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In Which Your Host Abjectly Fails To Score In Historical London Quiz

I don’t think it’s giving too much away to point out that I utterly failed to win the quiz section of the Londonist Out Loud podcast, but in my defence I was up against the excellent Fiona Rule, a London historian, and I had decided to take an innovative approach i.e. guessing wildly. As for […]

Four For Fear

To Hull and back – this urban-centric writer was daring to venture out of Fowler Towers to head North, but sadly I can’t be in Hull due to an unavoidable and unforeseen schedule clash which will find me heading overseas next week. However, I’ll still be at the Humber Mouth Festival in spirit, as the […]

A Cat Among The Pigeons

Don’t mess with teenaged girls, I say. It’s been a salutary experience. Who knew there were quite so many fans of the actress Kristen Stewart, or that they would be ready to scream ‘Hater!’ without having seen ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’, the film under discussion? Who knew I’d get more posts for one lukewarm […]

Locked Rooms

On Monday 21st at 4:00pm on Radio 4 you can hear me talking about locked room mysteries on ‘Miles Jupp in a Locked Room’. The show will also available to listen to again for seven days. We recorded the show in the basement of St Bride’s Church, where the next Bryant & May book is […]

Nominations and Appearances

I’m thrilled that ‘The Memory of Blood’ has made the 2012 Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel Of The Year Longlist – it’s a very strong list and I’m amazed to say that I’ve read nearly every book on it. My money’s on ‘The End of the Wasp Season’ a superb mystery by Denise Mina. ‘The […]

On The Page

I don’t normally notify you about this kind of stuff, but I’m having a bit of a PR-spike this week (tell you why on Monday). At the moment there are new interviews in Mass Movement magazine here and in the upcoming issue of Black Static, in which Peter Tennant reviews my latest books and runs […]

Upcoming Appearances

I’ll be appearing in several venues around the country this summer, starting in the capital at Lewisham on Tuesday May 22nd at 8pm, with some London-themed fun. The panel will comprise Craig Taylor (from the excellent ‘Londoners’), me and Tom Jones (from cool website ‘Tired of London, Tired of Life’), and will be chaired by […]

Well, That Was Fun!

A great evening at the Kitschies with Hammer historian Marcus Hearn and a packed room of Goths and assorted mad readers resulted in plenty of bonkers trivia-packed tales from the golden era of Gothic horror last night. I swear they put the skeleton on the left to make me look fat.

Visi, Astro or Gogo?

Goths,I mean – I think the last lot are Welsh. I rather like Goths, if there are still any around. They’re gentle and read books.THE KITSCHIES are holding their Goth night tomorrow, presenting prizes in the form of tentacles to the year’s most progressive, intelligent and entertaining genre literature. The evening features a selection of […]

All Things Bryant & Peculiar

Don’t forget I’ll be at the British Fantasy Society Convention in Brighton this Friday and Saturday morning, where I’ll be attempting to make up for the destruction and vulgarity wrought on this once-beautiful seaside town by its corrupt, venal councillors, through the beauty of literature… Here’s how the West Pier has looked before and after […]