Guest Blog:Looking Forward with Excitement by Graham Smith

At the time of writing my annual crime writing masterclasses are just over a month away. For me it’s a time of great excitement. Not only do I get to see the friends I’ve made over the previous years’ courses, I also get to learn from some top notch authors. This year Crime and PublishmentContinue reading “Guest Blog:Looking Forward with Excitement by Graham Smith”

Guest Blog: Brit Grit – Killing and Community by Darren Sant

In November Near to the Knuckle turned 4. We celebrated by throwing an online party the only way we know how – lots of great fiction! In fact we had 13 stories over spread over 2 days. It meant a lot of hard work for Craig who posted, formatted and edited the stories. For myself theContinue reading “Guest Blog: Brit Grit – Killing and Community by Darren Sant”

Recommended Read: Skewered: And Other London Cruelties by Benedict J. Jones

In Skewered, the first story in this cracking collection, we are introduced to Charlie Bars who is fresh out of prison and unhappily working in his uncle’s kebab shop. When Charlie is given the chance to make some fast money he jumps at it but things quickly become, well,  skewered. Charlie Bars also appears inContinue reading “Recommended Read: Skewered: And Other London Cruelties by Benedict J. Jones”

Short, Sharp Interview: Torquil MacLeod down Brit Grit Alley

PDB: What’s going on now? My fourth Sweden-set crime ebook – Midnight in Malmö – is just out. (The series is about a blonde Swedish female detective.) It takes my mind off the pantomime that is Newcastle United. PDB: How did you research this book? Pounding the streets of Malmö looking for locations. Talk toContinue reading “Short, Sharp Interview: Torquil MacLeod down Brit Grit Alley”

Bits n Bobs: News, Updates etc

Bits n Bobs: The Drag Noir anthology – edited by K A Laity and published by Fox Spirit – is out now and over here you can find out what inspired my yarn ‘A Bit Of A Pickle’ … My new Brit Grit Alley column is live at Out Of the Gutter Online and includesContinue reading “Bits n Bobs: News, Updates etc”