‘A marvellous entry in this excellent series, one of those books that  you have to keep reading but hate to finish. Highly recommended.’ [Stage Fright]


I’m a guest on The First Two Pages

Art Taylor is an award-winning short story writer, whose work I much admire. He has a blog called The First Two Pages for which he invites writers to discuss the choices that they made in writing the first two pages of a story or novel. And today that writer is me and I am honoured to be asked. If you would like to know the thinking behind the first two pages of ‘Some Other Dracula’ (recently published in the CWA anthology Music of the Night) and to read a taster, go to

Art also has a story, ‘Love Me or Leave Me: A Fugue in G Minor,’ in the anthology and it is an absolute cracker.

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