Lanyard Person: Reading at Granite Noir

I’ve been busy lately, polishing up a TOP SECRET PROJECT, so this post about last month’s Granite Noir festival is a little late. Granite Noir is Aberdeen’s yearly crime writing festival, and in 2020 featured appearances from genre legends Ian Rankin, Stuart McBride, Ambrose Parry (pen name of Chris Brookmyre and Dr Marisa Haetzman), Denise … More Lanyard Person: Reading at Granite Noir

Granite Noir 2020

Granite Noir, Aberdeen’s crime writing festival, kicks off this weekend and I’m absolutely thrilled to be part of it as one the festival’s Locals in the Limelight. Among events featuring big name authors such as Ian Rankin, Denise Mina, Ambrose Parry, Ben Aaronovitch, and Aberdeen’s own Stuart McBride, I’ll be doing a couple of readings … More Granite Noir 2020

And the winner is…

Last week I launched a competition to give away four paperback copies of the latest Hardboiled anthology by Dead Guns Press, which happens to open with my short story Sherry Sherry. And… We have our winners! Congratulations to Richard, Ross, Fran, and Jamie, your copies of Hardboiled will be winging their way to you next … More And the winner is…

Sherry Sherry

Last year Dead Guns Press published their first Hardboiled anthology after a couple of years’ hiatus. My short story Sherry Sherry was included. (Yes, that is a Neil Diamond reference.) A twist on the old girl in the fridge trope, the somewhat unstable narrator goes on the rampage when she comes home to discover her … More Sherry Sherry

Read Pamphleteers in Typehouse Literary Magazine

You can now read my short story Pamphleteers in the new issue of Typehouse Literary Magazine! Budapest, 1957. Once-famous writer Jozsef Novak is part of a conspiracy to publish subversive pamphlets. However, his new romance with student Lazlow is threatening his resolve and the secret police are closing in. For fans of spies, romance, and … More Read Pamphleteers in Typehouse Literary Magazine

Read Hello! Housekeeping! in The Dark City Mystery Magazine

  You can now read my new short story Hello! Housekeeping! in The Dark City Crime & Mystery Magazine! College Man is a college drop out, cleaning rooms in a city hotel for spare change. It’s not too bad a job – he gets to work alone and management are all right. His coasting comes … More Read Hello! Housekeeping! in The Dark City Mystery Magazine