Bristol Crimefest

Taking The Lid Off LitFests

One of the peculiarities of appearing at literary festivals is that people always ask you if you’re having a great time, to which my pal Joanne Harris replied with just the right amount of testiness; ‘We’re working at the weekend.’ Usually for nothing more than the love of books and (hopefully, if they’ve been ordered) […]

Those Nominations In Full

  Just a sounding-own-trumpet heads-up on the following news just in. ‘Bryant & May: The Bleeding Heart’ has now been nominated for; Theakston’s Old Peculiar Crime Writing Festival Novel Of The Year Longlist Bristol Crimefest Last Laugh Award CWA Dagger In The Library Award And I’ve just been shortlisted for the Margery Allingham Short Story […]

Are Bryant & May ‘Cosies’?

  I’m at Bristol Crimefest on Friday 16th May, where I’m on a panel about ‘cosies’. ‘Cosies’ are a form of crime-writing that remind readers of Agatha Christie’s safe, ‘nice’ stories, and it’s a tag I vehemently resist (so it should be a feisty panel). The Bryant & May books are most decidedly not cosies, […]

Keeping Up (Public) Appearances

This spring season I’ll be at the London Metropolitan Archive in Clerkenwell on Friday 11th April, then to the former oyster village turned London-on-Sea, Whitstable, for their first literary festival, WhitLit, on May 10th, then heading to Bristol for Crimefest over the weekend of May 17/18th, and in Waterstones Piccadilly for ‘OxCrimes’, the Oxfam book […]

Where Am I?

On Saturday March 29th I’ll be signing copies of ‘The Bleeding Heart’ in Forbidden Planet, Shaftesbury Avenue at 1pm. This is always a good event, so if you’re in town, come along and say hi. On Friday April 11th I’ll be at the London Metropolitan Archives in Clerkenwell for their spring festival, and that’s a […]

Stop Press: Award Alert!

Thanks Rachel and Transworld for being at Bristol Crimefest to speechify for me – I won the eDunnit Award last night but couldn’t be there. The eDunnit Award is for the best crime fiction ebook published in 2012 in both hardcopy and in electronic format. I also found out last night that I’ve made the shortlist […]