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Film Review – Luce

Based on a play by JC Lee, Luce, directed by Julius Onah, may be a bit stagey, but strong central performances and a gripping narrative offset those aspects of the film. Luce (Kelvin Harrison Jr) is a black teenager, whose … Continue reading

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Phantom Audition – Initial Reviews

My new novel Phantom Audition is a nail-biting gothic mystery. It encompasses a wide variety of themes, including being in love with something that doesn’t exist, abuse of power, how artists can become narcissists who think that moral codes do … Continue reading

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Film Review – The Aeronauts

The Aeronauts tells the sort-of true story of meteorological pioneer James Glaisher (Eddie Redmayne), who ascended to 37,000 feet in an air balloon circa 1862, alongside his pilot Henry Coxwell. This was done to break the record held by the … Continue reading

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Film Review – Doctor Sleep

Did The Shining really need a sequel? Of course not. Stanley Kubrick’s revered 1980 adaptation of the Stephen King novel is a classic of horror cinema that stands shoulder to shoulder with the likes of The Exorcist. Yet after King … Continue reading

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Phantom Audition – Settings, Research, and Revisions

My new gothic mystery novel Phantom Audition is out now, and messing with the heads of readers to agreeable effect, judging by the plethora of five star rave reviews currently gracing sites like Goodreads and Amazon. I’m very pleased, as … Continue reading

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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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