I’m in the Hartlepool Mail

I was very pleased to find out that my home town’s newspaper, The Hartlepool Mail, had a feature on me this week. The main focus is A Case Of Noir, of course, but there was also some stuff about my family etc. Thanks to journalist  Tracy Walker for the article and to my brother BrianContinue reading “I’m in the Hartlepool Mail”

True Brit Grit Guest Blog: It’s a Case of Having Good Genes! By Graham Smith

  As a massive fan of crime fiction books and short stories it may be expected that I would watch loads of detective fiction on the electric fishtank. As it happens I very rarely watch crime dramas, murder mysteries or cop shows. Instead I prefer to read the stories and let my own imagination wanderContinue reading “True Brit Grit Guest Blog: It’s a Case of Having Good Genes! By Graham Smith”


Hartlepool Headland is haunted. Everyone knows that. My brother Brian even discussed the matter on television after experiencing a haunting in…a pub. Ahem. The pub in question is The Cosmopolitan Hotel and it is now part of a Ghost Tour. The tour’s official website talks about the tunnel beneath the pub: ‘The Tunnel area has nowContinue reading “My Town Monday -Hartlepool – THE HAUNTED ANCIENT HEADLAND”