Hauling Like A Brooligan

Stephen Gallagher

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  • Have Cake, Eat

    See this? You wouldn’t get away with it today, would you? And yet, be honest… there’s something about that ‘sixties adventure-fantasy Dolce Vita that calls to us still. So what, if none of us actually looked or lived like that, or knew anyone who did? So what, if those who attempted to live the life…

  • Writer Fortune Cookies

    It’s Lucy Hay’s fault. She asked for some twitter-length quotes for her forthcoming Writing and Selling Thriller Screenplays book so I went through my folder of old interview responses – because yes, I hoard such thoughts like unspent pennies – and picked out anything that might fit the bill. And now I’m left with this…

  • Free eBook Reminder

    As if you needed reminding… In the years following the Great War, a skeptical conjuror and a spiritualist medium merge their interests to tour the regional lecture halls of the United Kingdom. This eBook novella is a free download, offered to coincide with US paperback publication of The Bedlam Detective. After the promotional period you’ll…

  • I Think I Invented Netflix, So Where’s My Money?

    First House of Cards, then Arrested Development… with Netflix now making its own shows for direct download sale, a complete season at a time, I’ve been reminded of a thought that I had back in 2009. I said at the time that I had mixed feelings about the jail terms and fines passed by the…

  • A Criminal History

    “We look into a world that is not our own, distanced by time, to find a timeless drama of fear and conflict. The historical panorama fascinates but it’s the crime, the crime that drives the tale.”  From my piece on the use of historical settings in crime novels and thrillers, written for The Weekly Lizard.…

  • Anne Devereaux Jordan

    Very sad to hear of the death of Anne Jordan. We corresponded over one of my early F&SF stories and met in person at one of the big Brighton SF conventions, where she executed one of the neatest party-crashing moves I’ve ever seen to get both of us into an editor’s suite – the editor…

  • Free eBook Download – IN GETHSEMANE

    In the years following the Great War, a skeptical conjuror and a spiritualist medium merge their interests to tour the regional lecture halls of the United Kingdom. This eBook novella is a free download, offered to coincide with US paperback publication of The Bedlam Detective. Set in the aftermath of the Great War, it follows…

  • Silent Witness – Legacy

    Spoilers here if you haven’t seen the episodes yet, but below are links to some of the material that provided inspiration, background detail or information for last week’s story. A producer who should have known better once accused me of ‘letting the tail wag the dog’ in my insistence on the importance of research. Story research…

  • The Morning After

    I’ve had a few nice notes and tweets in the wake of last week’s broadcast including one from Chimera producer Nick Gillott, which prompted me to dig out this shot of the two of us way back when on that show’s location in Kettlewell, Yorkshire. Nick’s on the left. How often do I have to…

  • Rare Beast Sighted

    “That rare beast, a literary page-turner.” My advance copies of the US paperback arrived by Fedex this morning. Easy on the eye and silky to the touch. And that’s just me, you should see the book. On sale February 5th.