No Slacking Here

Reading & Writing


Just a few more posts before the end of the year, with next year shaping up as a bumper one. ‘Invisible Ink: How 100 Great Authors Disappeared’ is in bookshops right now from Strange Attractor Press, ‘and The Casebook of Bryant & May is now ordering in its beautiful hardback limited edition from PS Publishing here. The first Bryant & May graphic novel was written partly to bring new readers up to speed on the Peculiar Crimes Unit, and partly for seasoned fans who’d get the jokes.

In April ‘Film Freak’, my memoir about arriving in the film industry just as it was on the verge of collapse, will be published by Transworld, and in August comes ‘Plastic’ from Solaris, my black-comedy thriller about a shopaholic housewife wanted for murder. ‘Bryant & May and the Bleeding Heart’ will arrive soon after that, with another to follow, plus a new dark thriller, a Hammer radio play, a section of an anthology horror movie called ‘Bloody London’ and of course the play, which I’m still rewriting.

But just so you don’t think I’m shirking, there are a few other books and surprises on their way. Sorry about the additional bookshelves required for this lot, but you should see it from my side is all I can say!

Recently a cab driver asked me what I did and I told him I wrote. He said; ‘I didn’t mean a hobby, what do you do for a living?’ Always welcome, that one.

5 comments on “No Slacking Here”

  1. Dan Terrell says:

    I ordered the graphic novel months ago and the handler here cashed the charge, so I’m pretty much locked into the no-frills edition, but hey that gives me a bit more brass in pocket (Pretenders) to plunk down for something extra from the C. Fowler Press.
    You will take the 24th and 25th off won’t you? Is there enough room on the penthouse roof for tonight’s arrival?

  2. admin says:

    Santa has a perfect landing strip on my flat roof, Dan, but he won’t be stopping long – he and his reindeer stay tooled up for the inner city and get out fast!

  3. Peter says:

    Dear Christopher, I am looking forward to your novels to be published in 2013. I ordered the elegant slipcased edition of your graphic novel last week. Hopefully, it will arrive in time for my birthday. I would like to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! A big thank you for the Bryant and May novels; all of them are great reads! Best wishes, Peter

  4. Helen Martin says:

    Looking forward to the new year and all the goodies. If you have some idle time how about a Bryant & May set in Jubilee Year during the Olympics? I’m still speculating about the Oregon rain demon case – – how about coming out to research that one on site? Do you ever have idle time? I find it hard to believe the productivity from that white flat. It’s how I imagine John May’s Shad Thames apartment, except he doesn’t have the windows.

  5. J. Folgard says:

    Looks like there will be at least something good to enjoy in 2013 -I’m looking forward to all of this, and patiently waiting for the B & M annual (yes, I already want more!)-Cheers!

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