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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 its [...]
Well, ‘Bryant & May and the Memory of Blood’ launches in a few days, and has just had great review in the Sunday Times, who says ‘Christopher Fowler manages to write detective novels that are warm homages and mild pastiches of the Golden Age while at the same time excellent stories in their own right. [...]
Just to let you know about a few upcoming public appearances. On Wednesday 14th September I’ll be at the lovely Clerkenwell Tales bookshop in Exmouth Market from 6:30pm to help launch ‘London’s Lost Rivers’ by Tom Bolton, for which I wrote the foreword.
On Tuesday 20th September I’ll be the guest speaker at the Authors’ Club [...]
I set off to do my reading in Vauxhall last night and thought about how it had changed since the days of the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens, which was a popular theme park for London for two hundred years from the middle of the 17th century.
The gardens reached the height of their popularity in the early [...]