Yearly Archives: 2015

Welcome to my Booky Spooky Dorky Blog!

Welcome to my BookySpookyDorkyBlog! This is where I will think aloud about all things wondrously dark, geeky and bookish.

New Blog Post: Dame Margaret Rutherford and the Sandtrooper

I have written the first post of the new blog and it contains Lego, Star Wars, a dog and effluvia. That is pretty much typical of how it will go,

Book Covers and Illustrations

The cover of Jonathan Dark or The Evidence of Ghosts was designed by Patrick Knowles. The novel is published by Orion in February 2016!

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The Beauty of Murder cover was designed by the fabulous Patrick Knowles

My macabre novelette, ‘A Potted History of the Heart’, was published in Scaremongrel by The Pigeonhole in December 2015. Illustrated by Estelle Morris.

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‘The Last Library’ was first published in Paraxis Volume 2 alongside stories by Emma Jane Unsworth, Nicholas Royle and others. It was reprinted in The Best British Short Stories 2012. Illustrated by Elou Carroll.

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‘The Ice Candle’ was published in Issue 4 of New Fairy Tales in November 2009. The illustration is by Samantha Davey.

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‘The Zoetrope’ was published in Issue 2 of New Fairy Tales in 2009. These gorgeous illustrations are by Nicki Dennett. . .

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Jonathan Dark release date

Jonathan Dark or The Evidence of Ghosts will be officially released ¬†on 26th February 2016 and I can’t wait. I spent most of today plotting exciting events throughout February. More

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Jonathan Dark or The Evidence of Ghosts

In a city of lost souls, the living and the dead are sometimes too close for comfort…

Maria King knows a secret London. Born blind, she knows the city by sound and touch and smell. But surgery has restored her sight – only for her to find she doesn’t want it.

Jonathan Dark sees the shadowy side of the city. A DI with the Metropolitan Police, he is haunted by his failure to save a woman from the hands of a stalker. Now it seems the killer has set his sights on Maria, and is leaving her messages in the most gruesome of ways.

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