Noir At The Bar – Harrogate

Honoured to read alongside such talent at ‘Noir at the Bar’…

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Originally started in Philadelphia, by Peter Rozovsky of Detectives Beyond Borders, and with chapters in major cities across America, Noir At The Bar has been working its way slowly southwards in the UK and finally made its Harrogate debut this year. As an informal opener to the festival, a large crowd gathered at Hales Bar, to see and hear some fabulous crime writers reading short stories, and novel extracts in a relaxed, fun and friend filled environment.

Noelle Holten is the name behind the CrimeBookJunkie book blog, as was here beginning her first Harrogate journey.

Ann Bloxwich and LP Mennock, plug their recently release anthology, Happily Never After.  A collection of crime short stories written by attendees to Crime & Publishment, the yearly crime-writing workshop held in Gretna Green, the home of British weddings

Penguin publishing sensation, and top Fife farmer James Oswald.  Check out his Inspector…

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Review of 2015: Col Bury

Source: Review of 2015: Col Bury

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Recommended Read: My Kind Of Justice by Col Bury

High praise for My Kind of Justice from Mr Brit Grit himself…

PAUL D. BRAZILL

my kind of justiceJack Striker is former teenage hoodlum turned cop who is called in to investigate a murder, which he eventually considers to be the work of a vigilante killer.

Col Bury’s My Kind Of Justice is a fantastic blend of social realism and gripping thriller action.

There are some great characters – Bardsley is a favourite, of course- , plenty of humour and a genuinely touching ending.  A belter!

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What happened at the brilliant #BloodyScotland Crime Writing Festival 2015 (Part 1)

Top Bloody Scotland write up from Crime Thriller Girl. My highlights were meeting Martina Cole in the green room then reading to over 200 people, and restoring some English pride in the footy by bagging two assists and two goals in a 5.5 draw…

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Whose Crime Is It Anyway? (c) Eoin Carey Whose Crime Is It Anyway? (c) Eoin Carey

The Bloody Scotland Crime Writing Festival is one of those festivals that goes from strength to strength. This year the organising team, led by the ever sparky Dom Hastings, put on a fabulous programme of events from panels to interviews, an awards dinner, a pub cabaret, and a football match – there really was something for everyone. In fact, it was so good it’s taken me a week to recover enough to blog about it!

The weekend kicked off with Val McDermid and Peter May in conversation, followed by Whose Crime is it Anyway? – with TV presenter Hardeep Singh Kohli throwing out the challenges to crime writers Christopher Brookmyre, Kevin Wignall and Caro Ramsay to improvise on the spot. Once the opening events finished, as ever at crime writing festivals, the rest of the evening was spent in the bar at…

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True Brit Grit now only 99p/ 99c!

PAUL D. BRAZILL

Print Versions Of Drunk On The Moon & True Brit Grit OUT NOW !!!TRUE BRIT GRIT.

Edited by Paul D. Brazill and Luca Veste. Introduction by Maxim Jakubowski.

The Line Up:

1. Two Fingers of Noir by Alan Griffiths
2. Eat Shit by Tony Black
3. Baby Face And Irn Bru by Allan Guthrie
4. Pretty Hot T’Ing by Adrian Magson
5. Black Betty by Sheila Quigley
6. Payback: With Interest by Matt Hilton
7. Looking for Jamie by Iain Rowan
8. Stones in Me Pocket by Nigel Bird
9. The Catch and The Fall by Luke Block
10. A Long Time Coming by Paul Grzegorzek
11. Loose Ends by Gary Dobbs
12. Graduation Day by Malcolm Holt
13. Cry Baby by Victoria Watson
14. The Savage World of Men by Richard Godwin
15. Hard Boiled Poem (a mystery) by Alan Savage
16. A Dirty Job by Sue Harding
17. Stay Free by Nick Quantrill
18. The Best Days of My Life by…

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Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival (Harrogate) 2015

Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival (Harrogate) 2015.

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Guest post: Col Bury – Keep Dreaming

Guest post: Col Bury – Keep Dreaming.

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My Kind Of Justice By Col Bury

Reviews are great so far…!

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Book Description:

Newly-appointed DI Jack Striker, of Greater Manchester Police’s Major Incident Team, has a dark secret, one that would land him in prison. Striker’s first case seems a straight-forward gang-on-gang slaying, until a notorious youth is found hanged. Before any chance to investigate, bodies begin stacking up. With the hot breath of the brass burning his neck, including hardfaced DCI Maria Cunningham who’s onto him, Striker knows this case will make or break him. The media-dubbed “Hoodie Hunter” mixes MO’s, leaving few leads, and Striker recognizes the work of a highly-skilled vigilante killer. When Striker’s nephew is put into a coma, it becomes personal. Desperate, he runs an unofficial op with his trusty colleagues, the stunning DC Lauren Collinge and the un-PC DC Eric Bardsley, placed in the line of fire.

My Thought’s:

My Kind Of Justice is certainly one action packed crime fiction book!

From the start I…

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Short, Sharp Interview: Col Bury

On launch day of MY KIND OF JUSTICE, everyone’s friend Paul Brazill kindly interviewed little old me…

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my kind of justicePDB: What’s going on now?

CB: At long last, my debut crime novel MY KIND OF JUSTICE has just been released by Caffeine Nights Publishing. So it’s signings, interviews (at all the best blogs!) and then back to the sequel, plus a few other bit ‘n’ bobs I’m working on.

PDB: How did you research this book?

CB: I’ve always read and written crime fiction, plus I know a lot of cops and have worked closely with violent offenders, so most of it was already with me I suppose.

PDB: Which of your publications are you most proud of?

CB: My two ebook collections, as (along with the ezines) they served to get my name out there in the big wide world, but the novel is a much more testing challenge, and did the rounds with an agent (as you know) and I gleaned lots of praise but no…

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MY KIND OF JUSTICE – BOOK LAUNCH (June 18th 7pm) & PRE-ORDER DETAILS…

At long last the launch of my debut crime novel MY KIND OF JUSTICE is upon us. I’m naturally both nervous and excited. A big thank you to Urmston Bookshop for helping with the arrangements and to Matt Hilton for asking the questions. Here are the details…

(Note: the launch is at Urmston Library, not the bookshop.)

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It would be great to see you there, but if you can’t make it then here are some links to order…

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Amazon UK (ebook & print)

Amazon US  (ebook & print)

Caffeine Nights Publishing (print)

Kobo (ebook)

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