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Black is a lonely thirtysomething, lost in the grey wasteland of modern Britain. His lust for life gone, he sleepwalks to and from work each day, barely even able to conjur a daydream on the journey.

Dianne Doyle is an insatiable fortysomething in a playground of corruption, with each game becoming increasingly bizarre. Some would say that she is simply a businesswoman trying to make a success out of her inheritance, but those who know her best know that her interest in profit margins ran out a long time ago. Her pampered, flawless appearance belies a dark history of perversion and violence … and the worst is yet to come for Black: Tanner’s Department Store’s newest employee, and Dianne Doyle’s chosen playmate for her most enigmatic and dangerous game yet. This Christmas, the mundane will be a warm, distant memory for Black, as he finds himself pinned down by Doyle’s trident of blackmail, sex and violence.

A Smaller Hell is a darkly-comic tale of collisions between the normal and the perverted; the workaday and the surreal; the logical and the absurd; and of course, good and evil. A modern Gothic novel combining Adventure, Romance and Psychological Horror, it will keep you guessing as Black negotiates his way through the darkest alleys of this once-splendid shipbuilding town, right up until the shocking climax at the Christmas party.

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My 2006 solo album, recorded in Aliensound Studios, Lancs. Click here to find out more.

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Heavy rock trio from Liverpool doing a psychedelic, soulful, bluesy thing. Click here to find out more.

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Free Stuff

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Click here to read “Chop Chop”: winner of Writing Magazine’s Single Character Short Story Competition and published in March 2020 issue. Below are the judges’ comments.

Click here to read the story and check out the judges’ comments for “Do Not Disturb”: runner up in Writing Magazine‘s Dialogue Only Short Story Competition 2019.

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