Thursday, 12th October, 8.00pm 
Albert Poets, Huddersfield
The Albert, Victoria Lane, HD1 2QF (opposite the Library & Town Hall)
Delighted to be back at this great venue after far too many years.
I shall be reading with three other poets, Ian Harker, Gaia Holmes and Winston Plowes.

Saturday, 28th October
Stevenage & Knebworth Arts Group
I will be taking part in a Detective in Fiction Day, organised by Peter Leyland.

Thursday, 9th November, 7.30pm
Highgate Library Civic & Cultural Centre, London
Croftdown Road, London, NW5 1HB
A talk about writing crime fiction, with particular reference to the forthcoming Frank Elder novel, Body & Soul.

Tuesday, 14th November, 7.00 – 8.30pm
Five Leaves Bookshop, Nottingham
14a Long Row, NG1 2DH
Launch reading to mark publication of new short story collection, Going Down Slow
Details: / 0115 8373097

Monday, 20th November, 6.30pm
Owl Bookshop, Kentish Town
207-209 Kentish Town Road, London NW5 2JU
Joint London book launch for Going Down Slow & Woody Haut’s new novel, Days of Smoke.
Details: / 020 7485 7793

Friday, 24th November, 6.30 – 7.30pm
Ray’s Jazz Event at Foyles
107 Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0DT
Poetry & Jazz Layer Cake – reading with the John Lake Band

Friday, 29th December
Under Ground Theatre, Eastbourne
Beneath the Central Library, Grove Road, Eastbourne BN21 4TL6.30
Poetry & Jazz Layer Cake – reading with the John Lake Band


With the publication of the new Frank Elder novel, Body & Soul, by William Heinemann in April, I shall doubtless be taking part in a number of events and festivals to mark its appearance. So far confirmed, Newcastle Noir, 5th-6th May and Crimefest, Bristol 17th-20th May.