Monday, 25 May 2009

My latest short story, MR CURLY TOP, over at TKnC...

I fancied writing something a little bit different to reflect my current mood. So I did!

Over at Thrillers, Killers N Chillers the stories have taken on a 'noir' twist. There are some absolute belters, too. Why not take a look? You won't be disappointed.

To check out my latest offering just click on the title of this post.


Thursday, 14 May 2009

Matt Hilton's 'Dead Men's Dust' book launch at Waterstones Carlisle

I've just got back from Carlisle where I surprised my good friend - Thrillers, Killers 'n' Chillers creator and co-editor - Matt Hilton, after I'd originally told him I couldn't make the 250 mile round trip for his book launch.

It was standing room only at Waterstones with over one hundred and fifty people gathered as Matt did a Q&A and read from Dead Men's Dust, the first of five crime thriller novels published by Hodder in the dynamic Joe Hunter series.

The Waterstones rep' said they'd never had as many attend, even for top sportsman! All 100 copies of Matt's first published novel were signed and sold, and more had to be ordered - and the book's not officially hitting the shelves until today when Matt travels to London. (Click the title of this post for Matt's full itinerary.)

It was a pleasure to share Matt's special night with him and his equally down-to-earth family and friends. My kinda people.

And I'm sure DMD is gonna be one helluva bestseller - it couldn't have happened to a nicer bloke. Good on yer, Matt.

Ps. It appears my maths isn't as good as my England (joke): other reports suggest there were well over 250 in attendance!

Friday, 8 May 2009

My Review of SWITCH by William Bayer at THE RAP SHEET's 'Forgotten Book Series'.

When the editor of popular crime fiction site THE RAP SHEET, Jeff Kingston Pierce, invited me to review a book of my choosing for his 'Friday's Forgotten Books' Series, two words popped into my head...
...'Yes,' closely followed by 'EEEK!'
The latter because, apart from writing the occasional 'comment' about books on various sites, I'd never really written an official book review.
Well, I have now!
Instantly I thought of the book which played a huge part in my obsession with the crime genre: Switch by William Bayer.
If you fancy a nosey of the review of Switch then click on the title above for the link and, as always, I'd be interested to hear what you think.

Thursday, 7 May 2009

My latest short story, THE OAK TREE, over at TKnC...

My latest short story entitled, THE OAK TREE, has been brewing for a long while and is extremely personal to me. I chose the first person point of view - a rarity for me - for immediacy and because it was so very close to home. It's more a mystery tale than my usual crime.

If you fancy checking it out then just click on the link to my short stories on the top right or the Thrillers, Killers N Chillers link from the website list, bottom right.

I do hope you enjoy it - let me know...