Barry Forshaw

The Fascination With British Gothic Cinema

Year after year, books continue to appear on the subject of ¬†British horror film and the ways in which they vary from US horror output. They can generally be summed up like this. US Horror films – the great silents featuring Lon Chaney, the 1930s Universal cycle, 1950s SF leading to ‘The Fly’, ‘Wax Museum’ […]

Happy Birthday, John and Arthur!

Today is the launch of my tenth Bryant & May novel, not too shabby for a series I was told could never take off in a million years because it didn’t have enough sex and violence. A charming, if alarming, review has appeared in the ever-excellent Crimetime by the equally excellent Barry Forshaw, author of […]

Throw Those Old Photos Out Now!

Turning out a cupboard to make space for yet more books, I came across this picture of myself and the estimable Barry Forshaw, author of The Encyclopedia of British Crime Writing and The Man Who Left Too Soon: The Biography of Stieg Larsson. Barry was going through his ‘Village People’ moustache phase, but then I […]

Blessed Are The Listmakers

…for they shall appear in January newspapers. In that spirit, here are a few things I liked from last year. Films With The Words ‘District’ Or ‘Nine’ In District 9 District 13: Ultimatum Nine Horror/ Fantasy Films Let The Right One In Franklyn Triangle Zombieland Orphan (for that twist) Moon The Imaginarium Of Dr Parnassus […]