Thirteen ways to remember the dead. Thirteen histories of a loving husband. Betty Peppercorn is burning her husband Frank today. Well, she’s burning her property. The corpse she was left with as a reward for loving somebody for better or worse. Frank exists only in her thoughts, anymore. To her knowledge, Frank had no friends.Continue reading “OUT NOW! The Thirteen Lives of Frank Peppercorn”
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”
Jack is a nice, normal guy with a nice, normal family who records the events of his day to day life in a diary. Then tragedy strikes and Jack’s life spirals violently out of control. Robert Cowan’s For All Is Vanity is a gem. Heartbreaking, funny and violent, For All Is Vanity is a grippingContinue reading “Recommended Read: For All Is Vanity by Robert Cowan.”
Firstly, thanks to Paul for inviting me onto his blog to say a few words about my books. If he sees something in them I must be doing something right. I’d like to start off with a question. Actually not just any question, but the question, (No, not the 42 one). Why do we writersContinue reading “Guest Blog: Why Do We Do It? by Robert Cowan.”
Vincent is a smart but sadistic gangster and James is a Morrissey obsessed youth. Their paths cross when James forms a band. Robert Cowan’s Daydreams and Devils is a fantastic combination of gangster fiction and coming – of – age story. Fast paced, brutal, touching and very funny. I loved it.
PDB: What’s going on now? My first novel The Search for Ethan is out and getting encouraging reviews, especially in the UK. What’s it about? I thought you’d never ask. The Search for Ethan tells the story of Tommy Slater and Stevie McDaid. Though very different personalities, they find in each other something of whatContinue reading “Short, Sharp Interview: Robert Cowan”