TESCO SPECIAL PROMOTION OF DEAD MAN’S GRIP

I’m excited by a new and experimental promotion by Tesco, to ensure all my readers can get a copy of Dead Man’s Grip on release day, May 26th:In 9 stores in the Brighton/Susssex you can pre-order the book now: Worthing, Shoreham, Hove, Eastbourne, Hastings, Burgess Hill, Gatwick, Portslade, Lewes. In addition, Tesco Lewes and Tesco…

ROSWELL – WHAT REALLY HAPPENED?

The Roswell Incident has always fascinated me – not just because I’m intrigued by conspiracy theories, but also because I find it impossible to believe that we are the only inhabited planet in the entire Universe. The vast majority of scientists I’ve talked to believe the same.  Of all the documented instances of possible UFO sightings,…

CHAIR OF THE CWA

Last week I flew back from Sydney where I was doing book promotion, landed at Heathrow and then was driven straight up to Darlington – 5 hours – where I received the huge honour of being made Chair of the Crime Writers Assocation. Following in the footsteps of many great crime writers, starting with John…

I must be the only person ever to have been to Agra in India and not seen the Taj Mahal! I have just been in India, for the first time in my life, on a whirlwind book promotion tour for my publishers: Four cities in eight days, seventeen interviews, three bookstore talks and signings, the…

Turd World Britain

I was brought up, as all of my generation were, to believe that we had a three-tier class system in the UK: Upper class, Middle class and Lower or Working class. But ask any police officer today and he or she will tell you different, from grim experience. I’ve spent much of the past two…

Get Out Of Jail Free!

I used to love that square on the Monopoly board, as a kid.  It wasn’t until I became a writer of thrillers, then crime novels, and found myself spending more and more time in jails, happily so far as a day visitor rather than as an overnight guest of Her Majesty, that I started to…