Recommended Read : Canary by Duane Swierczynski

A teenage girl is arrested by the police and becomes an informant. Fast moving, smart, funny and touching, Canary is an action-packed joy. Here’s the blurb for Canary: ‘Every student needs a part-time job.Hers is hunting criminals. Sarie Holland is a good kid. An Honors student. She doesn’t even drink. So when a narcotics copContinue reading “Recommended Read : Canary by Duane Swierczynski”

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.”

Top Telly: Brit Grit On The Box

It was announced a while ago that Acorn Media, who are the main distributor of British TV programming to North American consumers, had acquired a 64% stake in Agatha Christie Limited. This means that those delicate folk across the pond will have hours of Miss Marple and Poirot to nibble on while they wait for BBC’s latest incarnation of Sherlock or the Inspector Morse prequel, Endeavour. In comparisonContinue reading “Top Telly: Brit Grit On The Box”

Short, Sharp Interview: LOU BOXER

Lou Boxer is the criminal matsermind behind NoirCon a bi-annual celebration of the life of David Goodis and all things NOIR!  Q1: How do you think David Goodis would have coped with the amount of social networking that a lot of writers do today? Not. He was a loner.  Social networking would have cramped hisContinue reading “Short, Sharp Interview: LOU BOXER”