Hauling Like A Brooligan

Stephen Gallagher

Category: The Bedlam Detective

  • Thy Kingdom’s Coming

    I got a present at Fantasycon last weekend; the Ebury publicity team had brought along an advance copy of the UK paperback of The Kingdom of Bones, and handed it to me at the launch of Random House’s new Del Rey imprint. It is cool. The cover is by Headdesign, who provided art for the […]

  • Fiction Reboot

    A couple of weeks ago I answered a few interview questions from novelist/academic researcher/teacher Brandy Schillace, and the results are now online. I spouted stuff like: “Through my teens I read classic science fiction and ’60s British thriller writers. Then I had the advantage of a very solid three years of education in English Literature […]

  • Bones and Bedlam

    Happy to report that The Kingdom of Bones will be published in the UK by Ebury Press in November, with The Bedlam Detective following early next year. More news on this, like covers’n’stuff, when I have it. I met with Gillian Green and Hannah Robinson yesterday and I have to say, it’s an exciting development. […]

  • #LitChat

    Tonight (Friday, March 30th) I’m putting on my grownup’s hat to be guest host in a moderated one-hour Twitter conversation about writing in general and The Bedlam Detective in particular. Anyone can join in and I hope you will, or it’ll be a pretty lonely hour for me. You can follow the conversation using the […]

  • Stasio on Crime

    The Bedlam Detective reviewed by Marilyn Stasio in The New York Times: “Gallagher’s detective is a man of fine character and strong principles, but he’s upstaged by the monsters he pursues. Watching Becker track down a pedophile is gratifying, but it can’t beat the sight of 20 overburdened boats hurtling through white-water rapids or Sir […]

  • The Kindness of Strangers

    They don’t sign the notices over at Kirkus Reviews so I don’t know how better to describe this one… “Gallagher has been called a horror writer, a fantasy writer, a non-fantasy writer, a writer for big screens and smaller ones, a writer whose considerable talent has enabled him to slip in and out of genres […]

  • Savage Season Interview

    From an interview just posted on the Savage Season Books website: “I’ve never consciously scheduled my career to the extent that I could say, Oh, yeah, I put this aside and focused on that. If you do this for a living then you’re relentlessly pushing to do all you can all the time in whatever […]

  • I got piles

    Barnes & Noble, 53rd and 3rd, New York With thanks to Stephanie. You can order from B&N online here, where they’re also selling the eBook for the Nook and taking pre-orders for the audio version.

  • And so to Bedlam

    No, I don’t plan to quote every review I get – not least because it’s asking for trouble and an inevitable eventual slap from someone somewhere – but thanks to Pamela O’Sullivan for making my weekend with this contribution to The Library Journal. Gallagher, Stephen. The Bedlam Detective. Crown Pub. Group. Feb. 2012. c.320p. ISBN […]

  • Everyone’s a Critic

    Okay, first up, here’s the deal; the eBook versions of both Down River and Oktober are relaunching with new covers by Paul Drummond, and I’ve 20 review copies of each to give away. In return I ask you to add your review to the Oktober and Down River pages on Amazon.com. Use the contact page […]