A Bunch Of Stocking Fillers …

Stuff these Christmas crackers in your Christmas stocking, if you’re that way inclined … 13 SHOTS OF NOIR GUNS OF BRIXTON COLD LONDON BLUES KILL ME QUICK TOO MANY CROOKS A CASE OF NOIR BIG CITY BLUES SMALL TIME CRIMES SUPERNATURAL NOIR THE LAST LAUGH LAST YEAR’S MAN

Punk Noir Magazine

Punk Noir Magazine – hovering in the shadows of the late lamented Pulp Metal Magazine – is a non-profit, non-paying, online arts and entrainment magazine that views the world at its most askew. We’ll be looking at films, music, television and more. There’ll be interviews, reviews, news, poetry, fiction, micro fiction, and flash fiction.  And some other stuff…

Brit Grit on the Laikonik Express

Brit Grit on the Laikonik Express – na Wielorzeczu po angielsku. On Saturday 22 September, I’ll be taking part in the Festiwalu Literatury Wielorzecze  in the town of  Elbląg here in Poland. I’ll be chatting with Nick Sweeney and  Arco Van Ieperen.   Radek Obuchowski will translate. Here’s some more information about the gig, in Polish: Po raz pierwszy w historii Festiwalu…

I’m Interviewed at My Book Place

‘Do you have any unusual writing habits? I write as and when I can, in an ad hoc and slapdash manner. It’s a pretty good reflection of how I live my life, really. What authors, or books have influenced you? Damon Runyon because he created his own world. Allan Guthrie because he showed a darkly…

Here Comes Fahrenheit 13!

As of February 2018, Number Thirteen Press has joined with Fahrenheit Press to form a new imprint: Fahrenheit 13 Fahrenheit Press’ Chris McVeigh dishes the dirt here: ‘We’re delighted to announce that Number Thirteen Press has officially become part of the Fahrenheit family.  We’re massively chuffed that as part of the deal, Number Thirteen head honcho…

Meet Last Year’s Man Next Year!

I’m more than somewhat chuffed that ALL DUE RESPECT will be publishing my novella LAST YEAR’S MAN in June 2018. I’ll tell you more about that anon but for now you can take a gander at ALL DUE RESPECT’s current publishing schedule. Outlaws by Matt Phillips (Dec. 15 2017) Street Whispers by Liam Sweeny (Feb. 2018)…

Shhh … You Know Who’s in The Secret Library …

Richard Fernandez was kind enough to invite me over to his CAFE THINKING blog to talk about the contents of my SECRET LIBRARY.  Though I guess it’s not so secret anymore. Wilson, Friedman and Higson aren’t sand dancers, by the way. Find out who they are, here.

Out Now! Just Like That by Les Edgerton

New from Down & Out Books Purchase links … Buy from the Down & Out Bookstore or from the following retailers … Print: Amazon — Barnes & Noble eBook: Kindle — Nook — iTunes — Kobo Synopsis … Jake and his pal Bud’s journey begins six months after he is released on parole and is occasioned when his girlfriend Donna dumps him and aborts their child. After a suicide attempt where…

Coming Soon: Manchester Vice by Jack Strange

Bio: The mysterious Jack Strange hails from the town of Huddersfield, in West Yorkshire , England. He’s a man with a checkered past, having worked in a morgue, been a labourer, and a salesman. He’s dug holes… professionally (to what end, he refuses to say – sales? corpses? possibly both?),  even more terrifying – he’s a former…

I’m Going Underground at Crime Fiction Lover

Over at the splendid CRIME FICTION LOVER website, I contribute to their NEW TALENT NOVEMBER  celebration with a little column about underground crime fiction writers. Of course, there are so many top writers around at the moment that I couldn’t mention all of them. But you can check out those I did mention here.

Failing Better: Brit Grit Comedy

“Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot. To truly laugh, you must be able to take your pain, and play with it!” – Charlie Chaplin “Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.’” – Samuel Becket. As Chaplin showed, there has always been a dark aspect to…

#FRIDAY FLASH: Thicker Than Blood

TODAY ‘The thing is, Bren,’ says Craig Hornby, kissing his bloody knuckles, ‘you’ve just got to face facts sometime. You might be a nicer bloke than your Tony. Well, in fact, you are nicer. Much nicer. But your kid is more likeable. It’s just one of those things. And that’s why he always ends up…

Cheap Paperbacks With FREE Worldwide Delivery

The best thing about The Book Depository  for many of us is that you can get paperback books at discount prices and with FREE delivery worldwide. And a few of mine are cheap there at the moment, if you’re that way inclined.. Guns Of Brixton is £5.68/  $7.50 Cold London Blues is £5.75/ $7.59  Kill…