Bang to Rights

footballsIt’s all happening at the moment. Yesterday a new interview, today a brand new story – and it’s in a brand new magazine!

Paul D Brazill has set up Punk Noir partly to help fill the gap left by the demise of the brilliant and much-missed Pulp Metal Magazine, and he’s busy stuffing it with news, reviews, articles and fiction, all on the theme of noir. And I’m lucky enough to have a story up there in the first few days.

‘Bang to Rights’ is a taut little tale about an ex-soldier down on her luck, who’s helping out some young animal liberationists in her spare time – and regretting it. When the inappropriately-named Merry pours scorn on her for not being ‘one of us’, Jacks decides to get revenge. But it may not be in the way you expect…

You can read the story here – and don’t forget to take the time for a good poke round the magazine. There’s already some terrific stuff available there.


Vital Crime Fiction

Just swooping in to announce that I have an interview up at fellow crime writer Matt Phillips’ blog today.

He asked some decidedly soul-searching, even hair-hurting, but fun questions which really made me think. So to find out more about my grandma’s secret stash of crime fiction, or why I write so many revenge stories – or just to learn more about my soon-to-be-published noir novel ‘Gravy Train’ – head to Matt’s blog now. I hope you enjoy the read.


ps if you like what you hear about ‘Gravy Train’, don’t forget it’s currently available for pre-order and will be on sale 30th November…