Category Archives: Books

Uncle Flynn Revisited – Locations and Local History

Over the next few months, I’m highlighting some of my earlier novels. This month, continuing my series on treasure hunt adventure Uncle Flynn, here are some details about the locations and local history that informed the text. The novel was … Continue reading

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Uncle Flynn Revisited – An Introduction

I’ve decided to revisit some of my earlier novels in a series of articles this year, with a monthly spotlight on some of these works. To begin with, for the month of February, I’m putting the spotlight on Uncle Flynn. … Continue reading

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My take on The Secret Commonwealth

I recently read Philip Pullman’s second novel in his second trilogy in the His Dark Materials universe, The Book of Dust. This volume is entitled The Secret Commonwealth. You can read my take on the first book in this trilogy, … Continue reading

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Phantom Audition: Recent Interviews

I’ve recently been interviewed on a number of blogs, mainly to promote my latest gothic mystery novel Phantom Audition, but also to discuss my writing in general. Here are some of those interviews. The Dark Phantom What do you love … Continue reading

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Seven Posts, Seven Years of Simon Dillon Books

This month I celebrate seven years of writing on this blog. Actually my first post was technically on the 30th of December 2012, but that was just a piddling little thing announcing I would be on this blog from now … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! After an exceptionally busy 2019, I plan to take things a little easier this year. I very much doubt I will release any new material (either through publishers, or self-publishing) but whilst that might sound disappointing, it’s … Continue reading

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2019 In Review

2019 has been an extremely busy year for me, and I am very pleased to have released a number of novels and shorter pieces. Novels Two more of my gothic mystery horror thrillers were released: The Irresistible Summons, which erred … Continue reading

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Phantom Audition: Summary of Articles

Here’s a one-stop-shop with links to all you need to know about my latest gothic mystery thriller, Phantom Audition. Here’s the blurb from the back of the book: He buried himself in a part, but never returned. Now she wants … Continue reading

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Film Review – Knives Out

Knives Out is an exceptionally well-crafted old school murder mystery from writer/director Rian Johnson, recalling various Agatha Christie greats, and related twisty-turny films such as Sleuth. If like me you are a connoisseur of the genre, you will find much … Continue reading

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Christmas Presents: The One-Offs

Looking for the perfect Christmas present for that difficult relative? Why not give them a book this year? To be more specific, why not give them one of my books? In this, the final of three articles, here’s a look … Continue reading

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