Monthly Archives: October 2019

Phantom Audition – Inspirations and Influences

My new gothic nail-biter Phantom Audition is out now, and so far readers are leaving rave reviews, which is all very pleasing. The final novel in my “Spooky Quintet”, Phantom Audition is about a widowed actress investigating her late husband’s … Continue reading

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Two great new reviews for The Irresistible Summons

Much of my recent focus has been on my latest novel Phantom Audition. However, I have had two extremely encouraging reviews for my previous novel The Irresistible Summons which I’d like to share here. The first is from a fellow … Continue reading

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A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon

Aardman’s A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon is an absolutely hilarious slapstick animation. Based on the superb Shaun the Sheep TV series (itself a spin-off of Wallace and Gromit short A Close Shave), this sequel to the 2015 Shaun the … Continue reading

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Phantom Audition out today!

It’s here! My new gothic mystery novel Phantom Audition is officially released today! I’m very pleased with this one, to be honest with you. Of all the novels in my “Spooky Quintet”, this one has a very special place in … Continue reading

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Phantom Audition is out tomorrow

My new novel Phantom Audition is out tomorrow! Paperbacks are already available, but Kindle versions can be pre-ordered here. A gripping, gothic nail-biter, Phantom Audition oozes with mystery and suspense, and has already had some terrific reviews. If you enjoyed … Continue reading

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Film Review – The Irishman

Here’s a blast of pure hyperbole: Martin Scorsese’s latest film The Irishman is a triumphant return to the territory he made famous, and one of the best films he has ever made. Based on Charles Brandt’s book I Heard You … Continue reading

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Phantom Audition is out this week

My new novel Phantom Audition is officially released this Saturday! Needless to say, I am rather excited. Also, this week, my publisher, Dragon Soul Press, have organised an online launch party for Phantom Audition on Facebook, on Saturday at 6:30pm … Continue reading

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First Love: Papercut continues to get rave reviews

Last February, I had a short story published as part of Dragon Soul Press’s First Love romantic fantasy anthology. This was my second published short story, as I usually stick to novels. What’s more I don’t usually write romance (here’s … Continue reading

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Film Review – Joker

Todd Phillips’s Joker film arrives amid a flurry of mild controversy. At least, mild compared with the great cinematic controversies of yesteryear (this is hardly The Passion of the Christ or A Clockwork Orange). Yes, there has been some concern, … Continue reading

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All Dark Places: One Year On

Last October, I had a short story published as part of Dragon Soul Press’s All Dark Places horror anthology. My contribution, Once in a Lifetime, is a spine-tingling tale of existential dread. It concerns a man who wakes up in … Continue reading

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