Recommended Read: My Kind Of Justice by Col Bury

Jack Striker is former teenage hoodlum turned cop who is called in to investigate a murder, which he eventually considers to be the work of a vigilante killer. Col Bury’s My Kind Of Justice is a fantastic blend of social realism and gripping thriller action. There are some great characters – Bardsley is a favourite,Continue reading “Recommended Read: My Kind Of Justice by Col Bury”

Short, Sharp Interview: Col Bury

PDB: What’s going on now? CB: At long last, my debut crime novel MY KIND OF JUSTICE has just been released by Caffeine Nights Publishing. So it’s signings, interviews (at all the best blogs!) and then back to the sequel, plus a few other bit ‘n’ bobs I’m working on. PDB: How did you researchContinue reading “Short, Sharp Interview: Col Bury”

A Story For Sunday: The Writing On The Wall by Col Bury

‘Sarah Brinkley was too timid for the Job and soon realised it wasn’t for her.  To be honest, deep down she had known all along.  She’d learned quickly that working Moss Side and Longsight certainly wasn’t for the faint-hearted.  Anyway, they’d frozen her pay, and upped the retirement age and her pension contributions, so thereContinue reading “A Story For Sunday: The Writing On The Wall by Col Bury”


By now people will know that, after years of trying, I’ve finally bagged a deal for my debut novel, MY KIND OF JUSTICE. It’s been a bumpy old journey, one where I often thought I’d missed the bus. Obviously, it’s clear I certainly haven’t ‘arrived’ yet. I’ve just got on the bus, that’s all, andContinue reading “Guest Blog: SEEKING THAT VALIDATION OF A ‘YES’: THE ROAD TO PUBLICATION… by COL BURY”

Recommended Reads. June 2013

Richard Godwin – One Lost Summer Richard Godwin’s masterful One Lost Summer is a sweltering, intense noir set amongst London’s rich and powerful.  A claustrophobic, psychological study of obsession and loss, voyeurism and sex, with echoes of Simenon, Highsmith and Hitchcock. Col Bury – The Cops Of Manchester Another hard-hitting and realistic collection of flashContinue reading “Recommended Reads. June 2013”

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 GritContinue reading “What The Hell Is Brit Grit ?”


PDB: Can you pitch your latest publication/ project in 25 words or less? CB: eBook, Manchester 6, contains six gritty crime stories (plus ‘bonus material’), and oozes dark wit, with more twists and turns than a snake on speed.    PDB: Which books, films or television shows have floated your boat recently?  CB: My free timeContinue reading “SHORT, SHARP INTERVIEW: COL BURY”