Six Sentences: Gun Street Girl

I have another story up at Six Sentences, “Gun Street Girl” which the music savvy amongst you will know is a references to a Tom Waits song. Yes, another to add to the playlist Inspirations: Songs that Spawned Stories. It’s getting to be a long list despite all the videos that inevitably get pulled down…

Gresham’s Guide to Tarot

I seem to have neglected to update the blog with my post over at Punk Noir Magazine about William Lindsay ‘Nightmare Alley’ Gresham writing about Tarot. I realise now it was because I reblogged it not here but over at Graham Wynd‘s blog. I attended a talk on tarot in fantasy fiction and learned more…

Out Now! Coming Through in Waves

Out February 15th! Editor T. Fox Dunham and Gutter Press bring you this fabulous collection of crime stories inspired by the legendary band. Fox writes: In honor of my birthday (or what I like to call VOC Day-Victory over Cancer-Gutter Books is opening the preorder for Coming Through in Waves. E-Book version of Coming Through…

Pre-Order Coming Through in Waves

Out February 15th but up for preorder now! Editor T. Fox Dunham and Gutter Press bring you this fabulous collection of crime stories inspired by the legendary band. Fox writes: In honor of my birthday (or what I like to call VOC Day-Victory over Cancer-Gutter Books is opening the preorder for Coming Through in Waves….

Out Now: A Cut-Throat Business

Introducing the 3rd book in The Adventures Of Chastity Flame series from Fahrenheit Press: Find out more In A CUT-THROAT BUSINESS our hero Chastity Flame returns with all her usual joyful sexual abandon and top class, spy malarky – if you’ve read the first two books you’ll totally know what to expect, and if you haven’t slip…

Tiny Tales Podcast: Chastity Flame 3

Many thanks to Darren Sant at Tiny Tales podcast: as you may know he does short readings of all kinds of fiction and poetry. Now he’s got an exclusive preview of the forthcoming third Chastity Flame novel A Cut-Throat Business which will be out soon from Fahrenheit Press. Chapter one is rather dark, so be warned!…

Review: Nightmare Asylum & Other Deadly Delights – Sonia Kilvington

NIGHTMARE ASYLUM & OTHER DEADLY DELIGHTS Sonia Kilvington This collection of stories is shot through with a gothic ambience of darkness, disease and madness in the clinical sense. From its opening story death is always close by, reading to lay a cold hand on someone’s neck. The tales seldom wander far from the haunted corridors…

The Roots of Ripley @NoirBristol

Hop on over to Bristol Noir to read my latest musings on the mind behind Tom Ripley. I am working on a thing about Patricia Highsmith, with a little Burnt Orange Heresy in there as well. I was going to give a presentation at Captivating Criminality, but I think it will go to print instead. Possibly…

Monday Cornucopia of #Crime

Despite my dedicated devotion to idleness, I nevertheless manage to get some things done now and then (seldom what I am supposed to be getting done, of course). Today several spring into the ether at once and a few over the weekend. At Punk Noir Magazine — which you should be reading it every day!…

Out Soon: Man of the World – Paul D. Brazill

MAN OF THE WORLD Paul D.Brazill Out April 17 from All Due Respect Books but you can pre-order it now. It’s always good news to hear that Mr B has a new book out. I even got my grubby mitts on an advanced copy so read ’em and weep, folks — I already have! Read…