Murder, Mystery and Madness For Next Year
Next year I’ll have been in the writing business for 25 years. I know, thank you, I’ve worn well. To commemorate this dubious distinction, there will be a collection of strangeness from me featuring 25 new stories. At the moment the collection is entitled ‘The Horrors’ but if anyone can think of a dark/funny title I’ll be happy to go with another suggestion.
Also, there’ll be a new Bryant & May novel entitled ‘The Memory Of Blood’, which keeps the pace and tone of ‘Off The Rails’, which will be out in paperback. There will also be the supernatural thriller ‘Hell Train’, a period-set romp that unfolds like the movie Hammer never quite got around to making.
These projects are separate from two others – one so secret I am contract-tied not to mention it, the other a big dark thriller called ‘Dream World’ – and this will be the first time I go by a pseudonym. And I want to fit in my Bryant & May graphic novel with artist Keith Page, if we can find a buyer for it. All in all, a bit of a bumper year for readers who like this sort of thing, and a bit of a year-with-very-early-morning-starts for me.
The picture shows the graphic novel I did with artist John Bolton – a pleasurable experience for us, a bit over the heads of our target audience I fear…although having said that, copies seem to change hands for fairly high prices, doubtless due to John’s wonderful artwork.