Bryant & May

Off The Rails And Into The Bookshops!

‘Bryant & May Off The Rails’ came out in paperback yesterday, and to celebrate I hid a dozen signed and dated editions around Central London today for you to discover. s far as I can tell, only one copy wasn’t found. But let’s have a competition as well: Come up with the name of a […]

The Memory Of Blood

It looks as if there’s going to be a disparity of dates between US and UK editions of the ninth Bryant & May novel, with Transworld in the UK launching in September and Random House in the US pushing back to March next year. Meanwhile, here’s the US cover in a rather fetching mauve (now […]

‘The Soho Devil’ Gets Ready For Flight

My first Bryant & May comic, ‘The Casebook Of Bryant & May: The Soho Devil’ is almost complete. Artist Keith Page has achieved the impossible, bringing my characters to life in a traditional watercolour style that’s simply unique (this is a rough of one panel). Now we have to decide which publisher to go with. […]

Tying Up The Threads

I blame you lot for this. Next years’s Bryant & May will be the tenth, and it is going to be the Big One. It will tie up at least three (or possibly four) strands of the B&M story arc that have been twining together through the last few volumes. And – somehow, I don’t […]

The Peculiar Crimes Unit Comes To Life

Keith Page has been hard at work on the finished script of the Bryant & May graphic novel, ‘The Soho Devil’. As soon as I get a chance, I’ll be creating a graphic novel section for the Peculiar Crimes Unit site here. The artwork has to be seen in its entirety to be fully appreciated, […]

Bryant & May, Rejuvenated!

It was touch and go for a while, but I can now announce that Britain will have not one but two new Bryant and May novels after all. Volumes 9 and 10 will run just as before, concurrent with US editions, and hopefully there’ll be some more terrific covers to make up the set. This […]

Please Miss, I’ve Finished.

Can I get down from the table now? I’ve just finished the new Bryant & May novel, and have rather surprised myself with the ending. I think you’ll be surprised too. Perhaps I should do the Stephen King thing of having a fag and a drink, but I don’t smoke and it’s too early for […]

St Pancras Coroner: A True Story

He’s young, he’s posh, he’s got a creepy assistant, it’s Giles Kershaw, a recurring character in the Bryant & May novels who has recently become the coroner for the parish of St Pancras (for photos of that establishment, see articles passim). And now it turns out that he has a real-life precedent. My great friend […]

Bryant & May: The Verdict

I’m still reeling from this. Random House, my excellent US publisher, has just announced that it is going to let me continue with the Bryant & May books, and rebrand them to gain a bigger readership. No word from the UK yet, but I’m hoping that they may now follow suit. The next volume will […]

The Fate Of Bryant & May

It’s crunch time. The Bryant & May series has been hanging in the balance for some months now. The problem is simple; although the books do nicely they’re not blockbusters, and in credit-crunch times everyone is looking for Big Books. Bryant & May are ‘genre’, because mystery is genre, while crime is mainstream. I don’t […]