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

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!

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Short, Sharp Interview: Col Bury

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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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.)

Launch flyer

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

My Kind of Justice - Cover

Amazon UK (ebook & print)

Amazon US  (ebook & print)

Caffeine Nights Publishing (print)

Kobo (ebook)

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Dare to Dream by David Barber…

Col Bury:

Creepy stuff from the editor of Thrills, Kills ‘n’ Chaos…

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Closing his book and switching off the bedside lamp, Brian Knowles shuffles down under the duvet. He turns and gently kisses his sleeping wife.

“I love you, Sonia,” he whispers, resting his head on the pillow.

He’s on the verge of sleep when his wife suddenly sits up. She lets out a frightened gasp and he reacts quickly, knocking his book off the bedside table as he fumbles to switch on the lamp.

“Sonia? What’s the matter?” he asks, gently rubbing her shoulder, careful not to cause alarm.

His wife just sits there staring at the curtains, her eyes unblinking.

She’s probably still asleep, Brian thinks.

He places his other hand on her shoulder and is about to gently lay her down when she speaks.

“You know that feeling when you wake up and think, ‘thank goodness it was only a dream’?”

“Err, well, kind of,” he says, knowing that…

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The Writing on the Wall by Col Bury…

Col Bury:

Here’s one from THE COPS OF MANCHESTER for your delectation…

Originally posted on THRILLS, KILLS 'n' CHAOS:

Sarah Brinkley was too timid for the Job and soon realised it wasn’t for her.  To be honest, deep down she had known all along.  She’d learned quickly that working Moss Side and Longsight certainly wasn’t for the faint-hearted.  Anyway, they’d frozen her pay, and upped the retirement age and her pension contributions, so there wasn’t much point in sticking around as she’d probably never get to see it.  And she certainly wouldn’t miss the goddamn paperwork, that’s for sure.

Mike was really understanding about her decision to quit the cops, and secretly relieved, she’d sensed.  He always used to back her up, even at the simplest of jobs, saying, those were the ones that could catch you out, when your guard was down.  The response sarge soon twigged and, due to lack of resources, Mike got a bollocking for unnecessarily tying himself up at her jobs.  Despite this, he’d…

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Col Bury:

Great news! Thrills, Kills ‘n’ Chaos reopening its doors…

Originally posted on THRILLS, KILLS 'n' CHAOS:

To kick off the grand re-opening of the magazine, and as a mark of respect to Thrillers, Killers ‘n’ Chillers, I will be publishing stories from the editors of the original TKnC.

Up first will be best selling author and founder of Thrillers, Matt Hilton, followed by Col Bury, Lily Childs’ and (the one and only time I will do it) one from me. All stories were originally published as an Editors Special for TKnC 2 years ago.

I will then be publishing brand new stuff on a regular basis.

Please show your support and leave a comment or two. Words of encouragement/advice are what make us better writers.


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Let’s Do It…

Col Bury:

Great news from David Barber, as ezine reopens its doors…

Originally posted on THRILLS, KILLS 'n' CHAOS:

OK, I’ve thought long and hard and I’m now happy to get this machine going again.

The novel is coming along nicely and other projects are in the pipeline, both writing-wise and with the day job, so I’m in a good place. I’ve also been doing some ‘freelance’ proofreading/editing which has been keeping my eye in the game.

Therefore, THRILLS, KILLS ‘n’ CHAOS is opening its doors again.

Please, please, read the submissions page. Stick to those guidelines and you’ve got a great chance of me reading your story. Send me your best 1000 words and you’ve got an even better chance of being published.

Let’s do it…

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Submissions Are Now Open…

Col Bury:

Writers… subs open at Thrills, Kills ‘n’ Chaos.

Originally posted on THRILLS, KILLS 'n' CHAOS:

Hi all,

It’s been a while, but it is with great pleasure that I announce Thrills, Kills ‘n’ Chaos is now open for submissions.

Please fully read the SUBMISSIONS page and if your story falls within those parameters then send it over.

With HALLOWEEN fast approaching I would love to see some good old fashioned horror stories, too. Ghost stories, slashers, haunted houses, vampires, werewolves – you get the idea.

Write them, edit as best you can and send them to

Good luck,


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