News, Updates etc

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Well, both of the  noir novelettes that I wrote for the Italian publisher Atlantis are now available from Amazon. In English and Italian.

You can get Red Esperanto and Death On A Hot Afternoon here.

I’ve recently finished a third story in the series. This is set in the Spanish city of Granada and should be published sometime in April.

The Mammoth Book Of Best British Crime 10 is NOW available for purchase.

The latest in Maxim Jakubowski’s anthology series includes stories from Neil Gaiman, Lee Child, Tony Black, Richard Godwin, Col Bury, Paul Johnstone, Nick Quantrill, Steve Mosby, Ian Ayris and me, amongst others. My story, Who Killed Skippy? was first published in issue one of Noir Nation.

The eighth edition of The Mammoth Book Of  Best British Crime also includes a yarn from me called Guns Of Brixton– which was first published in CrimeFactory.

Guns Of  Brixton has been developed into a novella and will be published in May by Byker Books as part of their Best Of British series. ‘A sweary Ealing Comedy.’

And sometime in March or early April, Pulp Metal Fiction will be publishing another novella, called The Gumshoe. ‘Dostoevsky meets Tony Hancock.’

And I’ve a few  more irons in the fire too. It’s all happening!

I’m in the 10th edition of The Mammoth Book Of Best British Crime

The 10th edition of  Maxim Jakubowski’s legendary The Mammoth Book Of Best British Crime is now available for pre-order. I was jammy enough to have a story – Guns Of Brixtonin the 8th edition, along with Ian Rankin, Denise Mina, Paul Johnston, Nigel Bird, Colin Bateman, Nick Quantrill and loads of other big names. And I’ve also shoe-horned a story- Who Killled Skippy? into this one!  Corker!

Anyroads, here’s the blurb:
42 fantastic stories from Britain’s best crime writers. A superb  collection of the year’s most outstanding short crime fiction published in the  UK.
Jakubowski has succeeded, as ever, in showcasing the impressive breadth of  crime writing, from cosy tales of detection to noir mayhem and psychological  suspense and terror. There are puzzles to solve, nagging questions about the  nature of the society in which we live, but, above all, there is an abundance of  first-class entertainment. Last year saw a sixth Crime Writers Association Dagger  award for the series – shared between Margaret Murphy and Cath Staincliffe – and  an Edgar award for Peter Turnbull. All three award-winning stories are included  in this volume.Lee Child makes his debut and there is a first story from Neil  Gaiman, too, in Sherlockian rather than fantastical mode.
Return offenders  include Ann Cleeves, Phil Lovesey and Ruth Rendell, among many other familiar  names. There are a number of newcomers to the series, too, including Nina Allan,  Joel Lane and Lisa Tuttle.’
Plus Richard Godwin, Col Bury, Nick Quantrill and many, many more …