Why Writing in a Genre You Hate Might One Day Pay Off

My wife reads a lot of thriller books. And I mean a lot. On our bookshelf, next to the likes of Stephen King, William Peter Blatty, Max Brooks and Jonathan Janz, are such authors as David Baldacci, Clive Cussler, and Chris Carter to name a few. I never cared for those authors, and as IContinue reading “Why Writing in a Genre You Hate Might One Day Pay Off”

BAD PEOPLE IS FREE!

Comparisons to Se7en, The Silence of the Lambs, Girl with a Dragon Tattoo and True Detectives have all been made. It’s seen praise and left readers wondering why it’s not on a bestseller list. But truly, BAD PEOPLE, the first book in the Tom Nolan series, was nothing more than an experiment. I don’t enjoyContinue reading “BAD PEOPLE IS FREE!”

Best of Book Lists 2020

All the best of books lists have been rolling in and it’s been amazing to see both Bad People and Labyrinth of the Dolls included in so many and among so my great writers. Here’s a couple of lists from Mother Horror (Sadie Hartmann) and J.A. Sullivan over at Kendall Reviews: http://sadiehartmann.blogspot.com/2021/01/best-horror-books-2020.html {Team KR} J.A.Continue reading “Best of Book Lists 2020”

Happy Birthday to me…

I gained a year overnight. I don’t feel any older. It’s not like I woke up and the lines around my eyes were more prominent. It’s not like my knees or back aches any less than they did yesterday. But I am, as my birth certificate contests, 48 years young. To mark the occasion todayContinue reading “Happy Birthday to me…”

The Unpredictable Labyrinth

“At its best, life is completely unpredictable.” You know who said that? Christopher Walken. Profound stuff, right? Well, let’s hold off plans just yet for a twenty-foot bronze statue in his name, because he also went on to say “One day you’re saving the rainforest, the next you’re chugging cock.” Hardly Aristotle. Nonetheless, Walken hadContinue reading “The Unpredictable Labyrinth”

Win a Free Signed Paperback ARC of LABYRINTH OF THE DOLLS – International Giveaway!

So it’s two weeks until the official release of Labyrinth of the Dolls, the sequel to Bad People. Already it’s getting some great reviews from advance reader copies on Goodreads saying things like it’s smart, scary, and fiction with flair. So to celebrate the release I’m giving away a rare paperback proof of the book,Continue reading “Win a Free Signed Paperback ARC of LABYRINTH OF THE DOLLS – International Giveaway!”

Interview: MENACING HEDGE magazine

Amanda Gowin, writer and fiction editor at the arts journal, Menacing Hedge, me recently about coping during lockdown, horror movies, books and BAD PEOPLE. I used to be fiction editor there back in the day so it was both warming and an honour to grace its corridors once again. Thanks to Amanda, Kelly and GioContinue reading “Interview: MENACING HEDGE magazine”

Interview and Review: Kendall Reviews

J.A. Sullivan over at Kendall Reviews interviewed me recently about Bad People and the sequel Labyrinth of the Dolls, so if you want to know more about what inspired me to write a horror crime novel, or anything about the new novel (no spoilers, promise), then go check it. {Book Review/Interview} (In the frenzy ofContinue reading “Interview and Review: Kendall Reviews”

SCREAM!

New issue of SCREAM magazine arrived! Seeing Sadie Hartmann’s very kind review of my book Bad People went straight to my head and caused a nose bleed! Beware, if you read the book, the same thing may happen to you. Due to COVID, this edition won’t be in the shops, but you can buy directContinue reading “SCREAM!”

Lolita Book Review

No one should read this book. For anyone to tender just one moment reading what is part memoir, part defence of a murderous pedophile, should really question their own morals. So why is Nabokov’s tale about Humbert Humbert, self professed pervert who seduces his wife’s twelve year old daughter, so enduring and revered? Simple. It’sContinue reading “Lolita Book Review”