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Introductions / Re: Hi!
« on: June 04, 2015, 11:39:32 am »
Welcome to the forums and good luck with the book :)

Ask the Authors and Artists! / Re: Andrew Hook
« on: May 28, 2015, 09:55:25 am »
I'm pleased to say my novel "Church Of Wire" has now been published in both paperback and kindle formats.

Here's the blurb:

Ex-cop, Mordent, is an irascible, anachronistic PI with a noir sensibility and a bubblewrap fetish. Hired by the enigmatic Isabelle Silk to unearth dirt on a business associate, he becomes involved with Jessica – a floozy with a fake Southern Belle accent – and hunts the Residue Killer: a twisted individual intent on despatching survivors of previous serial killer attacks.

All the trails lead to the Church of Wire. Yet does this surrealist religious sect really lie at the heart of the killings?

Church of Wire is the second in a series of exciting crime novels putting a neo-noir twist on the genre conventions of bums and dames, corruption and perversion, and cops and informers; all played out on rain-soaked streets amid a shadow-filled city.

‘Beautiful prose, a razor sharp eye for detail, and chills aplenty. Hook rebirths the noir, but with a very hard darkness and a disturbing air of mystery.’ Paul Finch, author of Dean Man Walking

Praise for The Immortalists: ‘The interplay between Mordent and the other characters is a delight to read, as is the prose throughout with its hard boiled sensibilities, short sentences that cut like diamond on glass and metaphors as apposite as they are off kilter.’ Peter Tennant, Black Static

Amazon links:

There's a comprehensive interview with me over at Speculative Treasury

I'm their first interviewee! Questions were excellent, actually; hopefully the answers are of interest.

Ask the Authors and Artists! / Re: Andrew Hook
« on: May 18, 2015, 10:08:00 am »
There's a comprehensive interview with me over at Speculative Treasury

Johnny Mains has added me to this event, so I'll be reading from my story, "Drowning In Air", which will appear in Best British Horror and was previously published in Strange Tales IV.

Ask the Authors and Artists! / Re: Andrew Hook
« on: May 12, 2015, 10:28:43 am »
Four new short stories written: "Shipwrecked In The Heart Of The City", "We Die When We're Alone", "Wanderlust", and "Old Factory Memories."

Two stories published: "A Life In Plastic" in Strange Tales V (Tartarus Press) and "The Stench of Winter" in Shirley magazine (which is online only, and so can be read here:

Unsung Stories / Re: The Beauty by Aliya Whiteley
« on: May 11, 2015, 10:04:24 am »
That's fantastic. Best of luck in the awards :)

Unsung Stories / Re: Short story night in London
« on: May 08, 2015, 12:13:20 pm »
Done! Will spread the word.

Unsung Stories / Re: Short story night in London
« on: May 07, 2015, 09:15:12 am »
That link doesn't work for me, states the group doesn't exist...

Whilst I don't often get to London I'd be interested in coming along occasionally, so I'll certainly sign up for notifications.

Ask the Authors and Artists! / Re: Andrew Hook
« on: April 17, 2015, 04:08:55 pm »
I can now announce my short story, "Us!", has been accepted for publication in Creeping Crawlers edited by Allen Ashley for Shadow Publishing.

Looks really interesting...thanks for drawing my attention to these guys.

Ask the Authors and Artists! / Re: Andrew Hook
« on: March 23, 2015, 10:02:18 am »
Three short stories recently published: "The Last Mohican" in punkPunk!, "You Can't Handle Love" in Fur-Lined Ghettos #6 (edited by my partner who insisted she include this piece), and "The Frequency of Existence" in Black Static #45.

I've written four new short stories this year: "Tiny Iris", "Where Do Broken Dreams Go?", "My Somnambulant Heart" and "Us!". "Tiny Iris" has been sold to an anthology being edited by Chris Kelso.

And my article: "Unconscious Consumer: X-Ray Spex and the Day-Glo World" appears in the current issue of Sein Und Werden:

Good luck!  :)

Introductions / Re: newbie
« on: March 16, 2015, 09:58:39 am »
Welcome to the BFS forums :)

Introductions / Re: New press and member
« on: March 16, 2015, 09:46:30 am »
Good to see you here George - and best of luck with this venture!

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