Bryant and May

The Cryptic Christmas Crossword Answers (With Explanations)

    Across 1 Strange Tide 4 Seventy Seven Clocks 5 Off the Rails 7 The Memory of Blood 10 The Invisible Code 12 Ten Second Staircase 13 The Lonely Hour 14 Wild Chamber 15 Londons Glory Down 2 The Victoria Vanishes 3 White Corridor 5 On the Loose 6 The Bleeding Heart 8 The […]

The Bryant & May Cryptic Christmas Crossword

A word from Snowy and me: Time can hang heavy between forcing that last sprout down your neck and the start of the big film. Here is a little diversion to tickle up those remaining brain-cells not completely drowned in gravy. Those who don’t usually feel they can tackle a cryptic crossword should have no […]

Paperback Incoming!

Writers who don’t listen to readers are idiots. My delightful editor for the Bryant & May novels is concerned about what readers like, and concentrates of making the covers particularly gorgeous. There’s a hint of modernisation going on in my Bryant & May paperbacks at the moment, with the cleaned-up non-retro typeface – and although […]

How The Bryant & May Series Works – Part 3: Where To Next?

(This is the last part of a 3-part article) )Having reached the end of a second arc – that’s two arcs of six books apiece – I once again felt I had peaked. I was especially pleased with ‘The Burning Man’ because it matched the mood of my city. I had got caught up in […]

How The Bryant & May Series Works – Part 2: Going The Distance

(Continued from yesterday) If I’d felt the series was going to run out of steam (the publisher’s nightmare, that an author invested in fails to deliver with consistency) I needn’t have worried. By pegging the characters to a more recognisable world I could lightly reflect current events and always have something new to write about. […]

How The Bryant & May Series Works – 1: What Am I Up To?

I’m up to Book 18, if you must know. Seriously, it crossed my mind the other day, what am I up to with these characters? Writers are meant to have a plan, but I started out with a crime novel set in World War II, inside a venerable theatre. I had already created (I say […]

Have Your Say On Bryant & May No.19

Much to my surprise, the Bryant & May books are only up to their sixteenth volume. The hardback graphic novel isn’t part of the canon, and at any given time I’m two years ahead of you lot, so I sometimes lose my place. With the seventeenth volume currently going through the editing process and a […]

Bryant & May: Heading Into Trouble

It’s about time we had an update. So, Bryant & May Vol 16, ‘Hall of Mirrors’, is still in hardback, and the first LK Fox novel, ‘Little Boy Found’, is still an e-book. I’ve just finished touring the hardback of ‘The Book of Forgotten Authors’ and will shortly be working on the paperback release. As […]

If You Remember The Sixties, You Weren’t There

  So here’s the final cover artwork for the upcoming sixties-set Bryant & May mystery, entitled ‘Hall of Mirrors’, to be published on March 22 2018. The US is running a little behind UK, but I’m pleased to say that they’ll now sport similar covers. Hopefully we’ll get a full set of matching covers one day; […]

Bryant & May On Haitus

There may be a disruption in your normal service; I’ve suddenly developed severe PVD which has effectively blinded me in one eye. I’m hoping the effects are temporary because it’s a total drag on my writing speed. It seems that whatever else I wrote, I would always come back to my elderly detectives Bryant & […]