Switchblade Magazine – The Line Up

SWITCHBLADE First Issue Lineup: Arriving in early March of 2017, and featuring a motley crew of noir fiction usual suspects, along with some new blood; here are the lucky thirteen. The eight short fiction authors, and five flash fiction authors who will appear in the very first cut of SWITCHBLADE: Tom Leins Liam Sweeny Patrick Bates TravisContinue reading “Switchblade Magazine – The Line Up”

Short, Sharp Interview: Howard Linskey

PDB: Congratulations on the deal with Penguin. How did that come about? HL: Thanks. I’d been working on a new book with some different characters and my agent, Phil Patterson at Marjacq, sent it out to publishers. One of the first to read it was Emad Akhtar at Penguin Random House and, luckily for me, he really liked it. They completed the deal duringContinue reading “Short, Sharp Interview: Howard Linskey”

Out Now! The Mammoth Book Of Best British Crime 11

Edited by the legendary MAXIM JAKUBOWSKI  and includes my Warsaw set noir yarn RED ESPERANTO. (If you enjoy that BTW, pick up A CASE OF NOIR to see what happens next!) This is my third time in a MAMMOTH BOOK OF BEST BRITISH CRIME so a big thanks to MAXIM! Here’s the blurb: ‘This superb annualContinue reading “Out Now! The Mammoth Book Of Best British Crime 11”

Red Esperanto in The Mammoth Book Of Best British Crime

I’m more than somewhat chuffed to announce that my Warsaw set noir story Red Esperanto (which was translated into Italian as Rosso Esperanto) has been chosen for inclusion next year’s Mammoth Book Of Best British Crime, number 11 in the series. This will be my third appearance in one of the Mammoth’s – Guns OfContinue reading “Red Esperanto in The Mammoth Book Of Best British Crime”

More Updates, News, Cobblers.

My yarn Who Killed Skippy? – which was in the first issue of Noir Nation and The Mammoth Book Of best British Crime 10 –  is over at Crime City Central, narrated by Gareth Stack. Have a dig in the archives, while you’re over there. The Big Thrill feature Guns Of Brixton as one ofContinue reading “More Updates, News, Cobblers.”

News, Updates etc

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 cityContinue reading “News, Updates etc”

The Mammoth Book Of Best British Crime 10 – The Full Line Up

A couple of years ago, I was more than somewhat chuffed to have a story- GUNS OF BRIXTON – in the eighth edition of Maxim Jakubowski‘s prestigious Mammoth Book Of Best British Crime. And I’m doubly chuffed that Maxim has accepted another yarn- WHO KILLED SKIPPY? – for inclusion in the 10th edition, along withContinue reading “The Mammoth Book Of Best British Crime 10 – The Full Line Up”

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 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.Continue reading “I’m in the 10th edition of The Mammoth Book Of Best British Crime”

The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime Volume 8 ed Maxim Jakubowski

Okay, I have a dog in this fight- I have a story here. But really and truly, there are some classic crime stories here. Favourites come from Colin Bateman, Roz Southey, Christopher Brookmyre, Sheila Quigley,Alllan Guthrie, Denise Mina, Declan Burke, Nick Quantrill, Nigel Bird, Gerard Brennan, Ray Banks, Zoe Sharp, Ian Rankin  and Adrian Magson. AndContinue reading “The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime Volume 8 ed Maxim Jakubowski”