I Carry On Blogging!

I have a guest blog over at the splendid Carry On Blogging! ‘It’s been said that the British like eccentrics and I think it’s certainly true that we have a predisposition towards the odd, the awkward – especially where our entertainers are concerned. Britain has had its share of slick matinée idols of course, butContinue reading “I Carry On Blogging!”

Guest blog: Dietrich Kalteis on writing Poughkeepsie Shuffle

First off, thanks again for inviting me to write a guest post about my new novel, Paul. Poughkeepsie Shuffle is the story of Jeff Nichols. He’s a former inmate of Toronto’s infamous Don Jail. After getting his release, Jeff tries to rekindle a relationship with his ex, Ann Ryan, wanting to make his way inContinue reading “Guest blog: Dietrich Kalteis on writing Poughkeepsie Shuffle”

Small Time Crimes’ Soundtrack at Toe Six Press

Well, I’ve certainly lifted plenty of story and book titles from songs over the years. Small Time Crimes, my new collection, has more than a few yarns with titles nicked from songs I like. Over at Toe Six Press, I talk about those songs. ‘Chelsea Girls I suspect most people would think that the titleContinue reading “Small Time Crimes’ Soundtrack at Toe Six Press”

Guest Blog: Dietrich Kalteis on creating Zero Avenue.

First of all, thank you Paul for inviting me to write about my upcoming novel.   Zero Avenue is a crime novel set to the cranking beat and amphetamine buzz of Vancouver’s early punk scene. The story follows Frankie del Rey who aspires to launch her music career and raise enough money to cut aContinue reading “Guest Blog: Dietrich Kalteis on creating Zero Avenue.”

Guest Blog: Three Hours Past Midnight by Tony Knighton

Paul has graciously invited me to post an essay about my latest work Three Hours Past Midnight, a novel from Crime Wave Press, set in my hometown, Philadelphia, Pa.  In the first few pages the narrator and his partner burglarize the home of a wealthy, jailed Philadelphia politician.  It features the un-named protagonist from anContinue reading “Guest Blog: Three Hours Past Midnight by Tony Knighton”

Guest Blog: Riding Shotgun and Other American Cruelties by Andy Rausch

I’ve been asked to write a guest piece about my new crime novella collection Riding Shotgun and Other American Cruelties. So here goes… The anthology contains three very different kinds of crime tales written with three very different writing styles. The genesis of the first story, Easy-Peezy, came from my considering penning a Western story.Continue reading “Guest Blog: Riding Shotgun and Other American Cruelties by Andy Rausch”

Guest Blog: Murder most foul with a bit of humour sometimes! by Pat McDonald

Now a full time novelist, currently writing within the crime fiction genre, I latterly worked as a Researcher, Project Manager and Programme Manager for the last seventeen years of my career within the police service. I decided to write fiction when I was fifteen, got caught up in this thing called the ‘real world’ thatContinue reading “Guest Blog: Murder most foul with a bit of humour sometimes! by Pat McDonald”

Guest Blog: Conflict by Chris Rhatigan

One Thing Every Reader Wants to See A manuscript arrives in the All Due Respect inbox. It sits there for some time. Might be a day, might be a week, might be an hour. At some point, usually in the morning with a thermos of coffee, I open the manuscript. There’s one thing I’m lookingContinue reading “Guest Blog: Conflict by Chris Rhatigan”

Guest Blog: What Goes On by Richard Godwin

Well well here we are again, at Paul’s gaff, I have been a busy boy, and that’s an understatement. WHAT’S NEW: I have my Noir sampler, Noir Candy out NOW with Down and Out Books, and for your personal delectation, here’s the pitch: Noir Candy is a genre shifting candy shop of noir, the hybridContinue reading “Guest Blog: What Goes On by Richard Godwin”

Guest Blog: Oh lordy! A personal recollection of being a Bowie fan as a teenager by Alan Savage.

It is late summer ’72 and I am sitting in a café in Marton, Middlesbrough. I was supposed to meet a friend there from school but he didn’t turn up. There is a jukebox mounted on the wall, one of those where the cards flip as you leaf through them and you can choose aContinue reading “Guest Blog: Oh lordy! A personal recollection of being a Bowie fan as a teenager by Alan Savage.”

Guest Blog: NOIR CITY, CONFESSIONS OF A HIT MAN AND MORE by Richard Godwin.

Publishing really is in a state of flux, with the rise and rise of Amazon and it still seems many publishers do not know what they are doing and behave with a lack of the kind of professionalism and regard for Artists that you would expect given the fact that without the author without the novelistContinue reading “Guest Blog: NOIR CITY, CONFESSIONS OF A HIT MAN AND MORE by Richard Godwin.”

London Fings At Tess Makovesky’s Gaff

Over at Tess Makovesky‘s blog, she has a regular spot where writers talk about their book’s setting. I’m over there this week talking about London: ‘In 1959, the great Lionel Bart turned Frank Norman’s London set play ‘Fings Ain’t Wot They Used T’be’ into a musical comedy about ‘low-life characters in the 1950s, including spivs,Continue reading “London Fings At Tess Makovesky’s Gaff”

Guest Blog: Supporting The Damned by Alan Savage

Amazing what you think is a break when you are young. Getting a support slot to The Damned was a big scoop in my mind. But I wasn’t in awe of them. After all, they had not at this point had a decent sized hit record. Support them we did: twice. This is an accountContinue reading “Guest Blog: Supporting The Damned by Alan Savage”