January 2020

Book versus film: LA Confidential

Nobody did intense crime writing like James Ellroy. Many tried but they invariably fell short. His short staccato sentences and battering-ram raps and riffs took…



Book versus film: Get Carter

  This iconic crime movie, which starred Michael Caine as adopted Londoner Jack Carter seeking revenge for his brother’s murder up north, was based on…






Review: Payback by Mark Brumby

Payback by Mark Brumby is a genre hopping quirky, crime/sci fi thriller crying out for a movie or TV treatment. A  financial journalist is chasing…