A Story For Sunday: The Neon Boneyard

The Werewolf Detective. The Neon Boneyard Detective Ivan Walker was dead on his feet and no amount of coffee could help, even the strong, death-black stuff that he usually drank.  He switched off the espresso machine and took his cup over to the only table in the station canteen that was being used.  Roman DaltonContinue reading “A Story For Sunday: The Neon Boneyard”

Recommended Read: Hard Times by Les Edgerton

Les Edgerton’s Hard Times is a fantastic read. It takes place in Texas in the 1930s, during the Great Depression. It is primarily the story of Amelia Laxault, a bright farmgirl who, at the age of fourteen, is forced to marry Arnold Critchin, a violent drunk. Hard Times also tells the tale of Lucious Tremaine,Continue reading “Recommended Read: Hard Times by Les Edgerton”

Recommended Read: Hinton Hollow Death Trip by Will Carver

(THIS REVIEW FIRST APPEARED OVER AT CRIME FICTION LOVER) Emotionally battered and bruised by his most recent case, Detective Sergeant Pace leaves London behind, including his loving girlfriend and confidant Maeve, and returns to his rural hometown of Hinton Hollow – population 5,120 – in the hope of some sort of respite. But Evil follows himContinue reading “Recommended Read: Hinton Hollow Death Trip by Will Carver”

Recommended Read: Rival Sons by Aidan Thorn

In Rival Sons, Kyle Gordon returns to his home town to take care of his dying mother only to find the place in an even worse state than when he’d left it. And it’s all down to his younger brother Graham, a lone shark and drug dealer.  Aidan Thorn’s Rival Sons is a brutal andContinue reading “Recommended Read: Rival Sons by Aidan Thorn”

Supernatural Noir A Go Go!

Well, Supernatural Noir was published a couple of days ago on Halloween and it’s all happening! Graham Wynd kicks off #Noirvember with a look at Supernatural Noir and says: ‘I didn’t even know how much I missed Roman Dalton, his werewolf detective, until I started reading through the stories again. Netflix ought to swoop in andContinue reading “Supernatural Noir A Go Go!”

Guest Blog: Not Guilty! Alibi 2018, September 28th – 30th by Renato Bratkovič

Nothing surprises us anymore. Populism and fake news “prove” the world we knew will collapse any time. Migrants are not trying to escape heartless business models conceived by greedy arms dealers, they’re here to steal our jobs, rape our women and cut our heads off. Gay people lurk around every corner and threaten to infectContinue reading “Guest Blog: Not Guilty! Alibi 2018, September 28th – 30th by Renato Bratkovič”

No One Is Innocent at Retreats From Oblivion.

Noir Con‘s online journal –Retreats From Oblivion– have published a slice of my Brit Grit called No One Is Innocent. ‘Marjorie shuffled through the door to the snug and switched on the lights. She pressed a button and the dusty Wurlitzer jukebox burst to life. Jane Morgan belted out ‘The Day The Rains Came.’ InContinue reading “No One Is Innocent at Retreats From Oblivion.”

Recommended Read: Confessions Of An English Psychopath by Jack D McLean

Lawrence Odd is a psychopath with a long history of committing violent crimes and he is more than happy to be recruited as an assassin by the Cleansing Department – a particularly shady branch of the British Secret Service. All goes swimmingly until Lawrence discovers the Cleansing Department’s darkest secret. Jack D. McLean‘s  witty, quirkyContinue reading “Recommended Read: Confessions Of An English Psychopath by Jack D McLean”

Last Year’s Man is OUT NOW!

Buy the trade paperback from the Down & Out Bookstore and receive a FREE digital download of the book! Also available from the following retailers … Print: Amazon — Barnes & Noble — IndieBound eBook: Kindle — Nook — iTunes — Kobo — Play Synopsis … A troubled, ageing hit man leaves London and returns to his hometown in the north east of England hoping for peace. But the ghosts of his past returnContinue reading “Last Year’s Man is OUT NOW!”

Graham Wynd Reviews Last Year’s Man

And says: ‘From blood-soaked shenanigans to effortlessly clever banter, there’s everything you’d expect and more. The motif of the hitman haunted by his past gets a fresh angle as disgraced Tommy Bennett returns to Seatown, the northern coastal city where his past awaits him. A wild mix of musical and pop culture references come atContinue reading “Graham Wynd Reviews Last Year’s Man”

Recommended Read: Untethered by John Bowie

John, the protagonist of Untethered, is a man with a dark and secret past who is living a new life under witness protection.  As he sits alone in his flat, drinking and writing in his journal, John becomes embroiled in the search for a missing neighbour. John Bowie’s ’90s set Untethered is a violent andContinue reading “Recommended Read: Untethered by John Bowie”