Monty and the getaway

A short piece of fiction for your entertainment featuring Monty, gentleman thief, and his long-suffering PA, Molly. ~~~ The wind whistled over the damp cobbles, adding to the icy chill in the air. Molly picked her way between the frost-rimmed puddles reflecting the dingy sodium light of the street lamps. She shivered and pulled her … Continue reading “Monty and the getaway”

Monty: Prank calls

“Who are you phoning?” asked Molly, looking up from her computer monitor.  “Oh, don’t mind me,” he replied, flicking through the telephone directory he’d been carrying as he walked into her office. “Ah. There we go. Mind if I use your phone?” Monty picked up the telephone and started pressing buttons, checking against the number … Continue reading “Monty: Prank calls”

Monty: I’m not drunk…

“I’m NOT FRUNK! Not at *all*! dunk… drunk…” Monty slurred, waving a finger for emphasis. He decided that being upright was entirely too much trouble, so half-sat, half-fell to the ground, whereupon he started giggling gently to himself. Molly glared at him. “Get your sorry backside *up* off the floor, or I will personally see … Continue reading “Monty: I’m not drunk…”

Books of the year 2020: crime & thrillers

Right, we’ve looked at my favourite fantasy and sci-fi books of the year, so it’s time to investigate the murky world of crime & thrillers. Hopefully something here will pique your interest! Brothers in Blood – Amer Anwar I love a good crime book, and Brothers In Blood is a cut above. What really lifts … Continue reading “Books of the year 2020: crime & thrillers”

The Curator – M.W. Craven

It’s Christmas and a serial killer is leaving displayed body parts all over Cumbria. A strange message is left at each scene: #BSC6. Called in to investigate, the National Crime Agency’s Washington Poe and Tilly Bradshaw are faced with a case that makes no sense. Why were some victims anaesthetized, while others died in appalling … Continue reading “The Curator – M.W. Craven”

Hall of Mirrors – guest post by Christopher Fowler

Today I’m delighted to welcome Christopher Fowler to the blog as part of the tour for his new Bryant & May book, Hall of Mirrors. Without further ado, I shall turn the floor over to Mr Fowler… ARTHUR BRYANT: ‘These hippies are selfish and irresponsible. I’ll tell you what made our nation the bastion of … Continue reading “Hall of Mirrors – guest post by Christopher Fowler”