Herald. A Festive Tale.

This is a short(ish) tale that I began to write a couple of weeks ago and then spent some of the intervening time tidying up and adding to. Whilst fictional, elements of it have been inspired by people, places and events, true to me. “Ingrebourne”, for example, was the telephone exchange area for my late…

A Rubbish Poem #03. The CMBC choir.

(by Gavin Dimmock. December 4, 2018)   Eight fifteen on Tuesday’s chilly morn, Three weeks yet until the Saviour’s dawn. A feeble orange sun helps dispel the sheen Of frost that hides your frozen windscreen. With scratch and scrape, scrape and scratch You hurry to clear enough of a patch Of glass in which you…

“High White Sun” by J. Todd Scott. (Chris Cherry #02)

My review of “High White Sun” by J. Todd Scott. (Brought to you by the letter T.) Tremendous. Thrilling. Tense. Terrific. Taut. Triumph. Triumphant. Titanic. Tough. Tenacious. Tight. Twisted. Tip-top. Tretis. Tantalising. Tender. Talented. Texas. Texan. Trilogy? (From GoodReads) In this fiery and violent new sequel to The Far Empty, even though Sheriff Ross is…

“The Far Empty” by J. Todd Scott. (Chris Cherry #01)

My review of “The Far Empty” by J. Todd Scott. (Brought to you by the letter M.) Mean. Moody. Murderous. Memorable. Magnificent. Menacing. Majestic. Masterful. Magical. Merciless. Marvellous. Mayhem. Major. Mesmerising. Mighty. Maddish. Mysterious. Magnetic….more, more, MORE! Seriously though, my discovery of this novel, and of its writer, J. Todd Scott, came about purely by…

“City of Sinners” by A.A. Dhand. (Harry Virdee #03)

I zipped through this, the third Harry Virdee novel, in just a matter of days. Around two and a half, I think. And, at 0232 hours this morning, I came to the end of this whirlwind paced, adrenaline fuelled, terrific bobby-dazzler of a read. For such a clean cut, well presented, eloquent and charming chap,…

First Night.

As can often be seen at the start of films, TV shows, and books, this short story (possibly the beginnings of something longer) is “inspired” by true events. I hope you enjoy it. A huge thank you to my Shotgun Rider for that ideal and perfect description, just two words actually, but two words that…

“Depth of Winter” by Craig Johnson. (Walt Longmire​ #14)

*Read between 11th October and 13th October 2018 ****WARNING: SPOILER….If you have yet to read “The Western Star”, do not read any further.**** Welcome to Walt Longmire’s worst nightmare. In Craig Johnson’s latest mystery, Depth of Winter, an international hit man and the head of one of the most vicious drug cartels in Mexico has…

“The Western Star” by Craig Johnson. (Walt Longmire #13)

*Read between 7th October and 11th October 2018 Sheriff Walt Longmire is enjoying a celebratory beer after a weapons certification at the Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy when a younger sheriff confronts him with a photograph of twenty-five armed men standing in front of a Challenger steam locomotive. It takes him back to when fresh from…

“An Obvious Fact” by Craig Johnson. (Walt Longmire #12)

*Read between 1st October and 7th October 2018 In this, the twelfth full-length novel in the New York Times bestselling Longmire series, Walt, Henry Standing Bear, and Vic discover much more than they bargained for when they are called in to investigate a hit-and-run accident. In the midst of the largest motorcycle rally in the…