Hell Train

Trains From Hell

Here’s another fantasy train that would have made a great cover for my Gothic thriller ‘Hell Train’, this one spotted on the side of a Spanish funfair ride. I still prefer Graham Humphries’ take on it, though. Unlike British funfair rides, European ones offer real value for money and seem to last for about twenty […]

Shameless Plug

Has anyone seen the huge posters for ‘Hell Train’ on the tube? If so, can they photograph one? For all my tubular travels I seem to keep missing them! The book is available on Kindle for under a fiver – I’m just saying is all.

New Year, New Books

I’ll be appearing at Foyle’s bookshop in Charing Cross Road on Thursday 19th January at 6:30pm – 7:30pm, where I’ll be in conversation with Jonathan Oliver about ‘Hell Train’, then signing copies. Reserve your free tickets now as the Foyle’s events are always well-attended (this is more about the efficiency of the bookstore than my […]

In With A Bullet (Train)

Well, this is a nice surprise. Even before the advertising campaign has started (oh, savour the words – ‘tube ad campaign’ – do you know how many years it’s been since I had one of those for a stand-alone book?) ‘Hell Train’ has shot into the Bookscan bestselling lists. Dang, I knew that book had […]

The ‘Hell Train’ Competition

‘Hell Train’ will be published as an original paperback from Solaris in three days’ time, and to celebrate I have signed, dated and doodled on a first edition of the book, which will also be signed by the cover artist Graham Humphries. I’ll be posting this book to the first person who correctly answers a […]

Off The Rails Again!

You wait for a thriller about trains and two come along, honestly. The first lovely copies of ‘Hell Train’ have just tipped up at my front door, and very sexy they are too, with nice spot gloss on the cover. I’ll be having a comp next week (or maybe before, if I can think of […]

The Train Arrives on January 5th!

Okay, we have a date and we’re up on Amazon (and will be in all good bookshops) so here’s the official blurb on ‘Hell Train’, my chiller-thriller epic from Solaris Books… ‘Imagine there was a supernatural chiller that Hammer Films never made. A grand epic produced at the studio’s peak, which played like a cross […]

All Aboard For Dark Thrills!

Next year, apart from my new Bryant & May novel ‘The Memory Of Blood’, ‘Hell Train’ will be calling at a station near you. Imagine the Hammer never made, with monsters, satanism, a period European setting and a bizarre mystery, and you’ll get something of the flavour of my new project. Click on images to […]

Murder, Mystery and Madness For Next Year

Next year I’ll have been in the writing business for 25 years. I know, thank you, I’ve worn well. To commemorate this dubious distinction, there will be a collection of strangeness from me featuring 25 new stories. At the moment the collection is entitled ‘The Horrors’ but if anyone can think of a dark/funny title […]