So, what’s going on?
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!
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 Brixton –in 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 …