The fiver has a new face – Sir Winston Churchill. He’s certainly had his detractors in the past, but what a life! His ‘History of the Second World War’ is not only a staggering achievement but also very funny. Setting aside his governance of Britain and roles in two world wars for a moment (because [...]
See what they’ve done here, our friends across the Atlantic? They’ve dropped the words ‘Bryant & May’ from the cover but have hidden their initials in the stained glass window. It’s an elegant solution to the age-old problem; how do you keep refreshing a series? Every time a new volume comes out, the sales of [...]
It’s compo time! A simply delightful limited edition hardcover copy of ‘The Casebook of Bryant & May’ is now set to become even more collectable because it is set to be the first in an annual series, and will be signed, dated and numbered by me before being mailed out (UK only, I’m afraid, but [...]
A reader gets in touch to tell me there’s a mistake in an early Bryant & May novel – Chessington Zoo was shut by the time one of the books came out. Readers are usually tolerant enough to wave a certain amount of nonsense through the logic checkpoint but there’s a natural slippage in books [...]
This may be the first of an occasional series to show where characters come from.
My mad and melancholy white witch Maggie Armitage may be found in the pages of most Bryant & May novels, usually either helping to solve a crime or making matters worse, but as many of you know she’s based on a [...]
Well, that was fun. The Excel Centre, where I headed to sign books, appeared to have a number of conventions on. The Baby Show sat inappropriately beside girls dressed as Poison Ivy or The Little Mermaid. I’d only vaguely been aware of Cosplay, the art of dressing as your favourite comic character – some of [...]
Tomorrow I’ll be signing copies of ‘The Casebook of Bryant & May’ graphic novel with artist Keith Page at the Super London Comic Convention, one of only two zillion authors and artists attending the vast event at the Excel.
I thought this year would be a bumper year for me, with four books out (‘Invisible Ink’, [...]
It’s arrived – the stunningly illustrated guide to all things Bryant & May is finally here, and was well worth the wait. I haven’t been this excited since they cancelled my operation. Cult artist Keith Page and PS Publishing have done the old boys proud with beautiful full-colour glossy repro, and there’s an edition with [...]
Every now and again I’ll be dropping in a re-edited quote from one of the Bryant & May novels or something else I’ve written over the years. This isn’t as entirely arrogant as it first appears. I’ve written so much that I’ve forgotten a hell of a lot, and it will refresh my own mind [...]
I’m currently researching the next Bryant & May book by visiting the area around Bleeding Heart Year, and reading some new London books, but this month there has been a veritable avalanche with simply too many to cover or recommend here – some thirty volumes!
These are the ones I’m studying for ‘Bryant & May and [...]