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2020 Top Picks (forget all of that crappy stuff for a minute)

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  Here are some of my favourite books, music and screen from this year. Yes 2020 has been rather rubbish- but at least we had these...  Books The Last Crossing- Brian McGilloway Blacktop Wasteland- SA Cosby  Dead Girl Blues- Lawrence Block  Our Little Cruelties- Liz Nugent  Sing Backwards and Weep- Mark Lanegan Screen The Boys The Walking Dead  The Comey Rule  Borat 2 The Mandolorian  Cobra Kai  Music  Mark Lanegan- Straight Songs of  Sorrow  Paul McCartney- 3 Therapy?- Live Best of Nick Cave- Live- Alexandra Palace  See my books here -  Books  

WITNESS Book Launch- intro, reading, music, interview & more!

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I’m really pleased for book number 5 to now be ‘out there!’  Buy Here  Here is a short reading from the first chapter and me telling you a little about the set up for the novel-  I also took the opportunity to record a wee promo tune- Lastly, here is a new interview I took part in about the new book-  Interview Take care everyone! 

UTV Bunker Book Review Episode 12

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  As we're in a kind of semi-lock-down again,  I’m back with some new book recommendations- click below to watch the UTV video...   Watch  HERE Buy The Mark  HERE

Bunker Book Review Episode 11 Jo Nesbo

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This week in the bunker- a chat about the awesome Scandi-Noir author - Jo Nesbo Watch on UTV  HERE Buy The Mark  HERE

THE MARK First Chapters

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Here are the first chapters of my new book to hopefully whet your appetite a little bit... You can get your copy   HERE £2.99 ebook £7.99 paperback Free with Kindle Unlimited (Copyright Simon Maltman,  Published by Close 2 The Bone Publishing 2020) The Mark Simon Maltman Prelude Pain – it was everywhere.  Searing, whole. I couldn’t separate the ache from one area of my body to another anymore. The pain swept across me in waves.  The burns, the bruises, the gashes. Breasts. Legs. Face. I was hot; the ground was hot beneath me too. I was sweating. My clothes were ragged and worn, and so were my protruding limbs.  Thirst. I longed for a cool drink of water pouring past my chapped lips. I’d shove a cigarette in between them after too – I’d take a long, rich drag if my battered lungs would allow it.  But I had none of those things, I had nothing. I wasn’t getting away from here. There was nowhere for me to go.  Trapped.  It was hopeless. I bar

THE MARK Reading & Intro

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Here's a reading and a bit of chat about my new book... You can order THE MARK  HERE Paperback £7.99 Ebook £2.99

UTV Bunker Book Review Episode 10: Lawrence Block

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This week’s Crime Legend... Lawrence Block Watch on UTV  HERE The Mark- Out Now on Paperback & Ebook  Order  HERE