Hell Train

Imagine there was a supernatural chiller that Hammer Films never made. A grand epic produced at the Studio’s peak, which played like a cross between the Dracula and Frankenstein films and ‘Dr Terror’s House of Horrors’… Four passengers meet on a train journey through Eastern Europe during the First World War, and face a mystery […]

Bryant and May’s Mystery Tour

This is a digital only short story – available to download as an ebook. Early on an unseasonably warm Christmas Eve, Arthur Bryant of the Met’s Peculiar Crimes Unit is summoned by the Home Office to attend a crime scene. Later that morning, he meets his colleague John May at a bus stop near Marble […]

Bryant and May and the Memory of Blood

‘Madame Blavatsky?’ said May as they headed downstairs to the new tea shop that had just opened beneath the unit. ‘You’re the last of your species, you know that, don’t you? One day you’ll be in your own glass case in a museum. Label; the London Eccentric, Londinium Insolitum,shy, hardy, solitary worker, difficult to breed, […]

Bryant and May Off The Rails

Bryant stared down into the sodden streets. It was hard to detect any sign of spring on such a shabby day. At least the doxies and dealers had been swept out of the area as the fashionable bars moved in. Eventually the raucous beckoning of hookers would only be recalled by the few remaining long-term […]

Bryant and May On The Loose

The sleek metal cylinder was a little over a foot long, snub-nosed and topped with an inverted V of steel. It weighed about a kilogram, and the section with the fin pattern had been painted green. It hung in the air for a moment after being released, almost as if it had become weightless, then […]

Full Dark House

When a bomb devastates the office of London’s most unusual police unit and claims the life of its oldest detective, Arthur Bryant, his surviving partner John May searches for clues to the bomber’s identity. His search takes him back to the day the detectives first met as young men in 1940. In Blitz-ravaged London, a […]

Red Bride

A major chiller thriller with the intensity of Fatal Attraction and the supernatural elements of the works of Anne Rice. John Chapel, a theatrical and film publicist, never chased the beautiful women he met and worked with. But the day Ixora walked onto the set, Chapel was in love. Their whirlwind romance leads to marriage […]

City Jitters 1 & 2

The city consists of only car parks, nightclubs, taxis, bright pavements, laughing people, ringing telephones – but in its very ordinariness there lurks its greatest terror. This is a collection of urban horror stories. These are my earliest collections of short stories, now out of print. The first collection of dark urban short stories includes […]