Song for a Saturday: There is a Light That Never Goes Out

A lovely cover by Sara Lov of a well-known tune by the Smiths; I suspect I probably first heard this via Mr B, so I raise a glass of thanks. Many glasses this week: maybe sorrows just float.


Song for a Saturday: Black Crow

That’s me, always going after every shiny thing…

Okay, actually a rook…

Song for a Saturday: Everytime We Say Goodbye-Ella Fitzgerald

Rogue: The Trailer!

Roll up, roll up!

Craig Douglas and Darren Sant, the lads behind popular crime fiction website Near to the Knuckle, and Ryan Bracha, the best selling author of Strangers are Just Friends you Haven’t Killed Yet and the Dead Man Trilogy, present Rogue, a sprawling anthology featuring twenty two of the finest names in indie fiction, including my ‘Bonkers in Phoenix’. Available from April 22nd. Music – Campag Velocet ‘Ain’t No Funki Tangerine’ taken from the album ‘It’s Beyond Our Control’.

*Warning – Contains flashing imagery*

Ham On Heels by Graham Wynd

My latest surreal bit of noir bizarre —


Tyler Fitzgerald threw himself down at the bar, sweating profusely. “Gimme a whisky.” Seeing the bartender’s scowl he added, “please.”

Gammon Heels 2015, S. L . Johnson Gammon Heels 2015, S. L . Johnson

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Live at NoirCon: Three Minutes of Terror, Part 2

Featuring me and some other fine writers including host Erik Arneson.

Title 18: Word Crimes Podcast

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Live at NoirCon: Three Minutes of Terror, Part 2 (S2E4)

This episode of Word Crimes was recorded live at NoirCon 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, during a panel called THREE MINUTES OF TERROR.

It features readings by ten authors: Kevin Catalano, Matt Cook, Keith Gilman, Rob Hart, William Hastings, Nik Korpon, Peter Rozovsky, Wallace Stroby, Graham Wynd, and me.

THREE MINUTES OF TERROR was organized and hosted by Joe Samuel Starnes. It was great fun for the readers and audience alike — the fast pace works very well. Enjoy!

This is part 2 of 2. Part 1 is available here.


Live at NoirCon: Three Minutes of Terror, Part 2 on the Title 18: Word Crimes Podcast

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Short, Sharp Interview: Graham Wynd

SSI with Mr B!

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missing-monarchs3-72PDB: What’s going on now?

I have a story ‘Headless in Bury’ in the new Fox Spirit anthology Missing Monarchs. It sets a PI named Wolf on the trail of the head of a long-dead King, St Edmund. There’s a bunch of great folks in this collection including Jo Thomas, Geraldine Clark Hellary and the always hilarious and blisteringly profane Chloë Yates. I also have a fun little tale about obsession over at Pulp Metal Magazine “30 Versions of Warm Leatherette” which is based on a true story. Well, only so far as my pal Marko gave me 30 versions of “Warm Leatherette” though on CD because he’s old school.

PDB: How did you research this book?

For once, I did: I used some of my medieval background because the story of St Edmund (as in the town of Bury St Edmunds) has him getting captured and…

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