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blade runner 2049
09 Oct

Blade Runner 2049

Great fun this weekend at the Cary Grant Theatre on the Sony lot doing a BAFTA Q & A about Blade Runner 2049 with actors Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling, director Denis Villeneuve, Cinematographer Roger Deakins, Production Designer Denis Gassner and VFX Superivsor John Nelson  - the brilliant people who made this terrific movie. ...

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05 Oct

Absolutely Anything on Netflix

Happy to report that Absolutely Anything, the film I wrote with Terry Jones, is now on Netflix in the USA, starring Simon Pegg, Kate Beckinsale, Eddie Izzard, Rob Riggle, Sanjeev Bhaskar and Joanna Lumley and featuring the Pythons as the Galactic Council of Supreme Beings. And Robin Williams as The Dog. Oh, and I'm reading the news. 90 minutes of pure silliness guaranteed....

28 Aug

Historical Novels Review goes for Age of Olympus

Susan McDuffie has written a wonderful review of The Age of Olympus in the prestigious Historical Novels Review. Here's an extract: “This thrilling mystery moves at a breakneck pace. Replete with shape-shifting villains, femme fatales, mysterious relics, and an enchanted island, this hero’s journey makes an entertaining read.” Thank you, Susan!    ...

07 Jul

Duncan Forrester will be heard! I'm proud to announce that the Audiobook of The Age of Treachery is now available on Audible, via this address. Thanks to Leonard Jackson at Bleed101 who produced and recorded. Have fun!...

lincoln lawyer
08 Jun

An evening with the LA Times, the Lincoln Lawyer’s father and Brighton’s finest.

Great evening last night moderating a fascinating BAFTA LA discussion on crime writing for page and screen with ace LA Times crime reporter and short story writer James Queally, 18 million selling UK crime novelist Peter James (who writes the Brighton-based Roy Grace novels), and 80 million selling US crime writer Michael Connelly, creator of Harry Bosch and the Lincoln Lawyer. Needless to say they all got copies of #AgeOfOlympusTitan Books and Mr James began reading it right away!      ...

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01 Jun

Furt, Ambler & Fleming?

John Harlow, who spent 24 years as one of the London Sunday Times' best reporters, just reviewed The Age of Olympus on Amazon with these words: 5.0 out of 5 stars A lively and free spirited heir to a great tradition  ByJ. Harlow on May 31, 2017 Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase Classic thriller writing in the school of Eric Ambler, Alan Furst and maybe even early Ian Fleming. A lively and free spirited heir to a great tradition - can't wait to read what the author pens next! ...

19 May

East Park Memories

I was enormously lucky to grow up in a house on Summergangs Road in East Hull, because it backed on to one of the most magical places in the city: East Park. You could get to it from our tiny back garden just by wriggling under the wooden fence, and once there the imaginative child was in a cornucopia of delight. Even today, in far away Southern California, whenever I think of the great floral clock in the middle of the park, and remember the scent of the Sweet William...