- Hardcover: 192 pages
- Publisher: Breedon Books Publishing Co Ltd (1 Aug 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1859834213
- ISBN-13: 978-1859834213
- Product Dimensions: 23.4 x 16.2 x 1.6 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,337,456 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
I left my native Yorkshire and moved to Newcastle upon Tyne in 1976. One marriage and four children later, I am still there. No-one can ever accuse me of just passing through. During the 1990s I contributed regularly to 'The Mag', a Newcastle United fanzine, and I also had articles published in the 'Sunday Sun' regional newspaper.
My first stab at crime fiction writing came in 1998 when my novel 'In The Nick Of Tyne' was published by Falcon Books. A few copies were sold but it has now become something of a collectors' item. There may still be the odd copy lurking out there somewhere, if you can find one. My first real success at writing came in 2004 and 2005 with the football books 'Magpie Memories' and 'More Magpie Memories' respectively, both published by the former Breedon Books.
Late in 2010 I took very early retirement from the day job and decided to return to my love of writing. Having always been a fan of the crime fiction genre, this seemed to be a natural direction for me. 'Hard Drive' is a collection of hard-boiled crime stories based in the Newcastle area, and 'Red Light' & '27' are standalone short crime stories.
I am currently developing a new eBook series of fun travelogues and the first book in the series is due to be published in 2014.