November 6, 2019

Apologies for the very long silence whilst in the throes of

writing, editing, proofreading, and participating in various stages of the production of...

Edgar Allan Poe and the Empire of the Dead !

The last novel in the Poe & Dupin sleuthing trilogy has just been publ...

January 20, 2019

Edgar Allan Poe's two hundred and tenth birthday... and he's still inspiring readers, writers, and artists.  A bit belatedly (after hassles with the website and far too many hours wasted) I am finally posting a short video I put together that amalgamates some illustrat...

November 19, 2018

 I've been caught up in finishing my submission draft of Edgar Allan Poe and the Empire of the Dead, so have been remiss about posting much.

Here, however, is a link to a little article I wrote for SHOTS Magazine that focuses on how location inspired the story of Edgar...

October 6, 2018

Edgar Allan Poe died on this day, 169 years ago at the age of 40. On 3 October 1849, he was found collapsed outside Gunner’s Hall at 44 East Lombard Street in Baltimore by a printer named Joseph Walker.

Walker sent for Poe's friend Dr. Joseph Snodgrass who took Poe to...

October 3, 2018

I had a great time chatting about Edgar Allan Poe and my Poe/ Dupin mystery trilogy with the 'Raven Lunatics':  Dwight L. MacPherson, Rebecca MacPherson, and Chris Semtner.  Dwight is a writer and publisher of comics, including:  The Imaginary Voyages of Edgar All...

September 16, 2018

Edgar Allan Poe and the London Monster is now available as an audio book, thanks to Isis Publishing in Oxford. 

When I was over in the U.K. in July, I had the opportunity to spend a few hours at their production studio and to hear Robert G. Slade read a section of the...

August 23, 2018

 Today is the official publication date of the paperback version of Edgar Allan Poe and the Jewel of Peru by Point Blank Books, the crime imprint of Oneworld Publications.  (The Australian publication date for the paperback is in November...)

I've created a little anim...

June 28, 2018

The advance copies of the paperback version of Edgar Allan Poe and the Jewel of Peru have just been delivered to my publisher in London: Point Blank Books, an imprint of Oneworld Publications. Can't wait to get my hands on them in a few weeks-- they are a beautiful fol...

May 8, 2018

Edgar Allan Poe and the Jewel of Peru (hardback edition) is released today, 8 May, in the USA, an interesting launch date choice as it is also the anniversary of the 1844 burning of St. Augustine Church in Philadelphia, which is a key location in the novel.

The story ta...

January 27, 2018

A short post to commemorate the death on this day (27 January) of ornithologist and artist John James Audubon (1785 – 1851). 

Audubon was born in Haiti, spent much of his childhood in France, and emigrated to America, initially to run his father's 284 acre farm in Mill...

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