CWA Daggers 2016

My story, Rosenlaui, from The Adventures of Moriarty: The Secret Life of Sherlock Holmes’s Nemesis (edited by Maxim Jakubowski) has made it on to the shortlist, released today, for the Crime Writers’ Association Dagger award for short fiction. The CWA judges say this of Rosenlaui: ‘An inventive and beautifully written new take on the encounter of […]

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CW up for a CWA Dagger

My story Rosenlaui has made it on to the shortlist for a prestigious Crime Writers’ Association Dagger award. I’m shocked and thrilled. The nominees were announced at CrimeFest this weekend. The awards ceremony will take place later in the year. If you’d like to read Rosenlaui, along with a bunch of many other fine tales by […]

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The Napoleon of Crime

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 […]

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My top-ten horror films #10

So having polished off the ‘mainstream’ movies, I might as well share with you my go-to films when I want to get my creep on… 10 – THE PEARL OF DEATH (1944) Is this a horror film? Probably not in the conventional sense. But it was for me when I first watched it, aged around […]

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