Grigoriy Nabutov is a scary guy. He first appeared in The Bloodied Black Heart. He has since become Harry Fingle’s nemesis in The Harry Fingle Collection, and appears in all three books in the trilogy. To get a flavour of him, here’s an extract from The Bloodied Black Heart. ~~~ Grigoriy was thirty-seven. He dressed in […]Read more "A man for most assassinations"
The day when Harry Fingle started to realise that his long-standing friend, Philip, was not such a good friend after all, and that his relationship with his ex-lover, Amie, still had some way to go, turned out to be the moment when his life changed forever. Extract from Playing Harry. ‘Harry, what are you doing here?’ […]Read more "What the hell’s going on?"
‘Do you find the defendant, one Harry Nicholas Fingle, guilty or not guilty?’ the judge asked the jury at the end of Harry’s trial. His enemies had conspired against him, bribing policemen and law officials to bring a trumped-up case against him for a crime he didn’t commit. He was found not guilty. The judge […]Read more "Guilty or not?"
Surrounded by nothing but sea and sand can be truly inspirational. It was for me. I’ve just returned from ten days in Provincetown, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and found this beach and several others where it was easy to drop down onto the sand, listen to the sound of the waves, watch the seagulls, and write. […]Read more "After peace come the words"