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 Dad.info: ‘When Benedict’s debut novel The Beauty of Murder was released in

‘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

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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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,

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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A Potted History of the Heart

My novelette, ‘A Potted History of the Heart’, is out today! Brilliant Pigeonhole editor Anna Jean asked for a horror story that could be of any kind but must include

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Newcastle Noir 2016

Newcastle Noir is back in 2016 and I will be there! Yes, the North East literary festival celebrating the best in crime fiction has another great line-up this year (including me!).

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