six of my favourites. You can find the article here.Read More London Relevant
The splendid Ali Karim has posted an in-depth interview he conducted with me for The Rap Sheet, the essential, award-winning resource for readers seeking information about what’s new and interesting in the world of crime fiction. You can read it here. Thanks to Ali and The Rap Sheet for their interest and support.Read More Primed for Darkness
Thanks to the excellent My Bookish Ways, who agreed to host a blog by me this week on the heels of Dust and Desire‘s publication. You can read it here, a little piece about creating a memorable villain.Read More Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know…
Today marks the publication of Dust and Desire. Thanks to Titan for producing a beautiful book. I hope you enjoy Joel Sorrell’s first outing, and the exclusive short story Do Not Resuscitate. When he opened his mouth to speak, fire flew from between his teeth. His clothes were burnt off him and he had the […]Read More Dust and Desire: OUT NOW!