The Best Of Brit Grit 2016

Well, 10 of the best, anyway. There were a few other Brit Grit gems I also read in 2016 that I really enjoyed. If I had to pick one book to personify The Best Of Brit Grit this year, it would probably be Marwick’s Reckoning by Gareth Spark. However, in no particular order, here areContinue reading “The Best Of Brit Grit 2016”

Recommended Read: Thin Ice by Quentin Bates

A small-time criminal and his sidekick decide to rob a big-shot drug dealer. But things quickly go pear-shaped when their getaway driver doesn’t turn up. After kidnapping a mother and daughter, things spiral even further out of control. Quentin Bates’ Thin Ice brilliantly blends a fast-moving crime caper worthy of Elmore Leonard with a perfectlyContinue reading “Recommended Read: Thin Ice by Quentin Bates”

Guest Blog: What’s Next In International Crime Fiction? by Quentin Bates.

Nordic is mainstream these days. It’s not that long since Nordic crime fiction was strictly a minority genre, at least in English. It’s not the same in Europe, where German publishers in particular have been rather more ready to translate obscure fiction from the chilly north. Until a few years ago a smallish band ofContinue reading “Guest Blog: What’s Next In International Crime Fiction? by Quentin Bates.”

Short, Sharp Interview: Quentin Bates

PDB: Can you pitch CHILLED TO THE BONE in 25 words or less? If you don’t want your wife to know you’re being blackmailed or find yourself embarrassingly dead, mind where you put it to start with… PDB: Which music, books, films or television shows have floated your boat recently? I’ve been reading books byContinue reading “Short, Sharp Interview: Quentin Bates”