I was born in Hartlepool, England and am now on the lam in Bydgoszcz, Poland.
My first job was on a government scheme updating Ordnance Survey Maps (it wasn’t as glamorous as it sounds).
I’ve also worked in a second-hand record shop, as a welfare rights worker & played bass in a couple of unsuccessful post-punk bands.
I’ve been TEFL teaching for more than a decade and still seem to be getting away with it.
My books include Guns Of Brixton, Too Many Crooks, The Last Laugh, A Case Of Noir, and Kill Me Quick!
Oh, and there are a few other tasty snacks that you can find here.
My writing has quite shockingly been translated into Italian, Polish, Finnish, German and Slovene. I know!
I’ve had stories published in various magazines and anthologies, including The Mammoth Book Of Best British Crime 8, 10 and 11 – alongside the likes of Lee Child, Ian Rankin and Neil Gaiman. Which is nice.
I also edited the anthology True Brit Grit (with Luca Veste).
Oh, and I have an irregular column – Brit Grit Alley – at Out Of The Gutter Online.
I’m a member of International Thriller Writers Inc.