Excerpt: The North Soho News Agency

Sunday, 8 April 2018

Here’s another excerpt from about halfway through My First London Dream. Hope you llike it.


Pedy had once told Billy about a film he’d made in the late seventies. The offer had come through to the North Soho News Agency to smear Harold Wilson. ‘We’d got the old Trot out of Number Ten,’ Pedy explained. ‘But we needed to ruin his legacy. The clients involved had requested something…

The Joy of the Series

Wednesday, 28 March 2018

My First London Dream is the first in a series of novels following the haphazard adventures of Billy Vehement, bit-part actor and accidental detective. I've always had a soft spot for a crime series. From Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes through to Ian Rankin's Rebus, the history of crime fiction is the history of the series. And holding any series together is that central figure, the detective.


Russia Today

Friday, 16 March 2018

'And did you read this? Russians killing each other on the streets of London.'

'Must have passed me by.'

'Gangsters, the lot of them...' Pedy shook his head, smirking. 'Oh those Russians.'

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