Coming Soon: Weird Noir

Yes, now it can be told! Coming very soon (as in, we’re rushing as fast as we can) from Fox Spirit Books is this fabulous new collection WEIRD NOIR! Dig that awesome cover art from the amazingly talented S. L. Johnson (AKA the Queen of Everything). It’s been tough sorting through the story submissions; some…

Tuesday’s Overlooked A/V: The Hitch-Hiker

Ida Lupino’s film noir debut, available free thanks to the Open Culture site. If you don’t know about them — well, there goes your productivity for the day. Books, audio and films galore. The RADA-trained English daughter of a stage comedian became best known for her increasingly dark films, no less than when she turned…

Keeping Abreast of the Fabulous

All right, even I am having difficulty at times keeping up with all the news, so if I repeat something here, it just means you’re paying attention, well done, here’s a cookie! Soon I have to leave the glories of Alba for the um, gories? of Albany. Alas. Which means I have to figure out…

Tuesday’s Overlooked A/V: 22 Bullets

In the crime zone lately (I have so much to catch up on!) although last night we watched Resident Evil: Afterlife which might as well be called Resident Evil: We Don’t Even Bother with Narrative, as they just string along a bunch of things that happen and shoot a lot of zombies and edit poorly…

Tuesday’s Overlooked A/V: London Boulevard

You know I’m a sucker for Ken Bruen, so why has it taken so long to catch up with this 2010 neo-noir film? Not spectacularly successful, I’m not even sure it made it to American shores, my home at the time. I can see why it did not make a splash; people who were impressed…

Six Sentence Sunday: The Claddagh Icon

  My six today comes from The Claddagh Icon, which has been released in English and Italian by Atlantis Books/Lite Editions. You can buy them on Amazon UK (so far) and at the Atlantis site. It’s part of their series of global noir, each one highlighting a different city around the world. The Amazon US…

Out Now: The Claddagh Icon

  I’m happy to announce that my noir tale The Claddagh Icon has been released in English and Italian by Atlantis Books/Lite Editions. You can buy them on Amazon UK (so far) and at the Atlantis site. It’s part of their series of global noir, each one highlighting a different city around the world. UPDATE:…

Six Sentence Sunday: White Rabbit

Hey, it’s been a few weeks since I did a Six Sentence Sunday. So while I’m away at Harrogate, here’s a six for you from my current WIP, White Rabbit. From early on in the story where the narrator James Draygo, disgraced detective currently working a psychic scam, talks with his would-be client, brash trophy…

Madness (i.e. business as usual)

I’m off to Harrogate in the morning; not sure if I will have time to post while I’m there. But as I have a long train ride ahead of me, I do have time to read! Hurrah, the only difficulty will be choosing amongst the many things loaded onto the shiny toy. And not missing…

TOA/V: Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid

Tuesday’s Overlook Audio/Visuals: Over at A Knife & A Quill I take a look at Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid. Be sure to drop by Todd’s for the round up of overlooked A/V.