The Water Room

Further Secrets Of Bryant & May Part 1

Writers don’t always know exactly what they’re doing; the subconscious steps in when the logical brain checks out. It sometimes takes an outsider to see more clearly. I recently received this appraisal of my detective duo on, an erudite site that takes in-depth looks at its particular specialised area of mysteries. In the process, […]

Backstories To The Bryant & May Books No.1

This is the start of a short series of backstories to the Bryant & May novels, explaining how I came to write them. Full Dark House My father was a scientist who worked in an experimental wartime communications unit. He and his colleagues were very young, and – it turns out – were working towards […]