Yearly Archives: 2016

Companions of the Week 1

I’m not saying I’m fickle but I change my desk friends every week. I usually have at least one figure, a book for inbetween times and a perfume to fit my writing/mood/menses.

How I Write. . .

  Last summer I wrote a story for The Pigeonhole‘s horror anthology, Scaremongrel, and was asked to write a blog post for their ‘How I Write’ series. I found, instead, that I wrote

Sunday Express Review

Great review in the Sunday Express yesterday for Jonathan Dark or The Evidence of Ghosts: “AK Benedict is snapping at the heels of Ben Aaronovitch as one of the new stars

Encounter with The Night Manager

Last Friday I went to a preview screening of The Night Manager starring Tom Hiddleston, Hugh Laurie, Olivia Coleman and Tom Hollander. Here is what I made of it. .

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Early review for ‘Jonathan Dark’

Reviews are beginning to appear for Jonathan Dark or The Evidence of Ghosts, including this lovely one from ‘When Benedict’s debut novel The Beauty of Murder was released in

The Night Manager

My Fridays are usually spent chasing words, confronting admin and wondering why it isn’t wine time yet, but last week I was the lucky plus one of blogger royale Crime Thriller Girl for

‘The Victorian Age’ Trailer

  The trailer for The Victorian Age has been released and I love it. Rowena Cooper makes the most mighty and glorious Queen Victoria and John Barrowman (check out the

Writing for Torchwood

In early summer last year, I received an email asking me to write a Big Finish Torchwood audio drama. After spiralling around the flat whooping, I gave this response: ‘YES, YES, YES,

Torchwood: The Victorian Age

I am immensely tickled and proud to have written the opening episode of Big Finish‘s audio drama Torchwood Series 2. Set in the last years of Queen Victoria’s reign, it involves Captain Jack,

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A Critical Reading of ‘The Last Library’

  My short story, ‘The Last Library’, first appeared in Paraxis magazine and then was selected for Best British Short Stories 2012 (Salt, 2012). I am now chuffed to see it finding its way

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