Short, Sharp Interview: Dominic Milne

PDB: What’s going on now? Right now is kind of mayhem. Just had the release of the Eddie Kane trilogy, so trying to push what feels like a million buttons at once. Fantastic stuff though – really exhilarating. ‘Act of Contrition’ is already beginning to turn some heads. This feels in some ways like the…

Recommended Read: British ’60s Cinema by Paul Thompson

Paul Thompson’s BRITISH 60s CINEMA website is a gem. Don’t take my word for it, the great Cathi Unsworth is a fan, too. Here’s  the SP: ‘This website will celebrate the vitalilty and variety of British cinema in the 1960s (whilst straying back into the 1950s and on into the 1970s, and sometimes just covering interesting…

Recommended Reads: Brighton Rock by Graham Greene / Weirdo by Cathi Unsworth

“Hale knew, before he had been in Brighton three hours, that they meant to murder him” From its brilliant opening line, Graham Greene’s Brighton Rock (1938) grabs you by the throat and almost strangles you with its intensity. The lives of fanatstically rich characters, such as big hearted Ida Arnold who is investigating Hale’s murder…

I’m at The Killing Times

The Killing Times is a great website that looks at crime fiction on TV. They’ve asked various writers, such as Cathi Unsworth, Eva Dolan, Sarah Hilary  and more, to talk about their favourite crime TV shows of 2014. I blab on a bit about FARGO.

What The Hell Is Brit Grit ?

  America may well be the  official home of pulp and noir but the United Kingdom, long  perceived as the land of tame Dame Agatha style cozies and stuck-up, Latin quoting police detectives, also has a grubby underbelly which has produced plenty of gritty crime writing. And there is a new wave of Brit Grit…

Short, Sharp Interview : Cathi Unsworth

PDB: Can you pitch your latest publication, “Weirdo”, in 25 words or less? CU: Teenage trauma in a Norfolk seaside resort. Female transgression, witchcraft and witch hunts, corrupt establishment and the power of friendship. PDB: Which books, films or television shows have floated your boat recently? CU: The novels “How I Killed Margaret Thatcher” by…