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How Joseph Goebbels led to Donald Trump

Thursday, January 14, 2021 - 09:38
Joseph Goebbels, and the Coming of Donald TrumpThe currency of fiction is fiction, aka lies, made-up stuff, imagined, invented, not real.  I know this because I spent years as documentary-maker, exploring the surfaces of peoples’ lives, and what made them tick inside. These assignments were frequently a challenge, or perhaps a bit of a tease, because so often a real story, the property of a real person, could do with a little tweak or two, and that – I knew – was against the rules.  Then, towards the end of this period, I got a two-book contract to write, guess...

Pompey Interview

Tuesday, December 22, 2020 - 13:49
Here's a an interview I was honoured to be part of with Tim Raw, entertainment guru and Portsmouth marketeer.  Enjoy!!!! https://youtu.be/rDFOVODilSM  

Off Script selected Thriller of the Year, 'Stalingrad' takes off....

Tuesday, December 22, 2020 - 08:56
'Off-Script', Enora Andressen's third outing, has been chosen as Thriller of the Year by influential i/net site Fully Booked:  "Not the least of Graham Hurley’s wizardry is the bravura way he tells the tale through the eyes of a 39 year-old woman. Enora is utterly convincing, and has become another example of Hurley’s brilliant storytelling."  More details on https://fullybooked2017.com/2020/12/20/books-of-the-year-2020-best-thriller/amp/?__twitter_impression=true.And here's an early review for 'Last Flight to Stalingrad', posted...

Buying Limelight

Sunday, August 30, 2020 - 08:22
Signed hardback copies of 'Limelight' are now available directly through this website.  If you live in Budleigh Salterton, all you have to do is leave your name, address, and tell me whether you'd like your copy personally dedicated.  We'll sort out delivery.  The cost?  £15, in cash please when we drop the book off.  That's a 25% discount on the published (and current Amazon) price.  If you live anywhere else but Budleigh, personally signed copies can be despatched through the post on receipt of a cheque for £18 (to include...

Enora Andressen's Next Assignment

Friday, August 21, 2020 - 12:29
 'Limelight' is the fourth of the Enora Andressen thrillers.  For newcomers to the series, here’s the plot so far. Now in her early forties, Enora is an Anglo-Breton actress who’s made her name in the world of art-house movies.  The launch title, Curtain Call, found her beset by the ugly collapse of a seventeen year-long marriage to Berndt Andressen, a Sandi screenwriter, and by the near-terminal diagnosis of an aggressive brain tumour.  She emerged intact from both these traumas, and journied onwards through Books Two and Three.  The latter,...

For These Turbulent Times....

Friday, April 3, 2020 - 15:17
 How to respond to these extraordinary times?  Here’s my contribution…. …a while ago, Lin and I journied to Israel, and then to the West Bank.  As a university student, I’d spent three long summers on a kibbutz north of the Sea of Galilee.  One of those visits co-incided with the immediate aftermath of the Six Day War.  Kibbutz Shamir lay half-way up the Golan Heights, and I and my mate found ourselves on the very edge of history.  The year before, you could toss an apple into Syria.  Suddenly, as long as you were careful about...

Is There Life After Crime Fiction?

Friday, August 16, 2019 - 15:04
   Is There Life After Crime Fiction? Here’s the challenge.  You’ve made a bit of a name for yourself in crime fiction.  After picking up Orion’s cri-fi invitation you’ve written sixteen books, sold the TV rights, and enjoyed yourself.  But the prospect of penning yet another police interview is driving you insane and you badly need to explore another genre.So what do you do?The answer, as so often in life, ghosts in from left field.  We happened to be on the Galician coast a couple of years back, in a sleepy little fishing...

Tom Leins Q&A

Friday, August 16, 2019 - 15:00
Q&A for Tom Leins Considering your reputation as one of Britain’s finest police procedural writers, I was surprised to learn that the early Joe Faraday books were written at the behest of your publisher – not because of any particular enthusiasm for crime fiction. In hindsight, does it surprise you that the series went on to span twelve novels? The short answer is yes.  I agreed the first three-book contract because there was nothing else on offer.  I didn’t (and still don’t) like crime fiction, and rarely read the stuff.  Prior to the...

Curtain Call...the Inside Story....

Saturday, December 29, 2018 - 14:58
  Curtain Call…the inside story… Chick lit was never going to be my thing until I happened across Enora Andressen. It was summer last year, half past three in the morning.  We were living in a remote French hamlet south of the Loire and I awoke with a single sentence fully formed.  The neuro-surgeon has a fondness for metaphor.  There it was,  Nothing less, nothing more.  Present tense.  Slightly mysterious.  A single beckoning finger. Neuro-surgeon?  Metaphor?  These tiny gifts from the deep subconscious happen...

Estocada Launch

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 17:49
We're celebrating the hardback publication of "Estocada" at an event at Exmouth Library on the evening of Wednesday 4th July, starting at 7.00 pm.  Wines and nibbles on offer, plus a chance to toast the weather and buy a discounted copy of the sequel to "Aurore".  All welcome.

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