You are here

Update

Friday, November 25, 2016 - 11:54
Glad to report that "Finisterre" is a star pick in the latest Sunday Times Crime Club.  Excellent pre-publication kick-off. In the meantime, yours truly is doing the biz at the Telling Tales event at New Milton (Hants) tomorrow afternoon, followed by library events at Petersfield (Tuesday 29th November, 7.00pm), Gosport Discovery Centre (Wednesday 30th November, 7.00pm) and Hayling Island (Thursday 1st December, 7.00pm).   There's a signing at Waterstones, Petersfield on Friday 2nd December (11.00am), with more signings to be confirmed in S. Hants.  ...

Telling Tales

Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 12:55
Here's a heads-up for what sounds like a deeply promising event in late November.  It takes place in the New Forest.  Details on this link....    https://uk.patronbase.com/_ForestArtsCentreEvents/Productions/AQ/Performances

Change of Tack

Friday, September 2, 2016 - 16:39
The hot news just now is that yours truly is taking an extended break from crime fiction to launch a trilogy of World War Two thrillers.  The first, "Finisterre", publishes (in hardback) on 1st December and the books to follow will feature what I've termed a "soft-linkage" between characters who flit in and out of the narrative as the plot demands.  This little device serves two purposes.  Firstly it acts like an egg, binding together the series as a whole, thus giving me the chance to offer promising bit players an entire book of their own.  ...

Applause for The Order of Things

Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 09:02
Immodest, I know....this from "Crime Review" The Order of Thingsby Graham Hurley Review Graham Hurley is one of the most reliable writers around – he rarelymisses his step and you’re pretty sure you’ll get a well-told andengrossing tale from him. The Order of Things is no exception.I’ve followed his books through from its days with bird-watching DI JoeFaraday on the mean streets of Portsmouth, through to the presentseries with DS Jimmy Suttle legging it down to Devon. And I’ll admit Iwas dubious about the spin-off to start with, as a good...

The Storm Monster

Monday, January 11, 2016 - 11:54
 Like the rest of the nation, my wife and I have become acutely weather-conscious.  We live by the sea on a bluff overlooking a view to die for.  The terraced house faces south-west across the bay and the weather rolls in day after day, a subject of endless fascination.  The play of shadow on the nearby ridge of hills.  A curtain of rain ahead of an approaching squall.  The startling burst of low sunshine minutes later.  Pretty phrases until we wake up – all too literally – to the realisation that something has gone profoundly wrong.  To die...

The Order of Things: the story so far

Saturday, January 9, 2016 - 10:14
The latest Jimmy Suttle - The Order of Things - was published before Christmas.  Here's a taste of reader reaction to date... Norah Rothwell (norah@rothwells.com.au) sent a message using the contact format http://www.grahamhurley.co.uk/contact. Loved your Joe Faraday books and have just read the first Jimmy Suttle which I love just as much if not more. I know I'm late starting on them but now I can read a few one after the other. Thank you for hours of enjoyment. And hope you have a happy Christmas.Alan Wright (atw@exemail.com.au) sent a message using the contact form athttp...

Hasty PS

Friday, November 20, 2015 - 09:27
To anyone who turned up at Best Books last night for the launch of "The Order of Things", my huge apologies.  It is, of course, tonight (at 6.00pm) - and it was, of course, my fault for not including the date.  Senior moment.  Mea mucho culpa...

Happy Days

Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 10:18
Last week saw a couple of library appearences at Fareham and Waterloovile.  Huge thanks to Lian Sills and the staffs at both libraries for the sell-out audiences.  The phrase "Audience Evaluation" strikes fear into the heart of any speaker but here's a selection Lian just sent me.  Happy Days.....‘A big thank you to Graham Hurley, both for the books and the interesting talk’‘A very fluent speaker’‘A great evening with a charming man’‘What an interesting evening! Graham spoke with such passion. Lovely evening’‘...

Scribe Outings

Monday, November 16, 2015 - 15:26
Here's three of upcoming dates when yours truly will be spreading the word. Tuesday 24th November at Hythe library.  That's in Waterside, west of Southampton.  7.30pm start - and I'll be talking about - guess what? - adventures in crime fiction.  Discounted books on sale afterwards.  Will sign anything, including live flesh... Friday 4th December, at the Naval Maritime Club in Portsmouth's Queen Street.  It's a lunch for the Pompey Pensioners Association, dear to my heart, organised by an old mate, Alan Burnett.  12.30pm will get you...

Launch Date for "The Order of Things"

Friday, November 6, 2015 - 15:56
The latest novel in the D/S Jimmy Suttle series, "The Order of Things", is scheduled for publication in hardback on Thursday 19th November.  Already, to my delight, Orion have ordered a second impression.As usual, in the the tradition of great send-offs, we shall be launching "The Order of Things" at Exmouth's leading book shop - the aptly named Best Books.  Owner Wendy Pilling, to whom I owe a huge debt of gratitude, will be our host for the evening.  The event kicks off at 6.00pm and everyone is welcome....so do join us for drinks, home-made cakes, and...

Pages