Switchblade Issue 1 Out Now

“Loomis laughs to himself and spits in the gutter, before hobbling towards the child prostitute on his busted knees. He tells people that he lost a kneecap during a riot at Pelican Bay, but I know the truth.  He actually blew his knee trying to fuck a pre-op hooker in the shower of an Oxnard trick-pad.”

My degenerate noir story The Stooge is included in Issue #1 of the brand new US crime publication Switchblade, edited by Scotch Rutherford.

You can buy it here (UK) or here (US).

This Is Hardcore @ Pulp Fiction

I recently had a new short story included in Pulp Fiction, a quirky little anthology themed around the songs of Britpop band Pulp.

My story, ‘This Is Hardcore’, is a violent noir story about suburban pornographers. It was good fun to write, and even includes a retired porn star whose back catalogue is made up of films named after obscure Pulp album-tracks.

You can buy it here.

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Walk Hand In Hand Into Extinction – Out Now

Last month my short story A Brief History of Bad Men was included in Walk Hand In Hand Into Extinction – Stories Inspired by True Detective, edited by Christoph Paul and Leza Cantoral.

It is one of my longest published stories to date, and I’m delighted that it has finally seen the light of day. Last year it was longlisted in a short story contest held by influential British crime publisher No Exit Press, only to fall at the final hurdle.

Strangely, the story was originally conceived for an earlier version of Walk Hand In Hand Into Extinction, but never finished in time. When the anthology was resurrected  last summer it felt especially satisfying to have my story accepted for inclusion.

If you want to find out a bit more about the anthology, you can read my interview with Christoph here.

Most importantly, you can buy a copy via Amazon UK or Amazon US!

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A Brief History Of Bad Men In ‘Walk Hand In Hand Into Extinction’ Anthology

I am very excited to be able to confirm that my short story ‘A Brief History of Bad Men’ will be featured in Walk Hand In Hand Into Extinction, an anthology of True Detective-inspired short fiction. The first series of True Detective is one of my favourite TV shows of recent years, and I’m thrilled to be included in the line-up.

The collection has been edited by Christoph Paul and will be published by the people behind That Lit Site. Look out for further details in due course!

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