This is a very London story. For the past four decades, the concrete undercroft at the unlovely Southbank Centre has been the home of skateboarders and graffiti artists, making it one of the oldest skate parks in the world. It’s al...
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The reviews for ‘The Great Gatsby’ may not be quite what its director Baz Lurhmann had in mind, but perhaps the book is unadaptable, as a great many good books are. And Gatsby is good, although in my opinion now overrated, fe...
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Hammer Chillers is a new horror anthology series that will premiere in June 2013. It’s going to be available first as 30-minute weekly downloadable audio episodes from the Hammer website, and then the collected series will also be ...
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As regular readers know, this blog is a little obsessed with stories of all kinds. Very broadly speaking, there are two types of tale – the ones with subject matter or hooks that you want to read no matter how badly they might be w...
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What, in all honesty, does a fiver buy you? It doesn’t quite cover the cost of a pint of lager and a packet of nuts. But on May 16th you can turn this fiver into something cool. Back in 1992, TRIPWIRE started out with a mission to ...
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Tucked away in a section of the New York Times yesterday was an article about a service causing a lot of controversy in Hollywood. In the same way that the number-crunchers of ‘Moneyball’ found a statistical way of making a b...
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As Bryant & May embark on their eleventh full-length mystery, I’m amazed it’s taken them so long to settle on Clerkenwell for a location. It seems the neighbourhood has flitted in and out of most of my novels, but has never taken cen...
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Keeping track of short stories is really tricky. Publication dates shift and books undergo title changes, and not all all of my stories get gathered into collections. The biggest problem now is that it’s hard to sell collections at...
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Well, I’ve just finished the next Bryant & May book. Breaking with the authors’ tradition, I don’t light up a fag and have a brandy, but usually go out to dinner. Tonight we’ll be hitting a restaurant at midni...
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‘Bryant & May and the Invisible Code’ has now been nominated for four national book awards, three new ones thanks to Crimefest here, and one from the CWA as mentioned before. ‘Invisible Ink’ has also been nomi...
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