The Story Behind My Dictionary of Crime

The Story Behind My Dictionary of Crime

The crime bug bit me the day my father died although I didn’t realise it until much later. I was only three at the time, so my memories are blurred but the hints my mother dropped over the years sharpened a different kind of focus. She would refer to the secretive...
McMafia And Me

McMafia And Me

My new book is set in Bulgaria, a country that is the doorway to Europe for organised crime and, some would say, run by it. I have met some of these gangsters known as Mutra, or ‘thicknecks,’ because the earliest post-Communist exponents were often former...
Love A Good Book Launch

Love A Good Book Launch

There is an art to throwing a good book launch. Long gone are the days of warm white wine and limpid company. Now it’s all sparkling conversation, gorgeous frocks and the essential excellent booze. At least, that’s held true for the launches I’ve...

Pic of The Week!

We made Pic of the Week in The Bookseller – at Angela Clark’s latest launch with a fabulous bunch of writers and publishers…
So…Where Do You Get Your Ideas From?

So…Where Do You Get Your Ideas From?

So…where do you get your ideas from? Stock author question. My stock answer is that I get them in the bath and that’s true a lot of the time. With my new book, however, it all started in a hammock. Or rather, that’s where it came together. Books, you see, come...