Short, Sharp Interview: Nick Quantrill

PDB: What the hell is The Crooked Beat? On the one hand, it’s my latest Joe Geraghty novel. Geraghty is now a former Private Investigator looking for a new purpose, but when his brother finds himself mixed up with a missing consignment of smuggled cigarettes, it’s time to get back to work. “The Crooked Beat”Continue reading “Short, Sharp Interview: Nick Quantrill”

Short, Sharp Interview: Ruth Jacobs.

PDB: What can you tell us about your latest publication? I was just about to begin there with Soul Destruction: Unforgivable, my novel released a couple of months ago, but actually the latest is a short story called Life and it’s free right now from Caffeine Nights It’s about a father in his forties,Continue reading “Short, Sharp Interview: Ruth Jacobs.”

Short, Sharp Interview: Charlie Wade

PDB: Can give us the SP on Seven Daze? Seven Daze is about a failed first time contract killer, Jim, who gets lumbered with a ten grand debt and only one week to pay. Not having any cash himself, he decides the banking community should do the decent thing and bail him out. PDB: HowContinue reading “Short, Sharp Interview: Charlie Wade”

Out Now! Soul Destruction: Unforgivable by Ruth Jacobs

Soul Destruction: Unforgivable by Ruth Jacobs is released 29 April 2013. Available worldwide from all major online retailers in paperback and e-book. Pre-orders are available direct from Caffeine Nights.  Soul Destruction: Unforgivable Enter the bleak existence of a call girl haunted by the atrocities of her childhood. In the spring of 1997, Shelley Hansard is a drugContinue reading “Out Now! Soul Destruction: Unforgivable by Ruth Jacobs”

Recommended Read: Frank’s Wild Years by Nick Triplow

At the start of Frank’s Wild Years, Frank Neaves’ wild years are actually buried  deeply in the dim and distant past, and he’s more than content to spend his days propping up the bar of his South London local and viewing life through an alcoholic haze. But then Carl, the landlord of the pub, goes missing and Frank is cajoled by the pub’sContinue reading “Recommended Read: Frank’s Wild Years by Nick Triplow”


In American fiction, the lines of genre are regularly blurred so that characters in the writings of ‘dirty realists’ like Nelson Algren, Harry Crews, John Fante and Charles Bukowski can comfortably inhabit the same world as those of crime fiction writers such as James M Cain, Elmore Leonard and Charles Wilford.  This, of course, is a veryContinue reading “Recommended Read: ABIDE WITH ME BY IAN AYRIS”

Short Sharp Interview: Nick Triplow

PDB: Can you pitch your latest publication/project in 25 words or less? Frank’s Wild Years is a story of betrayal and last chances at the fading edges of the south London underworld.PDB: Which books, films or television shows have floated your boat recently? Book: Eoin McNamee’s Orchid Blue. McNamee brings an immediacy and a uniqueContinue reading “Short Sharp Interview: Nick Triplow”

Nick Quantrill – Broken Dreams. The North Will Rise Again.

This is a cracking book. It’s the story of a man- Joe Geraghty- and a city – Hull- that have taken many a good kicking and are trying to get back on their feet. Realistic and romantic – in a Strummer way – it takes you by the lapels and drags you along from theContinue reading “Nick Quantrill – Broken Dreams. The North Will Rise Again.”