Monday, 19 December 2011


Radgepacket Tales from the Inner Cities Volume Six; scheduled to be released 10th March 2012 from those lovely folk at Byker Books.

The blurb:

Our Sixth volume of short stories is just pure quality.

You’ll find real industrial strength fiction in here as the best ‘unsigned and unhinged’ British talent regale you with stories of bad people doing bad things...and good people doing bad things....and lots of people doing naughty things!

In another snapshot of today’s Britain you’ll find twenty two ‘shorts’ that will entertain and appal you in equal measure. So sit down, have a stiff drink...have another two...then turn the page.

Cracking stuff!


I was chuffed to hear from Chris Rhatigan that I’m the lucky winner of an early copy of Ian Ayris’ novel Abide With Me.

An early Christmas present that I’m really looking forward too. Cracking stuff! I’ll let you all know how the book treats me; pretty good I’m sure.

My thanks go to Chris and Ian.

Sunday, 18 December 2011


Brit Grit Too is out NOW!

The blurb: Edited by Paul D Brazill, Brit Grit Too collects 32 of Britain's best up and coming crime fiction writers to aid the charity Children 1st

The BRIT GRIT mob is coming to kick down your door with hobnailed boots. Kitchen-sink noir; petty-thief-louts; lives of quiet desperation; sharp, blood-stained slices of life; booze-sodden brawls from the bottom of the barrel and comedy that's as black as it's bitter--this is BRIT GRIT

Table of Contents:

1. Two Fingers Of Noir by Alan Griffiths
2. Looking For Jamie by Iain Rowan
3. Stones In Me Pocket by Nigel Bird
4. The Catch And The Fall by Luke Block
5. A Long Time Coming by Paul Grzegorzek
6. Loose Ends by Gary Dobb
7. Graduation Day by Malcolm Holt
8. Cry Baby by Victoria Watson
9. The Savage World Of Men by Richard Godwin
10. Hard Boiled Poem (a mystery) by Alan Savage
11. A Dirty Job by Sue Harding
12. Squaring The Circle by Nick Quantrill
13. The Best Days Of My Life by Steven Porter
14. Hanging Stan by Jason Michel
15. The Wrong Place To Die by Nick Triplow
16. Coffin Boy by Nick Mott
17. Meat Is Murder by Colin Graham
18. Adult Education by Graham Smith
19. A Public Service by Col Bury
20. Hero by Pete Sortwell
21. Snapshots by Paul D Brazill
22. Smoked by Luca Veste
23. Geraldine by Andy Rivers
24. A Minimum Of Reason by Nick Boldock
25. Dope On A Rope by Darren Sant
26. A Speck Of Dust by David Barber
27. Hard Times by Ian Ayris
28. Never Ending by Fiona Johnson
29. Faces by Frank Duffy
30. The Plebitarian by Danny Hogan
31. King Edward by Gerard Brennan
32. Brit Grit by Charlie Wade

I’m as proud as punch to be part of this project and what a line-up! My thanks go to the top-man, Paul D. Brazill and those wonderful folk at Trestle Press.

Sunday, 4 December 2011


Number seven in the cracking DRUNK ON THE MOON series has just been released. It’s been downloaded to my Kindle and will be my bedtime reading tonight.

My congratulations go to all those involved in this innovative series.

Saturday, 3 December 2011


I was interested to read on Matt Hilton’s blog that apart from the super Joe Hunter series of novels he has also been hard at work on other standalone projects. I shouldn’t be surprised by this news as Matt is a talented, hardworking and prolific author. He’s also a really nice bloke and tremendously supportive of other budding writers.

Read more about Matt’s eBook projects HERE and HERE for details of his new horror/thriller: DOMINION.

The blurb for DOMINION is terrific and after reading a couple of the Joe Hunter novels I know that this will be a fast paced page turner of a read; perfect format for the Kindle.

I’m wishing Matt every success with this venture and all his other writing projects.