“Drum & bass is about as an unlikely influence on crime fiction as you can get, but it most definitely influenced the title story of my new collection. I first encountered ‘Meat Bubbles’ by Dirty Harry on a second-hand D&B compilation, and knew I had to repurpose that wonderfully grisly title for my own malevolent purposes. After all, how queasy must a black-market surgical procedure be for it to cause meat bubbles?!”
For the 100th post over at my Dirty Books blog I’ve put together a brand new feature, which I hope will become a regular fixture: Criminal Records. This first one discusses some of the musical influences behind my new book, Meat Bubbles & Other Stories.