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Crime Writers Lunch

I will be reading at the Crime Writers Lunch on Sat 17th October, as part of the Whistler Writers Festival. Along with William Deverell, Dietrich Kalteis, and Linden MacIntyre, I'll be chatting with Feet Banks about the depths of villainous creativity. Looking forward to mulling over evil, murder, mystery and other good ...

The ‘Lizzy Trilogy’ Optioned for TV

The 'Lizzy Trilogy' (the first two books Nondescript Rambunctious and Savour, have been published to date) has been optioned by Vancouver-based Calypso 35 Films. Jeff Murphy, who won Best Writer Award at the 2014 Welsh BAFTAs for Hinterland, will be writing what is intended to be a multi-episode television series with ...

Vancouver Writers Fest Contest

My story 'The Corners Fade' won 2nd place in The Vancouver Writers Fest fiction contest, 2014. The story can be read ...

Quill & Quire reviews ‘Savour’

"… a unique and unsettling perspective to the otherwise hoary trope of the relationship between a serial killer and his victim….The narrative development, driven by character rather than expected machinations of the plot, is a genuine pleasure…Savour contains enough information about the events of Nondescript ...

Savour, published in Canada Oct 2014.

  The second book in 'The Lizzy Trilogy' was published by Anvil Press in Oct 2014, to be translated and published in the Netherlands and France in 2015. Savour continues the dark story of Lizzy and her nemesis Oliver. Lizzy is entrenched in the shadier part of London, far from her hometown in Scotland. Three years ...

Nondescript Rambunctious, the first in the Lizzy Trilogy.

Nondescript Rambunctious was published by Anvil Press in Canada. A literary thriller, it is the first in 'The Lizzy Trilogy'. More than a simple story of a killer and his victims, we are taken into the life of a family, the days of a community, and the very real possibility that evil is everywhere - maybe even inside ...

Dutch translation of Nondescript Rambunctious, ‘Thirst’.

The Dutch translation of Nondescript Rambunctious was published in April 2014 by Uitgeverij Cargo. It has been renamed Dorst (Thirst). 'He sees and hears everything'. REVIEWS "A masterly dark, sinister, literary thriller." - Nouveau Magazine "Jackie Bateman has delivered a first-class thriller with Thirst, at ...