PUBLICATION NEWS, UPDATES, SORTAKINDATHING.

Bits n bobs. My new BRIT GRIT ALLEY column is up at OUT OF THE GUTTER ONLINE.  This week I have a quick natter with that master of dark fiction, RICHARD GODWIN.  You can find out what he’s up to HERE. One of the things Richard mentions, is his forthcoming novelette from ATLANTIS eBooks, anContinue reading “PUBLICATION NEWS, UPDATES, SORTAKINDATHING.”

A History Of True Brit Grit On The Box at Sabotage Times

One of my favourite on-line reads is SABOTAGE TIMES, which is choc full of great articles about people, TV, film, sport,music, travel and life. And more. And I’m very pleased that they have published a piece from me about crime drama on British TV. So, pop over to SABOTAGE  TIMES to take a gander at A History Of TrueContinue reading “A History Of True Brit Grit On The Box at Sabotage Times”

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”

Recommended Read:ON TENDERNESS EXPRESS by Maxim Jakubowski

  When Maxim Jakubowski wrote THIS excellent piece for Mullholland Books’ website about the lack of good erotic thrillers these days, the only recent examples I could come up with  were books written by HIM!And this book is the one that first came to mind. I think that I bought Maxim Jakubowki’s  ON TENDERNESS EXPRESSContinue reading “Recommended Read:ON TENDERNESS EXPRESS by Maxim Jakubowski”

Guest Blog: Maxim Jakubowski – Courmayeur’s Noir in Fest Festival – Part Two

TWO DECADES OF NOIR IN FEST by Maxim Jakubowski     The Noir in Fest film and literary festival moved to the mountain ski resort of Courmayeur, in the Valle d’Aosta in December 1993. A small and wonderfully picturesque town at the foot of Mont Blanc, and just a few miles away from the MontContinue reading “Guest Blog: Maxim Jakubowski – Courmayeur’s Noir in Fest Festival – Part Two”

Guest Blog: Maxim Jakubowski – Courmayeur’s Noir in Fest Festival

Festivals in Europe are big business. Unlike conventions in the English-speaking world, European festivals are usually organised with the assistance of much in the way of subsidies, public and private funding, to the extent that the competition between cities and organisers is savage and that festivals almost take on a political nature. Versailles has anContinue reading “Guest Blog: Maxim Jakubowski – Courmayeur’s Noir in Fest Festival”