Yearly Archives: 2012

History Today and The Scotsman at Christmas

Very generous review of The Poison Tide in January’s ‘History Today’ magazine. Jerome de Groot writes that ‘it is a cracking read, a thriller that has heft and a challenging …

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Shots: Getting Away with Murder

Mike Ripley has made The Poison Tide his thriller of 2012 in ‘Getting Away with Murder’. Praise indeed.


At the Manchester Literature Festival

Enjoyed my turn at the Manchester Literature Festival discussing historical fiction with the author, Katharine McMahon.  The organisers have written up a blog of our event that touches on some …

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The Sunday Times Review

Thumbs up from The Sunday Times for The Poison Tide ‘First Class thriller…that possesses a richness of characterisation and intelligence that few other such thrillers can match.’


Manchester Literature Festival

Looking forward to chatting about historical fiction with Katharine McMahon, the author of ‘The Alchemist’s Daughter’ and ‘The Rose of Sebastopol’ at the Manchester Literature Festival on Monday [October 15]. …

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‘Six Weeks’ and ‘Parade’s End’

Six Weeks:  For a time, this was the life expectancy of a junior infantry officer on the Western Front in 1914-18. I was in London last week researching my next …

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Eurocrime Review of The Poison Tide

A review of The Poison Tide from Eurocrime.  ’Gripped until the final page’, writes Terry Halligan.  


Shots Feature: The spy and his conscience

Spies aren’t that different from you and me – at first…. Here are a few thoughts on spies, fictional spies and the struggle to ‘do the right thing’ in a …

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Peterborough Telegraph Review

An eight star review from The Peterborough Telegraph:   ‘This fine novel fuses fiction with real-life First World War events. The Germans are supplying guns to the rebels in Ireland …

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Review of The Poison Tide

  The Sir Read A Lot historical fiction website has reviewed The Poison Tide and found it ‘a thoroughly enjoyable read’.  Thanks for the thumbs up – and here is …

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