Category Archives: Crime

A Head for Business

Lang’s toenails bit into his soles. Lang hated silences, didn’t like eye contact, so Lang put an end to it. ‘You’re asking me to kill someone. You’re not buying a settee,’ he said. Darcy’s pencil tapped on the blotter. Lang … Continue reading

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Reading Chandler in the canteen

Can’t remember where I got this copy but it looks great. I first read Chandler at university (better to learn how to drink scotch and wear a hat than study chemistry anyway).His one liners are brilliant. A blonde, the kind … Continue reading

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Revenge Story – Bishop’s Move

Bishop’s Move I’d know that walk anywhere. Seven years had passed and I’d all but given up hope when Bishop tottered across the cobbles. I’d been searching for the Blues score, some bacon crisping under the grill, when that familiar … Continue reading

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My first novel ‘Blood has the Last Word’ for less than a dollar

My first novel ‘Blood has the Last Word’ is available on Amazon for less than a dollar, or about 77 pence this side of the water. It can be found here.

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Night Turns

I was short listed and came runner up with Ideastap for a story called Night Turns a little while back. I’m publishing it in full on my blog for the first time…. Night Turns The car stank of onion sweat … Continue reading

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Crime and Crockery at the Stoke Literary Festival

  Crime certainly does pay – at least for these three crime fiction writers (sorry, the hack in me couldn’t resist that). The latest event in this excellent first Stoke Literary Festival was a discussion and question and answer session between Mel … Continue reading

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Natural Causes and The Book of Souls – Book Review

                              If you’re a Scottish crime writer then it’s a given that newspapers will refer to you as ‘the next Ian Rankin’ or the ‘natural successor’ … Continue reading

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